How We Can Help
Transitions is for looked after children (in care) and also care leavers within the Wandsworth Borough. It focuses on young adults who are transitioning from being a looked after child to living independently. We acknowledge the emotional distress this may have on young adults and their mental well-being. Transition service offered an evening support group where young people can participate within meaningful creative activities, support group and meeting other young people with similar experiences.
Who is it for?
Transition is for people aged 17.5-19.5 years who are experiencing mental health difficulties and are transitioning from being in care to independent living. We aim to address themes such as, emotional resilience, self-esteem and confidence building, through group work.
We will require information about the person’s needs to ensure that the services are suitable for the individual. A referral form will need to be completed, together with an up to date risk assessment to be completed by a professional working with the young person.
What we do
We meet every Tuesday evening were the young people’s coordinator will facilitate creative activities and talking groups. Creative activities will include, art and music workshops, media and visual arts, cookery classes, amongst others. We also have a buddying system where new members are matched with a buddy who will support them throughout the Transition Group Sessions. Group sessions will include open discussions and activities around self-esteem, confidence building, emotional resilience, relationships, loss and trauma.
Doing this together helps young people to form new relationships, develop their socialising skills, learning about the difficulties that young people face when leaving care, moving towards living independently and how these difficulties can be overcome.
Transition Services are based at Wandswoth Tooting Wellbeing Hub, 201-203 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SZ.
Every Tuesday between 6-8:30pm
Tel: 020 7259 8119
Email: [email protected]