Mental health & wellbeing

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Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is really important and when things are getting on top of you it helps to talk – to a caring friend, family member, teacher or youth worker.

Our trained and friendly team are here to provide confidential support, help and advice to young people. We can help if you are feeling overwhelmed with emotions or are struggling to cope with the challenges you might face in your life. 

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At the Rendezvous we don’t judge. Everything is kept confidential unless we think someone is at risk (in which case we have a legal duty to report it).

We are not counsellors but we have had lots training and use lots of the same strategies that counsellors do. We also have lots of experience working with young people so we can’t be shocked. We put the young person at the heart of all the work so we can provide the best person-centred caring support possible.

We work from our centre in Sherborne and offer appointments during the day and after school. Jemma, our lead worker also spends two days a week supporting young people in schools.

You don’t need a special referral to come to us – young people can contact us themselves by email or phone but we do also take referrals from parents and carers and other professionals.

Our sessions are free and so we won’t ask you for money but we are a charity and funding is always hard to come by so if you can afford it we are always grateful for donations- you can make donations here.

These are just some of the things we can help with:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Eating disorders
  • Family relationships
  • Identity
  • Relationships
  • School refusal
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual identity
  • Suicidal thoughts

Thank you for your kindness and help – you have helped get me where I am today. I will be forever grateful. You will never understand how much your calls meant to me and helped me… xx

Get in touch

If you’re a young person you can get in touch with us directly – you don’t need anyone’s permission. You can phone or message Jemma on 07521 178920 or use the form below to send us an email.

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If you are struggling with anxiety, you may be interested in this booklet. It was produced by a group of young people (15-17) who come to the Rendezvous and who also struggle with anxiety. They took part in the Discovery Project and decided they wanted to explain to teachers what it feels like to have anxiety. Their lives are changing now and yours can too. Do get in touch if you’re struggling.

Please remember that in times of crisis there are always people to talk to and you can contact these organisations at any time of day or night:
Childline –  0800 1111
The Samaritans –  116 123