Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing

Youth Social Prescribing

Our youth social prescribing team works with youths aged 11-17 years old to help and support you with any emotional health and wellbeing issues you may be experiencing. When you are referred to our service, we will meet with you, explore what is happening in your life and, if need be, signpost you to services and groups that may be of interest to you. We will also check in regularly to see how you are and make sure that you are getting all the support you need.

Youth Social Prescribing Flyer PDF Download

What does youth social prescribing involve?

  • Working with young people aged 11 – 17 years old
  • 1:1 appointments either at home, school or GP surgery
  • Following a holistic approach, asking “What matters to you?”
  • Providing a safe and confidential place to talk
  • Creating a personalised care plan based on individual needs
  • Advising and supporting referrals to other agencies e.g. counselling, CAMHs
  • Supporting with health and fitness through local gym referrals
  • Signposting and connecting individuals to activities, groups and services in their area to help support their physical, social and emotional wellbeing

Who could benefit from seeing us?

Anyone who wants to explore support for their:

  • Low mood and/or anxiety
  • Low self esteem / self confidence
  • Emotions and stress levels
  • Social anxiety and loneliness
  • School concerns
  • Friendship or social difficulties
  • Body image, identity, health and fitness

Who do we work with?

As a service we work closely with:

  • GP’s and other health professionals
  • Other local support agencies and organisations
  • Schools and youth groups
  • Parents, carers and families

How can you access our services?

Referrals are made through

  • GP or other healthcare professional
  • Schools and other agencies

 

Young People’s Services

Compass (compass-uk.org)

https://www.hants.gov.uk/childrenandyoungfamilies

https://www.kooth.com/

https://calmharm.co.uk/

 

Youth Health and Wellbeing Coaches

Our team of youth health and wellbeing coaches work with 11-17 year olds. We are here to support you with your health and wellbeing and help provide more in-depth guidance and support to achieve your goals. These goals aim to improve your mental health and wellbeing and give you ownership of the choices you can make in your life.Coaching is…Helping our youths take control by asking “what matters to you and where do you want to go?”

Youth Coaching Flyer PDF Download

What does youth health and wellbeing coaching involve?

  • Working with young people aged 11 – 17 years old
  • Average of 6 – 8 sessions
  • Following a holistic approach
  • Providing a safe and confidential place to talk
  • Offering impartial, trustworthy support without judgement
  • Focusing on developing understanding and taking responsibility
  • Helping to build emotional resilience
  • Supporting progress towards individual, personal goals

Who could benefit from youth coaching?

Anyone who wants to understand and better manage their:

  • Low mood and/or anxiety
  • Low self esteem / self confidence
  • Emotions and stress levels
  • Social anxiety, loneliness or friendship difficulties
  • School environment and key transitions
  • Individual identity and ability to achieve future goals

Coaching is not…

  • Therapy such as counselling/psychotherapy which explore past experiences, diagnose and treat emotional and psychological problems
  • Giving the answers or solutions

How can you access coaching?

All referrals for youth coaching come via the youth social prescribing team who can be accessed via your GP.

 

Youth Wellbeing Cafe

During the Summer holidays we will be running a ‘drop in’ cafe for any of our patients aged 11 – 17 years old that have accessed our social prescribing or youth coaching services.

If you would like somewhere to chill out, meet others, have fun or have a chat/appointment with one of our health and wellbeing team, please join us.

Where

St Mark’s Church, Bordon (next to the Forest Centre behind Lidl)

When

Every Wednesday 2.45pm – 4.45pm

We will also be running a tuck shop for a small fee and, by popular request, will have a smoothie maker available.

For patients of Badgerswood, Forest and Pinehill Surgeries

Access This Service

Please contact your surgery for more information on how to access this service. Choose your surgery from the surgery options below:

Badgerswood & Forest Surgery

Badgerswood Surgery
Mill Lane
Headley
Bordon
Hants
GU35 8LH

Telephone: 01428 713511

Forest Surgery
60 Forest Road
Bordon
Hants
GU35 0BP

Telephone: 01420 477111

Pinehill Surgery

Pinehill Surgery
Pinehill Road
Bordon
Hampshire
GU35 0BS

Telephone: 01420 477968

Riverside Kelsey Surgery

Riverside Kelsey Surgery
Station Road
Liss
Hampshire
GU33 7AD

Telephone: 01730 892412

The Grange Surgery

The Grange Surgery
The Causeway
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU31 4JR

Telephone: 01730 267722

The Clanfield Practice

Clanfield Surgery
2 White Dirt Lane
Horndean, Hampshire
PO8 0QL

Telephone: 023 9259 3285

The Horndean Surgery

Horndean Surgery
7-11 London Road
Horndean
PO8 0BN

Telephone: 023 9259 2138

Rowlands Castle Surgery

Rowlands Castle Surgery
12 The Green
Rowlands Castle
Hampshire
PO9 6BN

Telephone: 023 9241 2846