YMCA Mendip & South Somerset aims to support young people during good times; but more importantly, difficult times.

Through our supported accommodation, youth work provision and young carer groups, we provide young people with a safe place that offers support and advice – it’s fundamental to the work we do.

This support and advice can be confidential on a one-to-one basis, whenever required; or if appropriate, provided as a group activity within a youth work session, as part of our Youth Club curriculum.

Both our Support Workers (within our accommodation projects) and our Youth Workers (through our youth clubs and project work) are able to provide support and advice on many topics, or issues that young people face including:

Housing & Homelessness: Support with emergency accommodation & supported housing, assistance in finding accommodation; and support in moving on to independent living.

Health: Mental health and wellbeing, educating and supporting substance misuse (drugs, alcohol), providing information and support to do with sexual health issues (C-card issue point); and understanding how to stay safe.

Relationships: support and advice during family breakdowns, friendship issues and personal relationship struggles.

Financial Matters: Money management and managing debt; and setting up payment plans and direct debits.

Police: Support with any trouble that needs police involvement; or if there is a support need when reporting a crime.