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New helpline for youngsters
OFF the Record, which provides support for young people aged 10-25 in Bath and North East Somerset, has launched a new helpline. With a growing need for mental health and emotional wellbeing services, Off the Record supports many hundreds of young people face to face each year. Some 50% of those with lifelong mental health illness would have experienced symptoms by the age of 14. So far this year the service has delivered 3,229 sessions of listening support and counselling to young people aged 10 -25 across Bath and North East Somerset. Feedback from young people showed transport to their hubs can be a challenge, as well as overcoming barriers to have the confidence to visit an emotional wellbeing charity. Now a pilot telephone support line has now been set up with support from Midsomer Norton Town Council, The Ralph and Irma Sperring Charity, The Bridging Charitable Trust, Quartet Community Foundation, St John’s Foundation and fundraising by local people. During the initial trial, the line will be available 5pm8pm Monday and Wednesday and 4pm-7pm on Friday. The number, which is free to call from UK landline and mobile numbers is 0300 303 3661. Details: email@example.com
A (six) grand morning out
MORE than 100 walkers, runners and cyclists took to the lanes and paths around Mells to raise more than £6,000 for charity. It was the fourth annual event in aid of CLIC Sargent and is held in memory of Ben Crutchley, who died of cancer aged ten in February 2012. The Mells 10K is organised by his parents Su and Nige. Su said: “It was a brilliant day again with over 100 participants and we raised over £6,000 which, with the gift aid, takes our total for Mells 10k over £50,000. Next year will be our 5th year and we intend to make it really special.”
WESTON Hospicecare’s in-patient unit will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on Sunday November 5th. To mark the occasion, they will be holding a special open house event at Jackson-Barstow House, in Uphill, 11am-3pm, and all are welcome to join them.
BBC Points West presenter Imogen Sellers is pictured with Janice Bell and volunteers at the launch of the charity Pop-Up Shop at St John's Church, Frome.
Proud to wear their medals – runners at the end of the 10K
The warm-up routine underway
The 2018 10K will be on Saturday, October 13th. For details, visit: www.mells10k.com PAGE 58 • MENDIP TIMES • NOVEMBER 2017
Celebrating life on the Mendips and surrounding areas