The Project offers support to young people aged 13-24 experiencing emotional and mental health issues. Our support sessions provide an opportunity for young people to explore their concerns in a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment. Run by a team of staff and volunteers, our sessions are an opportunity to meet others, to talk, share, give and receive support in an informal, non-clinical setting.
Support sessions for young people take place on Thursday evenings, 6-8pm, at the Young People’s Centre in Axminster. We have 2 age groups – 13-18s and 18-24s – with each group meeting alternate weeks. Young people can either self-refer, or can be referred by parents, teachers, GPs or other support workers, and the groups can be accessed by young people from across East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset.
We also run a monthly Parents & Carers Support Group, a free and informal group for anyone supporting a young person experiencing mental health issues. The group currently meets from 6.30-8.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month at Home Farm Hotel, Wilmington.
The Project offers a range of mental health awareness Workshops and Training for schools and organisations. Our workshops and training courses are suitable for young people, as well as for teachers, support staff or anyone with an interest in gaining a better understanding of mental illness. We also run the internationally recognised Youth Mental Health First Aid training.
Further details about our support groups and training can be found on our website, or please contact us via email or phone for further details.
Young People’s Centre, Lyme Road, Axminster, EX13 5AZ
Phone: 07970 167341 / 01404 54904 (Debbie)
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