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Headlight Peer Support Groups

Headlight provides a friendly, non-clinical space for young people who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues

Headlight peer support:

Headlight refers to our peer support group sessions and the 1-2-1 support that goes alongside. Headlight’s peer-support model enables young people to meet others experiencing similar issues in a welcoming, non-judgemental space and enables them to build healthy relationships with peers, support network, family and community. Young people have the opportunity to speak up, share, give and receive support.

These are delivered in themes such as learning social skills, self-esteem, building relationships, emotions/stress, depression and anxiety, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, sleep, wellbeing, discovering self-awareness and so on.

We also offer young people 1-2-1 support with their mental health support worker. Staff use their expertise to undertake comprehensive ongoing assessments of young people to identify activities that best meet individual needs. Each young person has an individualised action plan with goals around better managing their mental health, developing their skills and confidence and setting targets around education, volunteering and employment.

Currently Headlight peer support is running in Axminster and Ottery St Mary each week, with alternative weeks for each age range; 13-18 and 18-24 years old

Click here for Referral Form or download a hard copy here