Tellmi is a safe, anonymous app for young people where you can talk about absolutely anything. From anxiety to autism, dating to depression, or self-harm to self-esteem, sharing your experiences with their awesome community helps you to feel better.
Moderators check everything to keep their users safe and their in-house counsellors are always on hand for those who need extra support.
Find out more and download the app by visiting the link below.
Happy Mojos is a way of life. As a children’s activity provider in Somerset, Happy Mojos use creative play to help support the mental wellbeing of children. In their classes and clubs, children have fun in an environment where they can be still, loud, active, creative and mindful, whilst feeling empowered, nurtured, supported, encouraged and respected.
Their fun and creative play sessions give children the confidence to cope with life around them. They learn how to understand emotions and express themselves; building positive relationships with others, whilst having the best time!
Happy Mojos offer school holiday and after school clubs in Somerset. Visit their website for more information and to find a group near you.
Mudford Rec Youth Club runs 7.30pm – 9.30pm, term – time only, entry £1.
Liven up your Thursday evenings and come along to the youth club!
Consent must be provided by a parent or carer.
For more information contact: NatalieWalton@ymca-bg.org
Family Rights Group promotes policies and practices that keep children safe within their family and strengthen the family and community networks of those children who cannot live at home.
We provide advice for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends including kinship carers in England. Our expert advisers are all experienced lawyers, social workers or family rights advocates.
Visit our website for easy-to-follow, online advice or call the freephone telephone service, open Monday-Friday 9.30am – 3pm.
Kooth.com is a free, safe, confidential and non-stigmatised way for young people to receive counselling, advice and support on-line. Kooth delivers thousands of counselling sessions each year to young people aged 11-18. Available until 10pm each night, 365 days per year, completely free.
Somerset Big Tent is a partnership of VCSE organisations that provide a range of services including positive activities, therapeutic services and specialist support to increase positive wellbeing and improve mental health within children and young people aged 8-18 in Somerset.
All services on the Somerset Big Tent website have gone through a quality and safety assurance process, this means that Somerset Big Tent has met with each organisation and are satisfied with the key documents and information that they have provided us with.
MIND in Somerset are offering Walking and Talking Groups for young people aged 11-18 in Yeovil, Langport, and Chard.
The socially distanced walks give the chance to meet with others who may be experiencing similar issues in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment.
To join, complete our self-referral form here and choose the Youth Matters option.
Honest information for everyone about drugs.
Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health (SWISH) offers free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and offer a full range of contraception.
We are open to all ages including under 16’s. You can visit any SWISH Service, locally or further afield, however not all clinics run a full service, so please ring to find out what is available.
You can book an appointment at SWISH or attend a Sit and Wait clinic.
Wyndham Park Youth Club, for 10-19yrs and up to 25 yrs for young people with additional needs.
Meets Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Wyndham Park Community Hub, 80 Great Mead, Wyndham Park, Yeovil.
Contact Matt Vaine for more information.
Restarting in November when St. Peters Church Community Centre is completed. 10-19yrs and up to 25 yrs for young people with additional needs.
Provisionally Wednesdays 7-9pm. Contact Matt Vaine for more information.
Milford Youth Club runs on Thursday evenings, term time only, 6pm – 8pm, entry £1 at Milford Community Hall.
Liven up your Thursday evenings and come along to the youth club!
For more information contact: NatalieWalton@ymca-bg.org
Our name says it all. The Hub. A place where people, ideas and practical solutions come together. A place where those with learning difficulties and autism get to meet, master new skills and move forwards. A place with a clear-sighted mission: To provide support and training to empower the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism, helping each individual achieve their own personal independence, support their community and work together, beyond disability.
We meet to have fun and games, food and films and explore the Bible and pray (12 -18 year olds). 6:30pm – 8 pm every Sunday in the church room. At St James’ Church, Preston Road, Yeovil, BA20 2EZ
If you’re a young person living in Somerset you may find that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning your sexuality or gender identity can be exciting as you discover who you are, it can also be a challenge or difficult.
Information is available via our website www.2bu-somerset.co.uk for contact details and how to join our youth support groups or access dedicated support.
Drop-in facility for young people in South Somerset aged between 11-25 who are struggling with mental health difficulties. Young people can get support on anxiety, depression, gender dysmorphia, self-harm, addiction, sexual health, unemployment, sexuality and substance misuse.
Run by Mind in Somerset.
getset Services (incorporating Children’s Centres) work with children, young people and their families from 0 to19 years and up to 25 years where the young person has a special educational need. We provide services, early help and support where it is needed. Groups, sessions and other activities, including 1 to1 family support are run at or from the centres.
Clare House, Millfield, Chard TA20 2DA.
