HEADLIGHT IS BACK!
We are really pleased to announce that, providing there are no new changes to Government guidance, Headlight will be returning to face to face work from the week beginning 5th October 2020. The Board of Trustees of Action East Devon (the charity that runs the Headlight service) have agreed a risk assessment that outlines all the measures we are putting in place to ensure everyone attending the sessions, staff and volunteers are safe.
Headlight provides a friendly, non-clinical space for young people who are experiencing emotional and mental health issues and their families.
Headlight delivers peer support through:
- Fortnightly facilitated sessions for young people aged between 13 to 24 years in Axminster, Ottery St Mary and Sidmouth
- Access to one to one support and guidance during sessions
- A monthly support group in Axminster for parents and carers of young people affected by mental health issues from across the south west
- Information, signposting, advice and advocacy on mental health and wellbeing related issues to young people and their families by telephone, email and face to face.
Our service in Ottery St Mary is funded by Ottery Help Scheme and Ottery Hospital League of Friends, supported by core funding from other streams such as 'Reaching Communities'
Headlight in Sidmouth is support and co-funded by Sid-Valley HELP and the good will of the community
Headlight in Axminster is co-funded by Northbrook Trust, a local charity that supports young people under 25.
Our other continuing work across East Devon is funded through a variety of funding streams such as Children in Need, other local organisations and the goodwill of fundraisers.
We are very grateful to have received donations from a wide range of organisations and individual fundraisers from across the South West.To find out more and to make a donation, please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/actioneastdevon
Anyone can refer a young person to our peer support service - a parent, teacher, GP or a young person can self refer.
To find out more telephone: 07741 646 426
Download our leaflet to find out more about our support sessions.
Download our poster to display in your waiting room.
Click on the button below to make a referral.
Volunteer with Us
This service is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who help to encourage and support young people during session activities.
If you are a good listener, a positive team player and would like the opportunity to work with young people please get in touch with us, please email email@example.com for an application pack.