We are often contacted by local organisations who run projects supporting young people in the Borough. We cannot guarantee the level of support that is offered, so do contact the organisations themselves to find out if their projects might be helpful.
Richmond Borough Mind – Youth Wellbeing Projects
Reach is a new series of workshops providing support for young people (aged 14-18) struggling with anxiety, low mood and self esteem or anger management issues.
More info: www.rbmind.org/our-services/youth-wellbeing-projects/reach/
Skylarks – Support for children and families with additional needs
Activities and therapies for children with disabilities and additional needs. Also support and therapies, courses and information for their whole families.
More info: www.skylarks.charity
The Wild Mind Project – Youth programmes / Families & Carer workshops
The Wild Mind Project supports mental health and wellbeing through creative activity, nature and positive psychology, offering engaging and personalised mental wellbeing support for young people, and also parents/carers. The Wild Mind Project is also offering a safe, confidential wellbeing space in nature for the young LGBTQ Community to share their feelings with like-minded young people.
More info: thewildmindproject.org
Richmond Carers – Young Carers Service
Young carers aged 5-18 are supported through information, mentoring, after school groups, holiday activities and 1-to-1 support.
More info: www.richmondcarers.org/services/services-for-young-carers/
Space2grieve – Bereavement Charity
Space2grieve supports anyone living in the Richmond borough who has been bereaved by any means, at any time, including specialist support for children and young people. Sessions are free and no referral is needed.
More info: http://www.space2grieve.org.uk
Action-attainment – Parenting and Family Support
Action-attainment supports children with speech, language, communication and sensory needs; working with families, schools and communities to provide strategies and opportunities for learning, play and friendships.
More info: www.action-attainment.com
Collective Arts – Wellbeing Projects
Collective Arts combines positive psychology with creative activities to enrich lives and emotional wellbeing. Their Creative Wellbeing Project will run one cohort for young people age 18-24 who have had challenges getting support from CAMHS, or generally need to raise their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Young people can self refer to the project, or support workers, counsellors can refer.
More info: collective-arts.org/the-creative-wellbeing-project
MiD Mediation & Counselling
Mid Mediation and Counselling offers mediation and counselling for families going through family breakdown. There are 7 mediators and also 3 counsellors who support children from 4 – 18 whose parents might have split up in the past or are going through a separation. This service is supported by Children in Need and Richmond Parish Lands. The charity also has funding to support counselling for adults who are struggling with their own divorce / family breakdown.
More info: https://www.midmediation.org.uk/
Dose of Nature – a Wellbeing programme for 15 – 17 year olds
Over 10 weeks, the young person meets weekly with a trained DoN Guide in a natural space. The Guide provides a variety of exercises and creative activities to promote wellbeing. They also run a group programme which enables young people to connect with peers experiencing similar struggles, have fun and learn from one another. This can be accessed via GP referral.
More info: https://www.doseofnature.org.uk/