COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
Resources for children and young people with physical, mental and emotional health needs.
Website sharing local activities for children and young people in Frome. Includes groups and activities, nurseries and holiday activities as well as local events. Created by Young People Frome, FromeActive and supported by Frome Town Council.
*Covid update-Currently suspended*
New buggy walking session. They are led by trained walk leaders and for those who want to socialise and enjoy being outside. They meet on Thursdays at 9:45 for a 10 am start at the Cheese and Grain. Its a circular walk, approx 2 miles at a moderate brisk pace lasting about 45-60 mins. All levels welcome and a special cuppa deal at the end at the Cheese and Grain. Provided by SASP and Somerset Health Walks.
Please check on our Facebook page or call to find where we are meeting. We meet in people’s homes in Frome and surrounding villages.
At the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust we produce booklets and posters on many aspects of mental health. These are free to download or order and include our Parent’s Guide to Depression. Mental health problems in children and young people, national and local organisations that offer guidance for parents leaflet Parents leaflet Somerset Printable version
An exciting club for young people with additional needs aged 10 to 17. Trips out. Have fun. Make friends in a safe and supportive environment. Tuesdays 6.00pm-8.00pm at Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Frome, BA11 3EF. Call us to discuss places as they are limited.
Are you a young carer? If you’re aged between 10 and 18 then please come along to the Zone and meet new friends who are in the same boat! Wednesdays 6.00pm-8.00p.m. Fortnightly at Rise, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY . Please contact us to discuss a place as places are limited.
This is a social group for people with additional needs aged between 18 to 30 where you can make friends, learn new skills, and have fun! Mondays 7.00pm-9.00pm at RISE, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY. Places are limited so please contact us to book.
The Somerset Phoenix Project is here to support you in whatever way possible if you find that your child has been sexually abused.. We have developed our support based on feedback from parents/carers.
There is different types of support:
Get in contact to explore whether you are eligible and how we can support you.
If your situation is an emergency or an escalating emergency please contact the relevant statutory services in your area such as social care and/or the police.
Swimming and hydrotherapy sessions for children and young people with a disability or additional need aged between 5-18 years. The opportunity to develop water confidence, water skills and therapeutic movement in the water. There may be a waiting list. Frome: Tuesdays between 4.00 – 6.00pm at Harry’s Hydro (Critchill School), Frome BA11 4LB.
*Covid update- Open for referrals, mostly remote working, please refer in the usual way, through the website*
Offers a grant-supported service for children, adolescents and their families where there are emotional, behavioural or other mental health problems. Any agency may refer please check the website to download the referral form.
Confidential helpline – support for parents, parenting advice videos and forums. Anti-bullying support.
Losing a baby during pregnancy can be a very unhappy, frightening and lonely experience. The Miscarriage Association helps by offering support and information for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy
ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly; when they are making difficult decisions about continuing with or ending a pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement. Helpline Monday – Friday 10am – 5.30pm
Somerset Young Parents team are able to offer help and support to young parents in Somerset. The website and downloads have information to help through pregnancy and the first years of life. The main service is a health visiting team.
MindEd is a free educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
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.
for relationship counselling and family difficulties.
PFSAs work in and are managed by schools, referrals need to come via the students’ year head or the 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. If a family would like some support then they can call their child’s school and request support from the PFSA.
If you have a child 0-19 or are a young person they may be able to help you 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 or just want to talk.
Health Visitors monitor health and developement of young children under 5 years old and offer support to their families.
*COVID update. Meetings aren’t happening at the moment but support is available on the phone, via email, Facebook or on the website.*
Come along and meet the members of your nearest group for a chat, cup of team and a friendly face. Find us on Facebook.com/FromeandmidsomernortonPandasSupportGroup
Meetings take place on the first Monday of the month in 1-2.30pm in Frome at the Key Centre, Feltham Lane Frome. Second Tuesday of the month in 10-11.30am at Hush- A – Byes in Midsomer Norton. Please contact for more details.
Support for parents with branches across the Mendips. The NCT can give impartial and accurate information so parents can decided what is best for their family. They introduce parents to local networks to gain practical and emotional support.
*During Covid-19 we are not holding groups or meetings but if you require help and support, either email us, call us or visit our website.*
This is a family support group which provides support for children with diabetes and their parents/carers. Monthly meeting held on a Saturday. Contact for details as they sometimes go on trips.