*Please note that the getset service is subject to change following funding cuts – contact the centre before visiting*
– PFSA work in and are managed by schools, referrals need to come via the students year head or school SENCO of the school where your child attends. PFSAs work with both the child and the family by supporting parents with the positive parenting program (PPP), housing, benefits, taking parents or students to appointments, help with form filling etc. We support young people with attendance, behaviour, self-esteem, confidence building, bullying, funding for trips and uniform or supporting them to find groups to join. PFSAs work with students that may struggle with transition between schools. CAMHS and CSC refer to the PFSAs through schools on a regular basis as children do not always meet their threshold. If a family would like some support then they can call their child’s school and request -support from the PFSA.
The Early Help offer in Somerset is not just for young children, as problems can emerge at any point throughout childhood and adolescence. The Early Help offer includes universal and targeted services designed to reduce and prevent problems escalating or becoming entrenched.
If you have a child 0-19 or are a young person, Early Help may be able to help with any of the following: sleep routines, tantrums, fussy eating, potty training, money management, housing, return to work, child development, domestic abuse, healthy eating, breast feeding, managing behaviour, relationships, independent living.
Alternatively if you just want to talk, contact us by phone.
Bibic supports children and young people age 6 months to 25 years old, with or without a diagnosed condition, who are experiencing social difficulties, developmental problems or struggling with learning, communication, behaviour or physical movement.
Supporting families to better understand their child’s difficulties and condition, bibic enables more independent lives, increases confidence and self-esteem and improves life choices, giving hope for brighter futures.
Are you 15 to 17 years-old? NCS is a 3-4 week experience that helps build your confidence and self belief so that you can take on anything in life. Live away from home, develop skills and meet amazing people. Food, accommodation and activities, all in for up to £50.
Scouting in East Somerset District is thriving, making an enormous difference to the lives of literally hundreds of young people, volunteers and our wider community.
East Somerset District is one of the largest Scout Districts in the UK. We have over 1,900 young people and over 800 volunteers.
We cover a large geographical area from Yeovil in the south to the village of Rode (north of Frome) in the North.
Fun and Adventure can be found in our Scout Groups up and down our District which includes Yeovil, Wincanton, Martock, Somerton, Bruton and Castle Cary.
We are the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Working closely with young people and families, we campaign on a number of issues impacting young people and their mental health.
Our activists campaign for political change and spread the message in schools, at events and online about how to look after your mental health. We also run a parents helpline, which offers free advice and support to any adult who’s worried about the behaviour or mental health of a young person.
We also offer training and consultancy to professionals who work with children – including teachers, doctors and mental health services. Finally, we provide a huge amount of information and support on their website and on social media.
This service is for for 9-25 year olds.“HELP has trained, independent, counsellors who can really listen to you in a non-judgmental way, and give you a safe space to talk through what is bothering you. No matter how large or small the problem seems to be, counselling can help you explore and understand your feelings, thoughts and your actions. You choose to start. You choose when to stop. You choose what you talk about.
To access the service fill in the forms on the website or call for information.
“We ask clients to pay what they can afford towards covering our costs. We ask clients to consider a sum between £3 and £40, that makes as significant a contribution towards covering our costs as possible but is not going to be a problem in that it might be a reason for not coming.”
PROMISEworks is a Somerset-wide mentoring programme for young people between the ages of five and nineteen who are experiencing difficulties at home or with education and training.
Somerset Integrated Substance Misuse Service and SDAS Young People’s Service.
A Peer Support Group for Young People bereaved by suicide (age 14yrs+). Our group involves exploring emotions linked to being bereaved by suicide, sometimes we have found using a creative exercise can deepen the experience in the group. Experienced young people’s bereavement support workers are present.
Contact us for more information.
Sessions are held on the first Saturday of each month from 12pm-2pm at Mind in Somerset, Taunton.
LifeHacks is a new web based resource for a series of practical tips and ideas, developed by young people, to help promote and support young people to look after their own, and their friends mental health. Resource booklets, posters and postcard examples can be found on the website along with details on how to obtain them.
If you are a Child receiving services from Children’s Social Care you could ask for an advocate:-
A child In Care is also entitled to an Independent Visitor.
Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. Follow link below.
It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
Provides free and confidential counselling service for women and their partners.
This area of the Somerset Children and Young People’s Health & Wellbeing website provides support to schools, colleges and Somerset ‘getset’ services about mental health and emotional health & wellbeing. It brings together key information and recommended websites for staff working with children and young people in Somerset.
An online information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
MindEd is a free educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
National Express, Senior Coach Card, Disabled Coach Card and Young Persons Coach Card give a third off standard fares. Coach Card costs £10 a year.
What is HOPELINE UK?
HOPELINE UK is a confidential support and advice service for:
A HOPELINE UK advisor will hear about the things that are happening in your life that are contributing to your thoughts of suicide and provide advice about how you can cope with your thoughts of suicide, or where you can access help. You can also speak to our HOPELINE UK advisors to get advice about how to start a conversation about suicide with someone you are concerned about, and how to best support them. Run by the charity Papyrus.
Open 9am – midnight every day of the year.
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