Open Mental Health 16-25 Year Olds

Open Mental Health 16-25 Year Olds

Are you a young adult aged 16-25 living in Somerset who feels you could benefit from some support with your mental health?

(project name) is here to support you to feel more positive about yourself, through providing you with fun, safe and purposeful environments to feel more empowered about your mental health and your life in general.

We will support you with a peer mentor who can;

  • help you to talk about what you are feeling and experiencing
  • introduce you to ideas and approaches that other have found helpful
  • reassure you that you're not alone in how you are feeling
  • help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging
  • encourage you to value your strengths
  • build your self-esteem and confidence
  • help you to feel more hopeful about the future.

Our peer mentors have been where you are now and use their own experiences to offer you support to help you feel better about yourself, recognise your self-worth, as well as help you build positive social networks through community groups. Each peer mentor has their own areas of interest and we aim to match you up with a mentor who shares a similar interest to you.

Funded by Open Mental Health FUSE Performance, Young Somerset, 2BU, Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP), Minehead Eye and Conquest Centre provide our peer mentors and offer a wide range of support and activity.

To help you choose which peer mentor you would like to support you here is some more information about each organisation;

2BU-Somerset provides a specialist service supporting the needs of younglesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) people across Somerset.

We want to support you to a place of healthy self-acceptance. We provide a safe environment for LGBTQ+ young people to come together and gain support from both staff and peers.


FUSE Performance support young people who have an interest in being creative. offering you opportunities to experience performing arts, outdoor arts performances, productions and to take part in creative arts projects, festivals and events.


SASP supports young people in Somerset, offering them an opportunity to engage in positive experiences through sport and physical activity. We support young people in a safe environment to develop life skills, confidence and self-esteem through sport and physical activity.


Conquest specialise in offering young people fun and healthy ways to get more out of life and learning by offering animal and nature-based activities. Sessions can be either one-to-one or in groups and are facilitated by people with lived experience and understanding of individual needs. Our animals include horses, goats, donkeys, chickens, dogs and sheep and they all have their role to play in our activity programs.


At Minehead Eye we offer new opportunities to get involved in art, sports, music, hospitality, youth work and I.T. Enabling and encouraging young adults to become more involved with their communities as well as enhancing their positivity. We aim to help young adults raise their self-esteem, resilience and aspiration to make positive choices in their lives through joining specific activities and clubs or other active community groups


Young Somerset support the mental health and wellbeing of young people through working alongside them in an open, honest, respectful and trusted way. We offer support through activities both 1:1 and small group, building on strengths and interests so that the young people can follow their own path to alleviate their mental health and wellbeing difficulties.


If you would like to give our peer mentor support a go please click here to fill out a very simple form and we will then be in touch.

To find out more information about the project and how we can support you, please contact Laura Dyke- Project Lead at SASP 01823 653990 ldyke@sasp.co.uk

Partners and Sponsors

Partners and Sponsors

  • Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Somerset Business Award Winner
    Somerset Chamber of Commerce
    CPSU
    Disability Confident
  • Somerset Skills & Learning
    Youth Sport Trust
    activity alliance
    pluss
    Sedgemoor District Council
    Avon & Somerset Police
  • South Somerset District Council
    Somerset Partnership
    Yeovil Hospital Healthcare
    Taunton & West Somerset Council
    Mendip District Council
    Homes in Sedgemoor
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
    Spark Somerset
    YMCA Dulverton Group
    Department for Work & Pensions
    EDF
    Somerset CCG
  • SAPHTO
    together team
    Somerset Cricket Board
    British American Football Association
    Badminton England
    Somerset FA
  • British Cycling
    Create Development
    Children in Need
    The Salvation Army
    Somerset County Council
    Lifeline
  • Channel Adventure
    Somerset Community Foundation
    Nova Sports & Coaching
    Zing Somerset
    Sports Coach UK