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.
** COVID-19 Update: Please note due to current coronavirus restrictions this service may be affected. Please check with the service provider **
Edventure offer the MAKE course to young adults aged 18-35 whether you are out of work, looking for a new direction or just want to gain confidence. Spend 3 weeks in a team learning to design, make and sell products made from raw materials such as metal, wood, fabric, silver and leather.
The phone line is answered between 9am – 1pm Monday to Friday.
See the website for the course times and booking form. 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 – 01373 454099 / email@example.com
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
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.
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 5.30pm – 7.30pm (term time). Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Frome, BA11 3EF. Call us to discuss places as they are limited.
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).
* Covid-19 update: sessions taking place over Zoom. Please call or email first to check the details and book*
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.
Do you have a child or young person with additional needs? The Pod host over a relaxed online space for you to meet other parents who might be in a similar situation, the session runs monthly and you can talk about challenges, share ideas for activities and support. Please contact The Pod for more information.
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.
The Wessex Counselling Service has counsellors who are experienced in working with children and young people, and offers counselling for those aged 15 – 18 years. Please contact us for more information.
Local youth clubs running in term time –
Frome Wednesdays 7.15pm – 8.45pm at Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road, BA11 3EF
Shepton Mallet Wednesdays 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Paul Street Community Centre, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LA
Coleford Thursdays 6pm – 7:30pm Coleford youth club is currently providing outdoor activities and Detached Youth work in the area, as the venue is not open due to Covid.
We welcome young people aged 10 to 19 years, let’s catch up, have fun and support each other.
Small bubble youth club sessions ADVANCE BOOKING ONLY (sorry no drop-ins at this time).
To book your place please email Chiara below. Consent must be given by a parent/carer.
Free and confidential support online or over the phone for young people aged 10-19. Professional youth workers experienced in supporting young people. Monday to Friday from 6.30pm – 9pm (term time). Each session will last up to 30 minutes and can be accessed on phones, tablets or computers. You can also book group slots for you and your friends!
Complete the form and choose which night you are available, then email the Youth Worker listed below for more information or to book your FREE session.
YOU-TH SPACE is a FREE and friendly counselling service in Frome for 15 to 18 year olds.
Angry, scared, anxious? Problems with friends, family, school, being bullied, or feel different to others? These are just some of the things you could contact them about.
You can text or call the number below or use the contact form on the website if you prefer.
The service supports young carers under the age of 18. It can answer questions and give advice to young people on anything they need to know. They can:
Covid Pandemic update- 1-2-1 meetings are now over the phone or video call. Virtual Hubs are available on Young Somerset Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Youth workers are available at various time for ‘Fancy a Chat’ with full timetable here https://www.youngsomerset.org.uk/the-hubs
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.