Free Time and Lifestyle Information

  In this section, you'll find lots of useful websites to give you information on health, housing, money and relationship issues, as well as ideas about things to do in your spare time.  Remember that Web Advisers can offer you support and help with any issues which may be affecting you.  Go to the Contact Us page for details on how to reach us. 


Health and Staying Safe


Al-Anon UK - support for young people suffering from the affects of alcoholism in the family


Frank - the national drugs awareness site


B-Eat - for young people with eating disorders 


NHS Direct - general health information 


NHS LifeCheck - check how healthy you are 


CAMHS - for help with mental health issues 


ESCAYP - counselling for young people in West Yorkshire 


Need 2 Talk, Here 2 Listen - online counselling for young people in Wakefield 


Brook - sex and pregnancy advisory service 


NHS Choices - sexual health information website 


Bullying UK - advice and tips on dealing with bullying 


Childline - advice and information for young people dealing with a wide range of problems, online and telephone advice and support 


The Hideout - help and information about domestic abuse and violence 


Samaritans - if you need someone to talk to about your problems 


Housing and Homelessness  

Riverside - a hostel for single people over 16 years of age


Wakefield & District Housing - social housing and advice


Wakefield Council - advice, assistance and support for the homeless 


Chevin Housing - social housing to rent 


Money and Benefits  

Turn2Us - information on benefits for young people


Citizens Advice - advice for young people about money and benefits 



The Conservation Volunteers - green volunteering opportunities in the area 


VInspired - search for a volunteering opportunity nationwide 


Volunteering England - information, advice and opportunities 


Do It - national volunteering opportunities 


Free Time  

Raleigh International - overseas expedition programmes 


Duke of Edinburgh Awards - develop skills for work and life through a range of activities 


Youth Hostel Association - listing of hostels to stay in when travelling 


Wakefield Council - things to do in Wakefield 

Just Ask Wakefield - useful information about the Wakefield area 

Wakefield Youth - clubs, things to do, etc.