In early May 2020 we launched The Nest, a free & confidential mental wellbeing advice and support for young people aged 13 – 25 in Southwark. In the midst of lockdown we knew this kind of support for young people was needed more than ever and were able to launch a structured online and phone support service during lockdown.

In August we were thrilled to be able to open our doors to young people for face to face appointments, group sessions and drop-ins at The Nest Centre in Peckham.

Our aim is to provide a service to young people at the point of need, without having to make a referral or be placed on a waiting list. We offer early intervention and prevention for emotional issues and low-level mental health issues such as worries, anxieties and stress.

The Nest provides young people and families with the opportunities, experiences, and tools to enable them to develop their physical, emotional and social capabilities. Our non-clinical intervention offers youth work, person-centred counselling, psychological wellbeing practices and traditional talking therapies via 1:1 sessions, group work, online resources and peer mentoring.

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The Nest is delivered by Groundwork on behalf of Southwark Council.