Are you struggling with your mental health?

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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Several organisations in Somerset offer emotional and practical support to children, young people and their families.
Yeovil 4 Family has link workers and volunteer mentors who work with families to help bring about positive and sustainable changes in their lives. For more information phone 01935 530050 or visit the website,
The Balsam Centre in Wincanton works with individuals of all ages and has a reputation for holistic support, providing a community hub for health, social, educational and cultural activities for the Blackmore Vale area. Find activities and information for children, young people and families by phoning the centre on 01963 31842 or visiting its website,
Young Somerset has a Community Wellbeing Service offering cognitive behaviour therapy interventions to young people aged five to 18 for mild to moderate mental health issues such as anxiety and low mood, and runs youth clubs and has an Alternative Learning Provision and Enterprise offer. Visit or phone 01278 722100.
The Somerset Big Tent website contains extensive information about health and well-being services for children and young people in Somerset
The Somerset Parent Carer Forum advises and supports parents, grandparents and foster carers of children with needs ranging from complex medical needs to challenging behaviour, learning or physical difficulties – no diagnosis is needed. For information phone 01458 259384 or visit
For extensive information about a wide range of health and well-being support for families visit

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