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Mental Health Services

Mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. Looking after your state of mind is just as important as taking care of your body.

There is lots of information about the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards on the County Council website.

If you feel down, anxious or distressed, you are not alone, and it's important to get the right treatment.

If you are worried about a child, encouraging them to talk about how they feel can be very helpful. You can find out more on the NHS Choices website.

Mental Health Toolkit

Somerset Children and Young People's Health and Wellbeing website provides a Mental Health Toolkit to support schools, colleges and Somerset 'getset' services on mental health and emotional health and wellbeing issues.

This Mental health Toolkit includes information about:

  • What can be done in children and young people's settings, including schools and colleges, to promote mental health
  • How children and young people experiencing mental health problems (and their families) can be supported in educational and 'getset' service settings.
  • Support and services available in Somerset 

Anxiety, School, School Phobia

The multi-agency Somerset booklet 'Understanding Anxiety' which is in the process of being updated explains about anxiety with pictures and diagrams.

The booklet includes self-help tips for children and young people experiencing anxiety. There are also tips for parent carers and schools on supporting children and young people. The booklet includes checklists to support parent/carers and schools.

Children with a brain injury

The Children's Trust provides a range of services and support for children with a brain injury. 

You can find more information about mental health services on the websites below.