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.
At Haven, we want to encourage young people to believe in themselves, to nurture their own strengths and to recognise they can make great decisions and have the resources to cope with life.
Our four groups which run on a Monday are Young Carers (8-11) 4.30-6pm and Primary (8-11) 4.30-6pm Secondary (11-15) 6.30-8pm and our new group Haven+ (15-18) 6.30-8pm. Please email or phone for dates and referral forms.
Young Carers, Primary and Secondary are run using a therapeutic model of rolling topics followed by a review. In the six fortnightly sessions we will cover a range of Common Mental Health Issues.
We will review their progress during their 6th session and to access whether they are ready to graduate from Haven.
Young Carers, Primary and Secondary will receive a journal which will include the worksheets form the individual sessions. They will be able to take these journals home with them when they ‘Graduate’ from Haven.
We want to model positive endings, as endings are a part of life.
During Haven sessions we will have Snacks and drinks, check-in and say how we are feeling, have the opportunity to take part in Art and craft activities and games to help discuss the topic of the session.
Our new Haven+ group (15-18) who meet every other week, is led more by the young people, they won’t cover the same topics as the other groups, but we aim to have outside speakers and chat about topics like, sex and relationships, budgeting, CV writing, LGBTQI issues, Mentoring/volunteering programs, cooking basic recipes, info boards and lots more.
We will also be holding our Parent/Carer café on the second Wednesday of the month, at the Open Door café: 1.30-3pm, where we will be talking about the topics we’ve covered at Haven and exploring coping strategies for Positive Mental wellbeing and ways to open conversations with young people.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01395 224218.