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Young People’s Peer Support Service to Open in Ottery St Mary

Action East Devon is opening a new peer support service at The Station Community Centre in Ottery St Mary to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people aged 13 – 24. The scheme has been successfully supporting young people in Axminster and Chard and has made a positive and significant difference to […]

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More Support

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, so we thought we would take the opportunity to talk about peer support and how it can make a big difference to young people’s mental health and wellbeing. One of the messages we receive on a regular basis is that there is not enough support available. Mental health services are […]

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Young People’s Views on the Green Paper

Following our last post on the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision green paper consultation, we asked young people in our peer support groups what they liked most about The Project and what should be considered when the government implements its proposals. “The Project is a safe place for young people to talk […]

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Action East Devon waves goodbye to Coordinator of The Project

Action East Devon will be saying farewell to Debbie Humberstone who has been the inspirational coordinator of the young people’s mental health service – The Project – for the past five years. The Project provides support to young people experiencing mental distress and their parents/carers through regular peer support groups in Axminster and Chard. Debbie […]

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Have Your Say in Young People’s Mental Health

  The government has published a green paper called Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision and is seeking your views on its proposals. The consultation is running until noon on 2nd March 2018. This is your opportunity to have a say in how young people’s mental health and wellbeing is prioritised. You can […]

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Thank You Freya and Holly

We had some very welcome visitors to The Project’s office last week — Freya Morgan and Holly Smith delivered £570 raised through their concert, Music from the Movies. Debbie and I (Hayley) both attended the concert, which took place in Uplyme Church on Saturday 7th October, and were extremely impressed with Holly and Freya’s talent. […]

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Our Hand Comments

  Since it’s World Mental Health Day, we thought we would share some of the comments given by young people in our workshops. Participants are given a blank #heartonthehand image and encouraged to write comments about what they have learned in the workshop. The comments can be about how they have a better understanding of […]

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Supporting Families

The Project is effective in improving our young people’s ability to manage their mental health partly because we also offer support to their families. We work with parents/carers when appropriate, to ensure we are providing the best help we can and to advise them on accessing support from other services if it’s needed. We understand that […]

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Mental Health Support is a Necessity

In his speech at our recent birthday event, the guest of honour and Mayor of Axminster, Jeremy Walden, pointed out that it’s a shame The Project needs to exist. If you went to your GP or a hospital A&E department with a physical condition requiring urgent treatment, he said, you would be rightly appalled if […]

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How We Help Young People Thrive

The aim of The Project’s #Support4September crowdfunding campaign is to ensure we can continue all of our peer support groups for young people with mental health issues. Our support groups are different to most other mental health services. We are inclusive, accessible and focused on helping young people thrive. We help young people thrive in […]

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