Useful tips and links for teens

These are some resources which you may find helpful.

If you are feeling stressed, fed-up or struggling to cope with things, childline have some great resources here.

Here are some tips for school which you might find useful.

Some thoughts from KS/XXY adults.

Below are some external links to information. The KSA accepts no responsibility for the quality of the information provided.

General information

Childline has an amazing range of support and advice for young people.

Childline

Confidence building, help to get into work or start a business.

For young adults aged 16 to 25.

Some of our KSA youngsters have benefitted already.

https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/help-for-young-people

Lots of useful fact sheets and guides. 

The KSA is a member.

www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Food and nutrition is part of everyday life. Most of us in this country take it for granted.

We also know that what we eat affects our health no matter what age we are and no matter whether we are well or have a disease or condition such as cancer, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, or another.

We are surrounded by information about food and nutrition but often we need help to make the right food choices to maximise our health and know what’s fact or fiction.
https://www.bda.uk.com/food-health/your-health.html

This guide was produced by Cerebra, who support children & young people with brain injuries. It is one of the best that we have seen for this sort of application. With just a little interpretation in a KS context, it should prove a tremendous help in accessing DLA.  There is a short test, or you can download their weightier document (allow a minute or two for it to download).

http://w3.cerebra.org.uk/help-and-information/guides-for-parents/dla-guide/

Mental health

They create a welcoming space for free effective personalised digital mental health care. Available to all.

https://www.kooth.com

A child and adolescent mental health service run by NHS

Healthy Young Minds 

Provides a wide range of support and information including help during the Covid crisis

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/

Education and career advice

As some KS/XXY people find it difficult  to work quickly/organise themselves, they may be able to access support at university or college.

https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/reasonable-adjustments-college-university/

The National Careers Service is completely free and accessible to anyone aged 13+ and living in England. To access the service call 0800 100 900 or visit https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
Support is available to everyone whether in employment, on furlough or unemployed.
If you are unemployed or furloughed, this free service can support you to:
• Update your CV
• Develop online interview skills
• Get new qualifications
• Plan your next career step

Mencap have a very comprehensive website which gives advice on getting support for children.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/

It tells you who to speak to, how to appeal and much more.

Specialised information

Many KS/XXY folk may be on the autistic spectrum. KS isn’t recognised as a disability as symptoms vary so much but if you have an additional, better known condition such as Asperger’s or dyslexia it may be easier to get support and possibly benefits.

www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk
Welcome to the website of the Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation. We are a small registered charity based in central London, England. We do hope that you will find our site helpful and informative. We will update it regularly.

The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services, and to enable people with Asperger’s syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contribution and recognised for their unique differences.

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. They work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all their services support people to live life as they choose.

https://www.mencap.org.uk/

Speech, language development delays and communication problems are probably the most common symptom of KS/XXY in children. Afasic offers support and information.

www.afasic.org.uk