Find out more about Young People's local support groups in Milton Keynes. If you need help finding the right support, get in touch with us and we will be able to point you in the right direction.
Local Support Groups
- The committee members of the Milton Keynes branch of the National Autistic Society all have children who are on the autistic spectrum and understand the challenges and rewards that this brings. They arrange evenings and meetings where families impacted by autism can meet in a supportive, safe and non-judgemental environment.
- Young Carers are 8-19 year olds caring for a family member with a physical or mental illness, disability, or drug or alcohol related problem. The aim of the service is to provide support for young carers aged 8-19 in Milton Keynes.
- MK Kids with Diabetes aim to provide help, support and fun activities for children living with type 1 diabetes within Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. They do this through group meetings, educational evening and group activities, which provide young people and their families with a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects.
- Milton Keynes Deaf Children Society is a local group run by parents and carers of deaf children, working together with local health and educational professionals.
- VICTA supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK. If you are the parent of a blind or partially sighted child or young person or you are visually impaired yourself and under the age of 29 then VICTA can help.
- Q:alliance provides support, information and representation for LGBT+ people who live, work and play in Milton Keynes. It runs the HQMK Youth Group, TYMK Youth Group and provides a counselling service.
- Child Bereavement MK runs a young peoples' advisory group to provide an opportunity for bereaved young people to share their experiences and help young people who are grieving.
- Alive 'N' Kicking is a children's lifestyle weight management service run by Why Weight? MK that helps overweight children and young people, and their families, to reach and maintain a healthier weight. The service provides age specific programmes for families with children aged between 5 to 18 years old.
- The Milton Keynes Public Health team runs the Healthy Young People's Network to promote prevention and early intervention and to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Milton Keynes.
- MK SENDIAS is a service provided by Milton Keynes Council offering confidential and impartial information, advice and support. The service supports children and young people (0-25) with special education needs and/or disabilities as well as their parents/carers. It offers information and a range of resources about the law on special education needs and disability.