The Pod Youth Club
An exciting club for young people with additional needs aged 10 to 17. Trips out. Have fun. Make friends. Tuesdays 6.00pm-8.00pm at Vallis Youth & Community Centre, Frome, BA11 3EF. Call us to discuss places as they are limited.
The Pod Plus
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 the HUBnub Centre, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY. Places are limited so please contact us to book.
Open Story Tellers Drama Club for 15-25 year olds
Explore your creativity through drama and prop making, create short plays and work towards performances, meet new people in a fun, relaxed environment!
For 15-25 year olds, £5.00 per person. We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 4.30pm-6.30pm at the HUBnub Centre, Whittox Lane, Frome, BA11 3BY.
We are an independent charity offering the support of long term volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people in Somerset. PROMISEworks matches young people between the ages of 5 and 25. Referral criteria include: Offending behaviour, Mental Health Issues, Substance Misuse, Domestic Abuse, Leaving Care, Adoption Support, CSE Risk, Exclusion from School, Disabilities.
Edventure Frome – working with young people – MAKE course
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.
See the website for the course times and booking form. The MAKE course is FREE.
YWAF-Youth With A Future
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.
HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
– Young people under the age of 35 who may be having thoughts of suicide
– Anyone concerned a young person may be having thoughts of suicide.
Opening hours are 9am-10pm weekdays, 2pm-10pm weekends, and 2pm-10pm Bank Holidays.
Kooth Online Counselling for 11-18 year olds
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.
Youth Matters is for young people aged up to 25 who are living with mental health distress in Mendip. We offer targeted mental health support from our base in Frome, Routes Cafe every Wednesday 11.00am-3.00pm. You can be referred to us by someone else or refer yourself by calling the office or emailing.
Online Youth Mental Health Hub from NHS Choices
An online information hub offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress.
For 18 – 24 year olds. Develop Skills in growing your own food and with teamwork. Mondays 9.30am – 3.30pm near Balstonsborough. Please call for more information.
Route 1 Advocacy
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).
Wessex Counselling Young People Project
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.
If you’re a young person living in Somerset you may find that being lesbian, gay or bisexual or questioning your sexuality can be difficult. The 2BU website is here to help give you some answers and some support if you feel you want it. 2BU also runs a youth support group for 14 – 18 year olds and it meets each week on a Wednesday in Taunton. We can help with funding public transport costs if you live in other parts of the county. It’s a great opportunity to meet other young people like you.
If you would like to join the youth group or find out more about it, please contact us.
MindEd is a free educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.
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
Routes One Stop Shop Frome is managed by Mendip YMCA. The project enables direct access to information, advice, support and learning opportunities for young people and is situated in 1a Palmer Street, Frome (at the Foyer).
P2i Pathway to Independence
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.
Young Carers Project
In Somerset there is a Young Carers Project that exists to provide support, advice and respite breaks for children and young people aged 8 – 18 who have substantial caring responsibilities at home. This could be a parent, grandparent, brother, sister or other relative. Care may be needed for the relative because they have a • A disability• Poor physical health• Poor mental health• An addiction to alcohol or other substances. You need a referral to use this service and Somerset Direct is the first port of call.