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Help and Advice

Help & Advice


If anything is worrying you about school or home please ask a member of staff for help.  It does not have to be your tutor, or even a member of staff you see regularly.  Everybody who works at The Polygon School wants the best for you and would be willing to answer your questions, or find someone who can help.


Talktofrank is a website that gives honest information about drugs and they also have a friendly, confidential phone number you can call.  


  • Click this number to call them: 0300 1236600.  They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Click this number to text them on 82111 and they will text you back.
  • Standard rates apply for call and text.


​​​​​​​A confidential helpline for anyone in the UK concerned about drug use. Questions via online submission, news, leaflets as well as other information for teachers and parents.




Kooth is a free, confidential, anonymous and safe way to receive support online.  You can talk to Counsellors using online messaging.





ChildLine is a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.




No Limits is a free and confidential service for young people. They offer quick and easy access to specialist help through a drop-in service based in Southampton, backed up via a specialist support network.




If you're under 18 and a nude image or video of you has been shared online, you can report it and to be removed from the internet. You'll need to:

  • Select your age and follow the steps below.
  • Create a Childline account so we can send you updates on your report. 
  • Report your image or video to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).


This is a network set up by Hampshire Constabulary.


Part of the service includes monthly newsletters aimed at young people.

Youth News is a termly newsletter for young people aged 11 – 17 yrs which features regular slots such as:

  • Advice and prevention information on risk related ‘Hot’ topics

  • #Behind the Badge – insight to the roles of police officers and staff

  • Promotes Youth Voice – opportunities to have a say and participate in surveys

  • Local events – What’s happening & where

  • Good News/Community Stories

  • Crime Stats – What’s up and what’s down

  • Signposting to relevant support


Barnardo’s transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of our services, campaigning and research expertise. We believe we can bring out the very best in every child whether the issue is child poverty, sexual exploitation, disability or domestic violence.


Little Blue Book of Sunshine


This book aims to help young people by sharing tips on how to deal with many problems, such as anxiety, body image, relationships and anger. It also includes information about where to get help when needed. The resources available towards the latter pages within the booklet are for local services in each area as well as services that are available across Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight.


Click on the book to view or download the PDF version.