Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
Relaxed, friendly book club for young adults in Frome. All are welcome, share an enjoyment of books with others of your age. Meet the third Thursday of the month at 7pm at Bridge Café, 43 Selwood Road, Frome. For £3.50 you get a brand new proof book, a cookie and a can of drink.
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 difficult 2BU can offer support.
BANDs (Bath Autism and NeuroDiversity spectrums) CIC offer social opportunities and peer support to over 16s in Frome and the surrounding areas who have autism, Asperger syndrome and/or similar neurodiversities.
They currently organise a cinema, cafe and pub group which run consecutively monthly on a Thursday (attendees pay for their own cinema tickets and drinks).
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
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
This is a free, private and confidential service. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
Edventure offer the MAKE shed and courses to young adults aged 18-35 whether you are out of work, looking for a new direction or just want to gain confidence.
The phone line is answered between 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday.
For more information give them a call or visit their website. The MAKE course is free.
Affordable, professional, person centred counselling agency in Frome for adults, young people and children. Focus Frome is an arm of Focus Bath.
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.
Young Somerset’s The Lad’s Shed will give young men who are not engaging well in school or at risk of being excluded or are vulnerable, the opportunity to engage and get involved in a subject they are interested in. See website below for more information about the project and a referral form for professionals.
YMCA Mendip with its main base in Wells, covers the whole of the Mendip area – Frome, Shepton Mallet, Street, Glastonbury, Wells and surrounding villages. Our project work provides a range of services for young people, with an emphasis on housing and homelessness, helping them to grow in confidence, develop as individuals and realise their full potential.
Tips written with young people by young people during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information to support you go to the Somerset Children & Young People Health & Wellbeing website.
Mind Somerset offers a range of services for under 25 year olds. You can find out more about these services by clicking the website link below. Young people can be referred by someone else or self refer by calling the office or emailing.
An online information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
Brand new to OpenStoryTellers, we are excited to offer a Wellbeing Group for people with learning disabilities and autism aged 16+
It’s taking place on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12 noon.
The group will be exploring healthy eating, gentle exercise, yoga, aromatherapy, creative writing and more!
Spaces are limited, so please get in touch if you’d like to book a place for someone.
A service for 16-25 year olds provided in partnership with the YMCA and housing consortium. For the Mendip area please see phone number and email address below.
HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide or anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.
Opening hours are 9am – Midnight everyday
Frome Tennis Club are providing free coaching and free membership for juniors of age 4 to 18 from low-income families, and for adopted children.
If you are a parent or guardian that qualifies (or is likely to qualify on your child starting school) for Pupil Premium funding, then you are likely to be eligible for the scheme. You can get in touch via the email address below.
Half-price club membership is also available via a separate scheme for adults from low-income families (see the club web site for details) so you could join as a family at significantly reduced cost.
We provide advice and support to children and young people in Somerset. If you are a child in care you could ask for an advocate if you are worried or upset about something. If you are a young person who would like to request advocacy please email us (see below).
A weekly support session for young adults in Frome.
Every Thursday 2pm-5pm at the Welsh Mill Hub, Park Hill Drive, Frome, BA11 2LE
Routes sessions are open to everyone aged 18-35 to come for all kinds of support. Pop in for a cuppa and a chat – we can work together to find solutions to any issues you’re experiencing. Wifi and phone available. Drop Cassie a line to check that we have space before coming by.
SWISH offer free confidential testing and treatment for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and offer a full range of contraception. Open to all ages including under 16s. 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.
Somerset Big Tent is a partnership of Charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Interest Companies. These are 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 5-25 in Somerset.
We offer a wide range of courses (some free) and a supportive learning environment, with friendly tutors to help you achieve your goals. We provide nationally recognised qualifications, traineeships, apprenticeships, training and career development courses, maths and English, digital skills and a range of distance learning courses.
The Pod is a local charity supporting individuals with additional needs. The charity creates opportunities and provides safe, supportive, sociable, and enterprising spaces that improve the quality of life for young carers as well as children and adults with disabilities and their families.
They run a weekly youth club, a weekly social group and other various fun community groups. For more information on the various groups they run please visit their website.
Additionally the charity is launching a new scrapstore in Frome with their members at the heart of the project. If you would like to find out more about the various volunteering opportunities with Pod please contact them for more information.
Are you a young carer? If you’re aged between 8 and 16 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.
Local youth clubs running in term time –
Frome – Monday and Wednesday 7.15pm – 8.45pm at Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road, BA11 3EF
Coleford – Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.00pm at Church Street, Coleford, BA3 5NQ
We welcome young people aged 10 to 19 years, let’s catch up, have fun and support each other. Young people can drop in as and when. They will need to complete a registration form on the first time attending which they can do themselves. However, a parental/guardian consent form will need to be completed after the first session. For more infromation please email Chiara below.
Local youth club running in term time –
Shepton Mallet – Wednesday 7.15pm-8.45pm at Paul Street Community Centre, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LA
We welcome young people aged 10 to 19 years, let’s catch up, have fun and support each other. Young people can drop in as and when. They will need to complete a registration form on the first time attending which they can do themselves. However, a parental/guardian consent form will need to be completed after the first session. For more information please email Carla below.
Street Youth Club – Mondays’ & Friday’s 7:15pm-8:45pm at Street Young People’s Centre, Strode Road, Street, BA16 0AS
Glastonbury Windmill Hill Youth Club – Relaunching Soon & will be back on Monday’s 7:00pm-8:30pm at Windmill Hill Youth Club, St Edmund’s Hall, BA6 8EG
Glastonbury Red Brick Youth Club (in partnership with Red Brick Building) – Relaunching Soon & will be back on Friday’s 7:15pm-8:45pm at Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT
Youth Club times have been shortened to allow staff to clean and sanitise before and after each session. To find out more about our provision, or to register; please contact Mark.
You-th Space is an affordable and friendly counselling service in Frome and the Mendips for 15 to 18 year olds who are facing common issues such as anxiety, depression, feelings of loneliness or isolation, or just feeling different to others.
As a charity, the service relies on the generosity of people’s donations. Those who can afford to are asked to contribute to the costs of the counselling. However, the service is offered free of charge to those who need it.
Young people in need of support can self-refer to You-th Space, or can ask their parents or school to contact the service via the website.
Young Somerset is the largest youth work charity in Somerset. They employ Wellbeing Practitioners that offer low-level mental health support, through cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT), to young people in Somerset.
Youth With A Future (YWAF) work alongside other organisations to support young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and those in supported housing projects in the Mendip area of Somerset and also supports local positive youth initiatives and activities.