Andover Young People Community Local News

Community Support for Young People in Andover

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Unity has built up a successful prescription service for adults with mental health difficulties. They are now extending their services to include young people aged 11-18.

Unity are offering a service of social prescribing to our young people aged between 11-18 who are suffering from mental health difficulties and / or social isolation.  Social prescribing enables young people to access support services in the form of community activities.  This will work as either an alternative or a complement to medical intervention.  The aim of this service is to empower our young people to find solutions before their mental health hits crisis point.    Unity have successfully run a similar model for adults and therefore are looking to extend to our young people.

If you are a community group that would like to offer support to our young people please get in touch via email, sarah.gisbourne@unityonline.org.uk

Each social ‘prescription’ will be highly personalised to our young person, and rather than just a signposting service, Unity will support the young person to attend the sessions.

You can find the social prescription referral form here: https://bit.ly/2Yc2uUa