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Young People's Mental Health

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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 :

  • Cara Shepherd or Matt White 01395 514823 (Sidmouth College).  

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 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. 


WHAT need funds for mentoring and to support parents and carers. Donations can be made HERE 



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