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Local organisations and projects

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dose of Nature – a Mental Health and Wellbeing Natural ‘Prescription’ programme for 16 – 25 year olds.

Over weekly meetings in nature with a trained Guide, including nature-based activities, the programme introduces individuals to the mental health benefits of spending time in nature and inspires lifestyle changes that will have significant and long-lasting effects on mental wellbeing. In addition to individual support, there are groups and wellbeing workshops.

The Guides are trained and supervised by Chartered Psychologists. The programme can be accessed via GP referral.
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