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Young people of Christchurch, this section is for you. Tell us what you would like included here and we will do our best. (Complete and submit form in bottom right of this page.)
Local social groups
The Lighthouse Youth Centre
23 Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 1PE. Tel: 01202 588041
Manager: Russ Gannicott 07866 051413
Somerford Youth Centre
Bingham Road, Somerford, Christchurch, BH23 3AH, Tel: 01202 476882
Manager: Jae Harris (CAYP) 07785 935928
Our times of opening are:
If you know of any other groups that are running and not featured on here, please let us know!
LiveWell Dorset is a free service for people over the age of 19 who live in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset who would like support to change their lifestyle. They can support with things such as quitting smoking, losing weight, drinking less and adopting a more active lifestyle. See here for their website and how to access their services. Click here to download the leaflet.
Use the form on the right if:
Feeling depressed or suicidal?
Did you know that if you text HOME to 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text you back immediately and will continue to text with you? Many people don't like talking over the phone and would feel more comfortable texting. This is a free service for anyone.
Also if you would prefer to talk to someone www.papyrus-uk.org has a lot of helpful information and support for anyone up to age 35 who is feeling suicidal. Phone their Hopelines 0800 068 4141 or 0778 620 9697 M-F 10-10 W/e 2-10 or use their Text 07786 209697.
Family Partnership Zone (Christchurch), Zone Lead:
Steve Cox O'Rourke Tel: 01202 225724.
If you are a young person in Christchurch who is having problems and you would like some support, get in touch with Steve who will find the best way to get you some help.
Christchurch Family Partnership Zone
The Christchurch Family Partnership Zone is responsible for supporting children, young people and families with additional needs in the Borough of Christchurch. The core team includes Family workers based at local Council Offices and Children's Centers. Tel: 01202 225724
School Nursing Teams
Visit the Dorset Healthcare School Nursing website.
Click on video below to learn a lesson for a happier life.
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