Somerset Big Tent

The children & young people (CYP) mental health team are working on a programme called Somerset Big Tent, which is aims to improve the access into mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people in Somerset. For more information, please visit their website: Somerset Big Tent.

Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service

The Somerset Suicide Bereavement Support Service have a number of ways for anyone who has been bereaved or affected by suicide (personally or professionally) to access support in August. 

Taunton Evening Peer Group - this session will be held on Thursday 02nd September from 7pm-8:30pm at Mind in Somerset, 44 Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1NS.

Please let the service know if you wish to attend so they are aware of likely numbers.

The Outreach Surgeries have a limited number of pre-booked 30 minute 1-2-1 support sessions, and a facilitated peer group session. They are at:

  • Bridgwater - Monday 13th September 11am to 3pm (Peer Group 1pm to 2:30pm) at St Mary's Church, St Mary Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3EQ
  • Yeovil - Wednesday 29th September 11am to 3pm (Peer Group 1pm to 2:30pm) at Mind in Somerset - Yeovil Office, Yeovil Foyer, Peter Street, Yeovil, BA21 1PN

Please email bereaved@mindinsomerset.org.uk no later than Thursday 09th September for Bridgwater or Monday 20th September for Yeovil if you would like to book a 1-2-1 session.

Kooth

Kooth is the UK's leading digital mental health platform for under 18s. The service provides mental wellbeing support to hundreds of thousands of young people, available in more than 80% of England and Wales. The service is commissioned in local areas by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) which allows young people to access it free of charge, whilst staying completely anonymous. Visit Kooth for more information and to access their services.

The Survivor Pathway - Sexual Violence Support Services

The survivor pathway is an online resource for anyone wanting to know more about specialist sexual violence support services in the South West. The pathway is designed to help the survivor of the supporter to consider options, ensure safety is paramount, reflect on what could be useful and provide information on how to access services. The resource will:

  • Make it easier to access relevant support for every survivor of rape or sexual assault
  • Give survivors more informed choices about the services and support available
  • Reassure and assist professionals and concerned others about the services and support available for survivors

For further information, please visit The Survivor Pathway website: Survivor Pathway

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