Transitions: Resources for young people

In this section you will find a selection of links to resources and support sites for young people and their siblings

For all young people

  • Website Mind of my own
    This app is designed for young people in care and care leavers to help increase their knowledge, confidence and influence over their care and transition

    Publisher: Surrey County Council
    Published Date: 2013

  • Website Young and Healthy
    Find your answers here with information you can trust. There’s no such thing as knowing too much about your health.

    Publisher: Canadian Association for Adolescent Health
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website From child to adult: a guide to disability, transition and family finance
    This free booklet has sections for parents and carers and disabled young people, a step-by-step guide to better-off calculations and a list of useful publications, organisations and websites. It answers questions such as: How are family finances affected when a disabled child becomes an adult? When is it most advantageous for a young person to start claiming their own benefits? Can parents change working hours to fit with a disabled young person's new regime?

    Publisher: Working Families
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Teenage Health Freak
    RU a Teenage Health Freak? Get the answers to zillions of health questions...

    Publisher: Teenage Health Websites Ltd
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Youth Information: The information toolkit for young people
    Generic site supplying information for young people

    Publisher: National Youth Agency
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Get Connected
    Get Connected finds young people help.

    Publisher: Get Connected
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Youth2Youth
    Youth2Youth – The UK’s first National Young Person’s helpline, run by young people, for young people.

    Publisher: Youth2Youth
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Go Ask Alice - USA
    Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet resource produced by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University — a division of Health Services at Columbia.

    Publisher:
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website The Youthhood - USA
    This site is a place for you, your friends, and other teens. It's a welcoming community for all youth and a place where all youth belong. We want you to be here. This is your place, your space. Here you can start thinking about what you want to do with the rest of your life. This Web site was built to help you plan for the future. What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? By using this Web site, you can plan for your future right now!

    Publisher: National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Youthhealthtalk
    This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives. Watch, listen and read young people talking about their experiences, and feel free to join in the forums.

    Publisher: DIPEx
    Published Date: 2007

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Siblings of young people going through transition

  • Website Sibling Support Project
    The Sibling Support Project is a USA based national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns.

    Publisher: the Kindering Center
    Published Date: 2007

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For young people going through transition

  • Website Transition to adult care: Ready Steady Go
    In healthcare, the word ‘transition’ is used to describe the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services. Involvement in the transition process can help young people to feel more confident and happier about the move. The Ready Steady Go transition programme supports young people through that process.

    Publisher: University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Preparing for adult health services
    Transition is a gradual process. It gives everyone time to talk about what health care you will need as an adult, choose which hospital or services are best for you and make sure you are ready to make the move.

    Publisher: Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
    Published Date: 2011

  • Website Entering adulthood? YoungMinds Booklets for Young People
    Aimed at 16-18 year-olds, this booklet examines the excitement, fears, uncertainty and difficulties associated with the transition from childhood to adulthood and suggests ways of coping.

    Publisher: YoungMinds
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
    A national charity promoting opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment

    Publisher: Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Youthhealthtalk
    This is a website about young people’s real life experiences of health and lifestyle. This is not just a website about the medical facts, this is about real people and real lives. Watch, listen and read young people talking about their experiences, and feel free to join in the forums.

    Publisher: DIPEx
    Published Date: 2007

  • Website Moving Up!
    A leaflet with tips for the transition to secondary school for children.

    Publisher: Kidscape
    Published Date: 2006

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Condition specific transition advice for young people

  • Website Inflammatory bowel disease: top resources for children, adolescents, and their families
    It is estimated that more than 1 million people in the United States have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and about 10% of them are children. This article focuses on high-quality resources on the web and mobile health technologies that provide youth and their families with information and support for living with the challenges and uncertainties of IBD.

    Publisher: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Children and Young People HIV Network: resources for young people
    The Children and Young People HIV Network has produced a range of resources for young people who have HIV as part of a project on transitions into adulthood. The Children and Young People HIV Network, based at the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has released a range of free resources as part of its project addressing the transition of young people with HIV from childhood into adult life and services. The resources include a consultation report, a website and a range of leaflets for people living with HIV who are aged 15-25, and for parents and carers.

    Publisher: Children and Young People HIV Network
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Cystic Fibrosis Factsheets
    Provide information and advice about all aspects of Cystic Fibrosis

    Publisher: Cystic Fibrosis Trust
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website My life – for young people with diabetes
    Section of Diabetes UK website for younger people with diabetes

    Publisher: Diabetes UK
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Transition in IBD
    Making a successful transition from paediatric to adult care is a very important stage for all young people diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease.

    Publisher: NACC
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website TYLIA - Taking your Liver into Adulthood
    These are a series of leaflets aimed at teenagers to give you generic liver specific information on a whole range of issues

    Publisher: CLDF
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Asthma and young people
    Asthma UK has launched information exclusively for young adults to help you deal with your asthma and the challenges life throws at you while you finish school and head off to uni or into the working world.

    Publisher: Asthma UK
    Published Date: 2012

  • Website Guide to Transition for 13-25 year olds with muscle disease
    This guide provides advice about services and entitlements and signposts where to go for further information and support.

    Publisher: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
    Published Date: 2010

  • Website DREAM Team
    This site provides resources for young people with conditions like arthritis, their families and the health professionals who look after them.

    Publisher: DreamTeam
    Published Date: 2007

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