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.
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.
Fair Frome-Food at Five is now offering a weekly takeaway service, starting Thursday 4th June 2020.
Operating from Trinity Church Hall car park in Frome.
Free to anyone on benefits or low income
Strict social distancing and hygiene practices will be in place and we kindly ask you help us with this to keep everyone safe
Vegan option available.
Please check on our Facebook page or ring me Veryan on 01373 812481 or 07794 678802 to find where we are meeting. We meet in people’s homesin 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 Team offer a Peer Support Group called the New Beginnings Group. The group is designed for parents / carers to give them a better understanding of the effects that sexual abuse can have on children. The content of the group will cover topics such as the science of emotions and how emotions impact on behaviour, how the brain functions and how brain pathways impacted by negative experiences have the potential to be repaired.
Two Specialist Support Workers will facilitate the group. Due to the nature and content the group will be kept small. If more people express an interest than available places then their name will be put on a waiting list. In case anyone is no longer able to attend their names will be put forward for the next group.
We realise that attending a group can be an anxious experience so a drop in session will be organised prior to the group starting. By meeting the facilitators and seeing the venue beforehand we hope that it may help to reduce any anxieties they may have.
A follow up drop in session after the course has finished will also be offered.
Bi-weekly on a Saturday from 1pm-3pm at Frome Sport and Fitness, Princess Anne Road, Frome BA11 2SA.
For 5 years + £5 per person per session
Contact Jenny on 07880 743453
Please note this club is for individuals with physical disabilities and their siblings.
Participants do not need to be regular powerchair users or manual wheelchair users, nor own their own chairs.
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.
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.
Here at the Somerset Young Parents team, we are committed to helping you through a tough but incredible period of your life. As a new parent, we know you often need all the help and advice you can get! This website, and the related downloadable workbooks, are purely to help you get through your pregnancy and the few first vital years of your baby’s life. Our main service is a health visiting team.
Health Visiting team provide a home visiting and community based service to support children and families in promoting health and wellbeing. The team work predominantly with families and children under 5 years. A health visitor is a nurse with a specialist public health qualification who leads a team of community nurses and nursery nurses. Health Visitors are not just interested in the health of your child but are also there to listen to you, to help advise and support you and your family in many situations. Examples may include how to get help with housing, employment and leisure activities, as well as more specific matters related to your children and your own physical and emotional health.
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.
Please contact Health Connections Mendip if you know of more Breastfeeding groups in the area.
Coleford: Tuesday 12.00noon – 1.30pm at the Link Children’s Centre, Anchor Rd, Coleford.
Frome: Wednesday 10.00am – 11.30am at the Key Centre, Feltham Rd, Frome.
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.