Links to other agencies & professional groups:

Parent Partnership – www.somersetsend.org.uk

Integrated Therapy Service – www.sompar.nhs.uk/our_services/childrenandyoungpeople/integrated_therapy_service/

CAMHS – www.sompar.nhs.uk/our_services/childrenandyoungpeople/camhs

Young Minds – www.youngminds.org.uk

Nurture Group Network – www.nurturegroups.org

Centre for Child Mental Health – www.childmentalhealthcentre.org

Touch Base – https://touchbase.org.uk/

Minded – www.minded.org.uk

Time to change resources – www.time-to-change.org.uk/resources/guides-toolkits

Useful Links for Children

Childline helps anyone under 19 in the U.K. with anything they’re going through. Support includes a confidential listening service which is available at any time of the day or night. Tel: 0800 1111. https://www.childline.org.uk/

Young Minds provides support and advice for young people about mental health– www.youngminds.org.uk

The Mix offers free information and support for under-25s in the U.K., including advice about mental health, money and jobs, sex, relationships, drugs, etc. Tel: 0808 808 4994 (11:00am-11:00pm daily). https://www.themix.org.uk/

Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people (aged 11 to 18) in Somerset. Support includes moderated message boards, plus online access to trained counsellors. Kooth is NHS funded. (Open weekdays 12noon-10:00pm, Sat & Sun 6:00-10:00pm). https://kooth.com/

2BU Somerset is for young people in Somerset who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or questioning their sexuality. It offers a youth support group for 13 to 18 year olds, plus online support for young people, parents, teachers etc. Tel: 07799 136552 (messages checked every weekday). https://www.2bu-somerset.co.uk/

Useful Links for Adults

Family Lives offers help and advice to mums, dads, grandparents, step-parents and non-resident parents. Tel: 0808 800 2222 (weekdays 9:00am – 9:00pm). https://www.familylives.org.uk/

Citizens Advice gives free information on benefits, work, debt and money, consumer issues, family concerns, housing, involvement with the law or criminal justice system, immigration and health. There’s a lot of free advice on their website, plus details of how to find your nearest Citizens Advice Bureau. Tel: 03444 111 444. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

SIDAS (Somerset’s Domestic Violence Agency) can help with those experiencing violence or the threat of violence within the home – whether from partners or children, and regardless of gender/ sexuality. Tel: 0800 694 9999 (weekdays, 8:00am-8:00pm; weekdays 9:00am-1:00pm). In an emergency, always phone the police using 999. More advice and guidance: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/domestic-abuse/