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Advice and support

If you need advice or support, talk to someone in your school or contact the Family Partnership Zone.

Christchurch Family Partnership Zone (FPZ)

Name: Steve Cox O'Rourke
Mob: 01202 225724
Full details for Christchurch Family Partnership Zone (FPZ)

Activities for young people

You can search for activities here.

The Xchange/Max card

The Max Card is a discount and benefits card for disadvantaged children and young people. This includes those registered on The Xchange. The card gives the owner, and one other person, free or discounted access or benefits at a range of venues and organisations across Dorset and beyond.

Travel discounts for young people and teenagers

Young people can often get cheaper travel. Each bus company may operate on different terms, but most will charge you for a child's fare if you're 15 or under.

Companies such as First Group offer student bus passes if you're in college or further education, so it's useful to contact bus operators to find out your options and the cost.

Apply for a Young Person's Railcard if you want to travel by train and you're aged between 16 and 25; you can save a third on most train fares. You can buy a Young Person's Railcard at some stations, although it's free with some bank accounts.Student discounts

You must be 16 or over and in further or higher education to apply for a  National Union of Students (NUS) extra card. There is no upper age limit. The NUS extra card is available to students studying full-time or part-time. You're only eligible to buy an NUS extra card once your course has started.With the NUS extra card you can get discounts and offers on things like:

  • shopping
  • eating out
  • cinema
  • travel

Check out the NUS website for more information.

Health and relationships

These are some of the online resources available with information and advice about health and relationships:

  • Health for Teens: health and relationships information and advice from the NHS
  • Kooth the online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people
  • YoungMinds Child and adolescent mental health 
  • Mind
  • Time to Change: useful resources 

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