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Youth Matters

This project supports 16-25 year olds with their mental health, through a weekly drop-in session and 1-1 counselling. Funding for this project ended in June 2016 and since then South Somerset Mind have been supporting young people through their core funds, which is unsustainable beyond September 2017. Some of their young service users are making excellent long-term progress.

“Bump in the Road” Pregnancy and Maternity Support

A project to support women who are struggling with their mental health both during and after pregnancy. Women with young babies or children can find it difficult to leave the home or attend groups, so a support working coming to their home can be the lifeline needed to help them and their families. Working in partnership with Health Visitors, this programme would embed into Doctors’ surgeries and then be rolled out across the area.

Farming Support

In our rural area, farmers are seven times more likely to take their own life than other professionals. One contributing factor is a lack of time to fulfil their work. Groups are therefore not an option. Increasing triggers are financial and linked with bovine TB. Tailored Support Workers are needed on the farm to help while the Farmer goes about their work.

Armed Forces Family Support

This project, in partnership with HMS Heron, would support the families of serving personnel. Service families are often forgotten next to serving personnel who may suffer from PTSD or other combat disorders. However, their families experience loneliness, isolation, anxiety and stress.

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