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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.

Our sessions 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.

Ottery -Wednesday 6-8pm – The Station Youth Centre (13-18 & 18-25 yrs old)

Axminster -Thursday 6-8pm – Pippin’s Community Centre (13-18 yrs old)

Seaton – Tuesday 6-8pm – Seaton Re:Store cafe (Seaton Hospital) (13-18 yrs old)

Group sessions run on alternate weeks for different age ranges (13-18 and 18-25 yrs old)


Click here for Headlight Referral Form

Concerns about Headlight group

If you are concerned or have any worries about a staff member or volunteer then please let another member of staff or your parent/carer know.

If you are concerned about another young person in the group or if someone’s behaviour or attitude is affecting your experience at Headlight, please let a member of staff know so they can help resolve any issues – this will be kept confidential dependent on safeguarding concerns.