Welcome to the Self Help Hub's guide to supporting services & resources - listed under this section E & F are resources supporting the following subject areas: Eating Issues, Edibles, Environment, Epilepsy, Equality, Exams, Exclusion, Exercise, Faith, FGM, First Aid, Forced Marriage, Forgiveness, Friends.

- 0808 801 0677
Studentline - 0808 801 0811
B-eat are the UK's eating disorder charity, a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

ABC - Anorexia and Bulimia Care - 03000 11 12 13 (option 1 for support line, option 2 for family and friends).
Information and support.

Do Men Get Eating Disorders - Film

Information about Eating Disorders.



What are 'Edibles'?
Edibles are any food products (including sweets, cakes, shakes and biscuits) that contain cannibis and which typically contain both THC and CBD.

Edibles and Safety
They may not contain what you think they do so the effects can be unpredictable - the amount of cannibis in an edible may vary hugely and other harmful drugs may also have been added.  This means that it is easy to overdose.  They may also react negatively with other medications or alcohol.

Absorption of edibles takes longer (as it's absorbed into the bloodstream through the liver) so may take 1-3 hours to take effect.  Again, this may lead people to overdose by thinking that its 'not working'. 

Overdose of edibles leads to unpleasant side effects including paranoia, nausea, hallucinations, panic attacks and impaired mobility.

Regular cannabis use can negatively affect brain development, heart health, memory and cognition.  Used over a long time it can increase the risk of developing teen schizophrenia and affects memory and learning. 

Medical Help
If you are concerned about the medical health of someone who has had edibles - please either call 111 (NHS) or 999 in an emergency.

For information and support about drugs including edibles, take a look at the following sites:

Frank - 0800 776600 or text phone for hard of hearing to 0800 917 8765
'Honest information about drugs' - Talk to Frank for facts, support and confidential advice on drugs and alcohol.

Adfam - 020 7553 7640
Support for people with a family member who takes drugs or alcohol, helping to find local support groups.

Getting It On
Regional charity for South West London providing information and services for 13-19 year olds on a variety of issues including drugs and alcohol.  

Dorset based charity offering local services in that area - website offers information across a wide range of topics. 

We Are With You
Offer free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health - help for you, or if you are worried about someone else.  

The Wildlife Trusts
The Wildlife Trusts have launched their Wilder Futures campaign with a special message from David Attenborough - watch the powerful video here featuring Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad (Wind in the Willows) and hopefully you may be inspired to get involved to bring our wildlife back.

This group is concerned with the environment and the consequences of rubbish/single use plastic.  They arrange regular 'plogs' which are run/walk and rubbish pick ups to get rubbish off the streets and away from our rivers. They have also set up school plogging clubs which allow children to get involved  and become passionate about cleaning up their local environment.  Contact them if you would like to set up a plog in your school.

Epilepsy Action
Helpline - 0808 800 5050
and information about epilepsy.

Young Epilepsy - Helpline 01342 831342
Support information and advice enabling children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions to thrive and reach their ambitions.

Brain and Spine Foundation Epilepsy Factsheet - Download Here.

"Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, what they believe, or whether they have a disability." - quote - Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

The Equality Act 2010 makes it an offence to discriminate on the basis of nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The EHRC is about promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales. They can provide support and advice about this for individuals and organisations.

EASS - Equality Advisory Support Service
The EASS has a Helpline to give information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues. The service is free and fully accessible by phone, email, fax, post, video link for those who wish use BSL and has access to advocacy services for those with mental ill health and people with a learning disability.

Scope 0808 800 3333
The disability equality charity in England and Wales who can provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed.   Provide support on all aspects of living with disability including benefits, jobs and careers, legal advice and debt. 

Disability Energy Support Service - they offer free energy and water advice to disabled people, helping them to manage their energy and water needs.   Simply contact them for a telephone appointment.

Exam Results 2022 - HYCS' Support Page here.  
News, updates, results day, how to appeal and more for the 2022 grading of results.

Download the HYCS' Exam Stress leaflet in the Self Help Hub for resources and tips to help with Exam Stress.

BBC Sounds - Bitesize Exam Survivors
From how to stay focused during revision to getting the best out of exam day, our experts and exam survivors bring you a toolbox full of tips to help you keep calm and study on.

BBC Bitesize 
Advice, plans, revision tips - everything you need to improve your revision technique for exams.

BBC Bitesize Revision App
for 14-16 year olds - see App Zone

Centre 33 - Exam Stress Guide
Download a useful guide to managing exam stress here.

Please also see our guide to support resources for results day 2020 here.

Looking After Yourself During Your GCSE's leaflet (order hard copy or download free - Charlie Waller Trust
This guide is part of a series about taking an emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs. This is the pupil guide, and others are available for teachers, parents and carers. The guides are packed with practical tips and ideas to support young people before, during and after exam time. Although written in reference to GCSEs, the content can be applied to any exam.

Quizlet App (Free with in app purchases)
Create your own flashcard sets or choose from millions created by other students. Test yourself with practice problems and seven study modes that can help you feel more prepared. Solve the toughest textbook problems with Quizlet explanations, millions of step-by-step textbook solutions written by experts and double checked for accuracy. Get personalised study paths and track your progress with the Quizlet Learning Assistant.

TES 2022 Guide to GCSE's
Exam dates, timetables and key information such as what to do if you are ill/miss an exam, appeals process and more.

Young Minds- Coping with Exam Stress Guide
Pressure to do well in exams can be overwhelming and affect your mental health - link above to go Young Mind's Exam Stress advice if it's all getting a bit too much.

Recommended Reading:

Yes You Can - How To Ace Your Exams Without Losing Your Mind by Natasha Devon

 Mental health campaigner and exam expert Natasha Devon uses her expertise to show you not just how to stay calm in the face of exams, but also how you can absolutely smash them.

* Learn how your brain works – understand the point of stress and sort and tackle your anxieties

* Take a quiz to find out what kind of learner you are and tailor make your own revision schedule

* It's not all about work. Plan your study breaks with tips on baking, doodling, dancing and relaxation techniques

* Deal with exam days with the help of mindfulness, power poses, recall and planning techniques. 



You may also find it helpful to consult other areas in this directory such as Law and Disability for further information and resources.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) Advice and Education Training
0300 0115 142 - Parents/Pupils advice line
ACE provide independent advice and information for parents on education issues in England.  Their advice and information is based on current education law and guidance and covers state funded education for children aged 5-16 years in England only. Advice and information aims to give parents up to date knowledge of law and guidance as well as practical advice on how to work with their child's school to resolve any concerns.

Child Law Advice
Information for pupils attending school in England about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school to review an exclusion and the right to appeal an exclusion. 

Information about what to expect and how to cope with a school exclusion.

National Autistic Society
National charity offering support, advice and information for anyone affected by Autism.   Services include the NAS school exclusion helpline 0808 800 402.

School Exclusion Project
Provide free advocacy to help parents appeal against their child’s permanent exclusion in England. We specialise in disability discrimination and cases where the child has special educational needs. 

NHS Fitness Studios
Instructor-led exercise workouts lasting from 10-45 minutes - from aerobics and pilates to yoga and bellydancing.