Virtual Hubs have Launched! On Friday, the 12th June 2020 Young Somerset will launch Phase 1 of their Wellbeing Hubs designed for children and young people, and parents/ guardians. Phase 1 is accessible via Young Somerset’s Facebook and Instagram platforms, through Young Somerset’s website and over the phone through Young Somerset’s ‘Fancy A Chat’ service. The Hubs are supported by Young Somerset’s Wellbeing Practitioners, Youth Workers, and young people’s Peers in the role of Wellbeing Champions, offering a diverse range of professionals available to support children and young people and their families through their Hub journey. When? What? Where? Monday @ 16:00 Hub for Young People Instagram- @yswellbeing Monday @16:00 Hub for Parents/ Guardians Facebook- @youngsomerset Friday @ 16:00 Hub for Young People Instagram- @yswellbeing The key purpose of the Wellbeing Hubs is to inform young people, and parents/guardians of our directory of services, helping them navigate what wellbeing support they are looking for. The Hubs also provide engaging content and conversation around wellbeing topics and educate children, young people, and their families about what positive wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle looks like. The Wellbeing Hubs adapt the Social Prescribing model and empower children and young people and parents/ guardians to make their own informed decisions around what support they need. We recognise that psychologically individuals are more likely to be follow through with accessing support when they have taken the responsibility to make their own decisions around the support that they require. At Young Somerset we recognise that individuals require different levels of wellbeing support; this could be a Youth Group, or a course of counselling which is why the directory of services has a wide range of support available. The directory also includes Young Somerset’s Wellbeing Service; offering Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LICBT) to children and young people, as well as parent led LICBT. Young Somerset’s Wellbeing Service includes 12 Wellbeing Practitioners and 8 Educational Mental Health Practitioners all offering Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in their respective Community and School based settings. Wellbeing Practitioners are also currently linking with Youth Workers offering detached support in the Community to children and young people. The Wellbeing Hub model is also an innovator of the Big Tent Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) alliance work.