UK360 - Episode 39 - Sam Naz
26 February 2013, 11:25
Sam Naz presents a UK360 special about disadvantaged young people. We look at charities dedicated to helping those affected by drug addiction, mental health issues and learn about independent teenage living schemes, as well as life changing opportunities offered to those in tough circumstances.
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Overcoming Drug Addiction
Did you know that 7% of UK adults are dependent on alcohol at any one time? That's equivalent to around two million people. For the past 25 years, The Alcohol & Drug Service have helped people affected by the destructive path of substance misuse to make positive changes in their lives. If you need support with drug or alcohol issues and live in Yorkshire, Humberside or Lincolnshire, visit http://www.ads-uk.org or call 01482 320 606
Supported Living Scheme
For young people with no experience of living away from home, moving out can be daunting. But with the help of Young Devon – which works to change the odds in favour of young people – this transition has been made a little easier. They provide a home from home through their Supported Living Scheme – a fantastic way to educate and encourage young people to be more independent. To learn more, visit http://www.youngdevon.org
One in 10 young people in the UK is diagnosed with a serious mental health problem; 80,000 children and young people suffer from serious depression, and two young people kill themselves every day. But they're still not getting the support they need in schools. With many waiting over six months to get treatment, you may be left wondering "what's going on". YoungMind's Very Important Kids group has put together a manifesto to raise awareness about the importance of mental health care and education. For more information or if you have a concern, visit http://www.youngminds.org.uk or call 020 7089 5050
British Exploring and Catch 22 Exhilarch Funding Film 2012
British Exploring and Catch 22 deliver an ambitious and exciting programme for marginalised young people, helping them to develop the skills and confidence needed to begin their careers. If you're interested in getting involved, or know someone who might benefit from this exciting scheme, visit http://www.britishexploring.org and http://www.catch-22.org.uk
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