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This week Teenage Helpline have been using The Handbook (www.thehandbook.com/celebrities) to source celebrity contact details. We are planning on getting in touch with various celebrities in order to reach out to more and more young people for Teenage Helpline. The Handbook contains, full agent, manager and publicist details to over 40k celebrities, so there are lots to choose from. If there is a specific celebrity that you think we should be getting in contact with let us know

Happy new year!

On behalf of Teenage Helpline and all its volunteers, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year!

2014 has been an amazing year for Teenage Helpline, and we have managed to make a massive amount of progress with regards to the service that we offer. From updating our website to make it a more friendly place to be and easier to understand, to starting to take on our first volunteers and taking donations. This is a huge step forward for us in knowing that our service is really able to make a difference to the lives of young people.

We have made so many plans for the future to ensure that Teenage Helpline just keeps on improving for you, with the hope of introducing new services and improving our current services all throughout next year.

We would all like to thank you for all of your support, from donating to simply sharing our Facebook page. Your support this year has been amazing and we wouldn’t be able to do this without you.

Next year, we are hoping to see our service grow massively so that we can truly reach out to young people and achieve what we want to achieve.

Thank you again,
Joshua Towers
Managing Director

It’s Official!

As of 11th August 2014, Teenage Helpline is a registered non-profit organisation! This means we have an official standing as a company, and opens up plenty of new options for us in terms of future opportunities and fund-raising.

Neither our website nor our core mission will be changing – this is purely a legal change! We’re still aiming to help and advise all young people who have questions or problems.

Below are our official company registration details:

Teenage Helpline
Company Number: 09170949

5 Jupiter House,
Calleva Park,
Aldermaston,
Reading,
Berkshire,
RG7 8NN.

If you have any questions regarding this change, don’t hesitate to contact us at: help@teenagehelpline.org.uk .

Get involved?

Do you want to get involved with Teenage Helpline?

We will soon be opening our application process, and accepting applications for volunteers.

As a small organisation with big plans, we have lots of areas that we need volunteers to give us a hand with, and we are sure that we can find a role to suit each of you!

Volunteering can give you a great experience for future opportunities and it’s great to put on your CV, university or job application. But not only that, volunteering for Teenage Helpline will allow you to contribute to the difference that we make as an organisation, and that you make as an individual.

If you are interested in volunteering, keep checking back over the next few weeks. We will be posting a few different documents that will give you more of an insight in the roles that we offer, the experience that you can gain and the difference that you can make!

Alternatively, if you want to get involved but don’t want to commit yourself to Teenage Helpline, we are sure that we can work with you to find a suitable way in which you can get involved.

Raising awareness for Trichotillomania!

Emma Simonsen, a young woman from Melksham, Wiltshire has been setting up a project to raise awareness about a mental health condition that is not well known called Trichotillomania.

Trichotillomania is a condition that causes a person to feel a strong urge to pull out their hair, and can have serious and long lasting effects on young people.

Although this condition is not very well known, it is very common in young people.

With the help of an organisation called Fixers (You can view their website at http://www.fixers.org.uk/ ) Emma has filmed a short piece that was broadcast on the ITV West Country News this evening. During this process Emma was able to meet a specialist Psychologist who was able to talk about the condition, two others who suffer from the condition, and a group of her friends who will be supporting her on the project.

You can see Emma’s short piece here: http://goo.gl/Wu3TMN

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

Next week (May 12th) is Mental Health Awareness Week 2014, and the theme this year is:

“Are you anxiety aware?”

You can read more about Mental Health Awareness Week here http://goo.gl/10pggq.
Can you get involved, and raise awareness about Anxiety? Maybe you don’t know much about anxiety and you would like to become more aware yourself. Check out our page on Anxiety here http://goo.gl/aLhZ60.

If you suffer from Anxiety, you could help to raise awareness! Alternatively, if you feel that you need some support with your anxiety then you can chat to one of our mentors today either through our 1-1 chat feature, or by e-mailing help@teenagehelpline.org.uk.

‘100 follower target’

Hi guys!

We have decided that it is time to start putting ourselves out there, and the first thing that we are going to do is set a ‘follower target’. We want your help to try and get us to 100 followers/likes on both our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Bpy5qL
Twitter: http://goo.gl/6buQlE

Please share our page, tell your friends or any other great ideas that you might have to get our name out there.

As an organisation, we are working on many other ways to advertise our services. If you think you have some good campaigning ideas then please e-mail us at: management@teenagehelpline.org.uk.

Thank you for your help!

Internet Security

You may have recently heard about the flaws in security online. You can read more about it here: http://goo.gl/Kh19aX

We have looked into any issues that this might have caused, and any issues that it could cause in the future. We would like to reassure you that we have solved these issues, and that you should not worry when using our services.

All staff in Teenage Helpline have been asked to change all of their passwords, and we feel that any information we hold is safe.

Social Media Support

We are not only confined to our website, you can find us on Twitter and Facebook by clicking the links below:

Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teenagehelpline
Our Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/teenagehelpline

Not only this, but there may be other websites similar to ours that you might want to visit as well:

Mind: http://www.mind.org.uk/
ChildLine: https://www.childline.org.uk/
NSPCC: http://www.nspcc.org.uk
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre): http://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
BeatBullying: http://www.beatbullying.org/

And there are many more that you may find through a simple internet search!

Volunteering

Are you interested in supporting Teenage Helpline?
Shortly will be looking into recruiting some volunteers to help us in the various jobs that we complete as an organisation varying from the background admin work, to the mentors who actively support the young people who seek our help.
There are a range of different jobs and hopefully we can find you one that suits you the most.
If you have any questions then you can check our volunteers page to see if this answers any of them: http://goo.gl/VjdTHj
Or e-mail the following with any questions and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will get back to you as soon as possible: volunteer@teenagehelpline.org.uk

Thank you for your interest!