Agony Aunt - Advice and Information for Under 11's
This page has been developed to offer advice, information and support on a variety of issues that children and young people feel are important to them:
Disability is an impairment that may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or some combination of these. It can affect a person's life activities and may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime.
To find out more information visit the links below:
Diet and Fitness
When most adults think about exercise, they imagine working out in the gym, running on a treadmill, or lifting weights.
But for kids, exercise means playing and being physically active.
It is important that you try and stay as healthy as possible when you are young. That means eating a good balanced diet and exercising regularly.
Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure but if for some reason you don't feel safe click the link below for information and support
Mental Health problems can affect anyone of all ages and everyone can access help from a variety of services. For more information on how to gain help and support visit the CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) website on the link below:
If your in crisis please call the CAMHS Crisis Team on:
0191 441 5733
For more contact information on different areas visit the link below.
it is important to stay healthy. That means doing plenty of exercise, eating right, sleeping or staying happy.
For more information click the link below on how to stay healthy:
Bullying can happen anywhere and be about anything.
Below on the Childline link you'll find information about the different types of bullying, plus get help and support.
You can also ring Childline on 0800 1111
It's normal for parents to argue and disagree from time to time.
It is also normal to think you may feel like you have no one to talk to.
Click on the link below for advice and information from Relate:
It's not unusual to be unsure about your future and what direction you are going in.
Don't Panic... it is completely normal.
Here is our top tips:
1. You can’t predict it.
Stop worrying about the future because you cannot predict the future.
2. You can’t control it.
Stop worrying about the future because you cannot control the future.
3. You’re missing the best time of your life.
Stop worrying about the future because you’re missing the best time of your life in the here and now.
4. Sometimes the worst is not as bad as you think.
Stop worrying about the future because sometimes the worst is not as bad as you think.
Being Looked After
If you are looked after in County Durham and want to have a voice. The Durham Children in Care Council offers this and works with the council to make changes happen so that life in care gets better.
To find out more click on the Durham CICC website: