Mental Health Support
Young Minds - charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Excellent site for students, parents and professionals for sources of advice and support.
Kooth - an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.
Mind UK -One of the UK’s Leading Mental Health Charities providing information, advice and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone
Mind Somerset Crisis links and Support with an out of hours helpline in Somerset that is a confidential listening service providing a safe place to talk - Tel: 01823 276 892
South Somerset Mind -Youth Matters - support groups for young people aged 11-17 & 18-24 who are living with mental health distress in Mendip and South Somerset :
- Routes Café, Frome – every Wednesday 11am -2pm (BA11 1DS)
- The Courtyard Café, Yeovil – every Thursday, 11am-1pm (BA21 1HZ)
- Young People’s Centre, Chard (formerly known as The Project) - every Wednesday 6pm-8pm* (TA20 1RH)
- *Age 11-17 group 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month / Age 18- 24 group 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
- Ridgway Hall, Langport – every Friday 1pm-4pm (TA10 9PQ)
SWEDA – Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (offers support to young people aged 16-25 in the four key colleges across Somerset)
Beat (BEating eATing disorders – information on all aspects of eating disorders)
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 Youth email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wadham school is working with the SHARE Project. The SHARE Project has been commissioned to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of our young people in Secondary and Middle Schools in Somerset. The SHARE Project wants to change to break down the stigma around mental health, and by helping our young people become more resilient, so they are better equipped to understand and manage their emotions and behaviour.
SHARE will do this by involving everyone in schools – teaching professionals, young people and parents, volunteers and support staff – and provide them with the tools and resources to help recognise, manage and sustain good mental health and emotional well-being.
Last academic year SHARE Project Workers Claire and Gail completed Well-Being Champion training for students in the school and this group are supported by Mr Tustin