Young People's Mental Health
Support and information
If you have an urgent emotional or mental health issue please talk to a school counsellor, teacher or contact your GP or go to A&E. The pastoral support teams at Sidmouth primary schools and Sidmouth College support young people with mental health issues and parents, children and students who feel they need support or advice can contact either Tracey Tipton on 07540 668 525 (primary age) or Carole Clark 07495 540 415.
For information and support on young people's mental health issues try the following websites:
WHAT - Supporting Young People's Mental Health in Sidmouth
The Wellbeing and Health Action Team (WHAT) is a community group that aims to increase local access to early help for young people with mental health issues and so improve their wellbeing. WHAT is being coordinated through Sid Valley Help.
WHAT aims to work together across organisations in the Sid Valley to increase provision and reduce the stigma of mental ill-health. Take a look at the Facebook page HERE. Members of the group include:
Headlight provides a friendly, non-clinical space for young people aged 13 to 24 who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues and their families and is run by Aaron Clark of Action East Devon. Young people can self-refer see the website HERE or call 01404 549 045.
Parental Minds and Parent+ Support Hub in Sidmouth
Parental Minds is based in Honiton and covers East Devon. If gives support to families struggling with mental health issues and runs Parent+ Support Hubs every month in various towns including Sidmouth.
Plans and donations
Last year's WHAT appeal for funds raised over £10,000 locally and, with match funding, we spent over £28,000. In 2022 we will continue to support Headlight and the Parent+ Hub. Donations can be made HERE