1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Around 75% of young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health problems.
Haven is a safe space for young people to meet, a peer support group to learn coping strategies, to be listened to, and to realise that they are not alone. It does not replace professional services, but hopefully adds to them and helps to support young people while they are waiting to access professional help or for those who do not meet a threshold for other services. Haven seeks to be a safe space to empower, enable and equip young people to feel able to cope when they hit bumps in the road of their journey. We have videos, games, activities, cooking, and craft, all child led, to allow opportunities to get thoughts out and process their emotions.
Haven runs two mental health support groups for young people, one for primary aged children (8+) and the other for secondary aged young people. Sessions alternate fortnightly.
Monday, 4:30-6:30pm – Haven Primary Group (fortnightly)
Monday, 6-8pm – Haven Secondary Group (fortnightly)
We also run a young carers group to support children who have a caring role in the family home and to provide them with a safe space to play, be nurtured, and have some time out and respite from often challenging circumstances.
Monday, 4-5:30pm – Young Carers Primary Group, 8-11s (fortnightly)
We offer a monthly informative and relaxed parent session to inform ad empower parents to feel better equipped to support their child with their emotional wellbeing. There is never any judgement, just support! These sessions can vary on topic, so do contact us if you would us to cover a specific area. We never ask you to share if you don’t want to but there is always the space and freedom to offload if you need. Sessions covered have included anxiety, grief, anger, supporting your child’s emotional wellbeing, and DIAS better outcomes for school meetings.
Monday, 7:30 – 9pm (monthly)
Our Parent Carer Support Café is a monthly drop in to meet other parent carers, offload about the challenges of being a parent carer and to share resources, training, signposting and information as we understand that navigating the SEN world doesn’t come with a map! No need to book, just drop in and have a cuppa and relax. Younger children or children who are not in school are also welcome. Again, no judgement, just support!
Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30pm at the Community Café (monthly)
For more information about any of these groups, including dates, or to make a referral, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01395 224218.