Youth Matters

As part of the Big Lottery Mental Health Wellbeing group, Youth Matters is for young people aged 14 to 18 who are living with mental health distress in Mendip and South Somerset. We provide three venues where young people can have one to one targeted mental health support in a warm, safe environment.

Young people we help struggle with finding enjoyment in things that used to be fun, feel isolated and lonely and that life seems a bit pointless. They tell us that it’s easier to numb their feeling with alcohol and/or drugs or lose themselves on the computer. Some are coping with being bullied leaving them anxious and worried leading them to feel angry and not in control of their lives.

You may want to talk to an adult who understands how you feel and can support you without judging you. We offer practical help such as writing a job application form or help with abstaining from addiction. Whatever the situation we can help you access information or help you find other forms of support, provide guidance, reassurance and support.

The project is ran by Annie, our experienced and friendly member of staff. The sessions are held in three areas where one-to-one support and group sessions are available by appointment only. You can be referred to us by someone else or contact us direct. A self referral form can be downloaded from our website or you can call the office on 01935 474875 or email  

When and Where?

Routes Caf, Frome - every Wednesday, 11am-2pm (BA11 1DS).

The Courtyard Caf, Yeovil - every Thursday, 11am - 1pm (BA21 1HZ).   

Young People's Centre, Chard 
- every Thursday, 3pm-5pm (TA20 1RH).

Contact Us

South Somerset Mind
Unit 4, Yeovil Small Business Centre,
Houndstone Business Park,
Yeovil, BA22 8WA

01935 474875

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