University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Ready Steady Go

Useful links for young people and adults

This section provides some useful links for information and support based on the topics covered in the Ready Steady Go programme.

Self advocacy

Health and lifestyle


Alcohol, smoking and drugs


Sexual health


  • Find information and help for sleep problems on the NHS website

Daily living



Advocacy service

  • Advocacy services are available from the National Youth Advocacy Service, find out more on the NYAS website

Prescription cost support

  • Information on getting help with prescription costs is on the NHS website

Health advice and reassurance

  • If you have an urgent medical problem and are not sure what to do, get help from NHS 111

Education and employment

Volunteering and work experience opportunities

  • Find volunteering opportunities for 14 to 25 years olds through Vinspired
  • Search for volunteering opportunities by your postcode on the Do-it website
  • ASDAN offers short courses on a range of topics, find out more on the ASDAN website
  • If you're over 14, you can do the Duke of Edinburgh award

Career planner

  • Match your skills, motivations and desires to a career perfect for you on the Prospects website

Careers advice

Emotional wellbeing

Bullying support

  • Information and advice on dealing with bullying can be found on the Childline website
  • Support for victims of bullying and their families is available from BullyBusters
  • Find out more about bullying at school on the GOV.UK website

Managing emotions (anxiety, anger management, low mood and stress)

  • Support for children and young people to manage their mental health can be found on the YoungMinds website
  • Catch22 provides social welfare services to help people in tough situations to turn things around - visit the Catch22 website
  • Free, anonymous online support for young people is available on the Kooth website
  • Apps that you may find useful include the Headspace app, helping with guided mediation and mindfulness, and the Dreamykid app offering meditation for kids
  • Find out about mental health services for children (CAMHS) on the NHS website
  • The Mix is a support service for under 25s, covering a range of issues

Self harm