After temporarily having to close our youth clubs and young carer groups on Wednesday 18th March; we adapted our approach in order that we could continue to help and support young people in Mendip and South Somerset.
Over the past 6 months we have supported young people remotely with 1:1 and group sessions; via phone calls, emails, social media and zoom calls.
– We remain focused on promoting the importance of young people’s mental and physical well-being
– We continue to care, safeguard and sign post young people in need, or at risk, to relevant agencies.
– We work collaboratively with young people, so that we constantly adapt our programmes and activities, to fit in with their needs.
We are now welcoming and encouraging all young people aged 10-19yrs (25yrs with SEN) to stay connected
and book a specific youth session on weekdays between 6:30pm-9:00pm.
A half hour time slot can be used to have a chat, group zoom, play online games, get help with homework;
or gain advice and support with our youth workers, to deal with any feelings or concerns.
The session should reflect the needs of the young person and offer them the greatest benefit.
To find out more about our provision, or to register; please contact:
Chaira (Frome, Coleford & Shepton Mallet) ChiaraDocherty@ymca-bg.org
Nigel (Yeovil) NigelMcLachlan@ymca-bg.org
Katherine (Glastonbury Red Brick) KatherineClarke@ymca-bg.org
Sarah (Glastonbury Windmill Hill) SarahGoff@ymca-bg.org
Jess (Street) JessLewin@ymca-bg.org
Please see information below in regard to our usual youth club sessions.
Our work with young people welcomes anyone aged between 10 and 19 years (up to 25 years old with Special Educational Needs); some of these young people can be vulnerable and/or have some additional needs, but we provide safe environments where every young person’s view is taken into account.
We ensure continued engagement and participation in planned programmes of positive activities and issue based work; relevant to the needs and development of individuals and peer groups. All of our activities are designed to develop social and life skills; increase confidence and resilience; and to help young people move away from any harmful behaviours.
Our Youth Club programmes are delivered through non-formal educational activities which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning. These are designed to guide young people to think for themselves; make healthy choices; improve their emotional health and wellbeing; build skills for life; develop character; have a better understanding of the world around them and take action for others. For an example of some of the youth club sessions we run please click here.
All of our existing youth clubs have been awarded the Somerset County Council Safe & Welcoming Benchmark. We run inclusive sessions where everyone is welcome.
Street Youth Club – Mondays’ & Friday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Street Young People’s Centre, Strode Road, Street, BA16 0AS
Glastonbury Windmill Hill Youth Club – Wednesday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Windmill Hill Youth Club, St Edmund’s Hall, BA6 8EG
Glastonbury Red Brick Youth Club (in partnership with Red Brick Building) – Friday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT
Shepton Mallet Youth Club – Wednesday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Paul Street Community Centre, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5LA
Frome Youth Club – Monday’s & Wednesday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Frome Youth & Community Centre, Vallis Road, BA11 3EF
Coleford Youth Club – Tuesday’s 6:30pm-8:30pm at Church Street, Coleford, BA3 5NQ
Milford Youth Club – Thursday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at Milford Community Hall, Milford Park, Yeovil, BA21 4DQ
Westfield Youth Club – Wednesday’s 7:00pm-9:00pm at St. Peter’s Church Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Yeovil, BA21 3DY
We also engage young people within their community via our organised Youth Councils, which enables young people to have a voice and work closely with key organisations within the local area, including parish/town councils and police.
Street and Glastonbury Youth Councils have created a Young Person Friendly Charter.
The Charter invites businesses, organisations and support services to become Street and Glastonbury Young Person Friendly Advocates. For more information please visit: youngpersonfriendlycharter.co.uk
Street ‘Action 4 Youth’ Council – Usually every other Tuesday (Term Time Only) 3:15pm-4:45pm at Street Young People’s Centre, Strode Road, Street, BA16 0AS. For more information please contact Andrea via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Glastonbury Youth Council – 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 7:00pm-8:30pm at Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9FT. For more information please contact Katherine via email email@example.com
Yeovil Youth Council – Meets every three weeks 4:00pm-5:00pm at Town Council Building, 19 Union Street, Yeovil, BA20 1PQ. For more information please contact Matt via email firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our youth work service, we also offer a Young Carers group, which provides a programme of activities for young carers (8-18yrs), where they can gain respite from their carers responsibilities, socialise, have fun and learn new skills.
Mendip Young Carers Group – Tuesday’s at Pilton Village Hall, St Mary’s Ln, Pilton, Shepton Mallet BA4 4BB. We offer alternative weekly sessions for both juniors (8yrs-13/14yrs) which starts at 5:30pm till 7:30pm and seniors (13-14yrs+) which starts at 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Yeovil Young Carers Group – Monday’s at Preston Road Methodist Church, Cedar Grove, Yeovil, BA21 3JR. We offer alternative weekly sessions for both juniors (8yrs-13/14yrs) which starts at 5:00pm till 7:00pm and seniors (13-14yrs+) which starts at 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
Please contact us to find out further details on 01749 679553.