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Friends, Relationships and Community

Healthy relationships are important. We may have romantic relationships, relationship with friends, and casual relationships we have with work colleagues. Sometimes these relationships don't run smoothly, and we can encounter problems such as arguing, abuse and emotional distress.

Friends relationships and community

Rise Above

Rise Above is a website aimed at young people where you will find interesting and useful things from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

It covers topics such as ‘keeping safe’, friendships, self-confidence, self-image and stress.

Visit the Rise Above website

My Mind Matters

My Mind matters provides advice and support on many mental health matters for young people in Rotherham, including advice on relationships, where to get help and information on abusive relationships.

Visit the My Mind Matters website


Speakup offer accessible information, training and resources that improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism, including information what to do if you have been a victim of hate crime.

Visit the Speakup website

Internet Safety

Healthy Surfers is a project from SpeakUp and offers advice on using the internet safely for things about your health and help you live a healthy life.

Healthy Surfers

Rotherham Autism Hub

Rotherham Autism Hub works with individuals to develop a bespoke programme of activities tailored to individual needs and aspirations. They assist individuals to access opportunities in employment, training and independence.

Based at Taylor’s Court parkgate, the hub building is easy to access and has good public transport. Rotherham Autism Hub also has access to its own horticulture facilities within a short walking distance.

The service has flexible attendance packages over a 7 day period which can either support people at the hub or in the community.

Opportunities at the Rotherham Autism Hub:

  • Independent living skills
  • Developing social skills
  • Travel and shopping locally
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Social inclusion with the local & wider community
  • Self-development & social opportunities
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental awareness
  • Wood work
  • Conservation
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Furniture restoration
  • Upcycling
  • IT/Media
  • Photography
  • Sport
  • Support into paid work
  • Voluntary work
  • Work experience placements
  • Developing work skills
  • Support with CV writing and the application process
  • Personal presentation
  • Time management skills
  • Health & Safety awareness

Their experienced staff will work with you to develop an individual plan of activities. All activities specifically focus on developing social inclusion, support to access community based activities, support into employment, vocational learning; building people’s confidence and independence.

Contact details: Tom Rowe, manager, tel 01709 273747. Mobile 07843 460621.



Taylor’s Court, Taylor’s Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S62 6NU