Health & Wellbeing

Our mission is to support young people to be the best
that they can be. This means we want to support young people to stay safe, and look after their physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing by themselves.

Physical health can include things like sleep, healthy eating, exercise, medical treatment, sexual
health, support with smoking, drug or alcohol problems.

Mental health can include things like feeling depressed or suicidal, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, feeling unable to cope, self-harm, or feeling out of control.

If you’re a young person, we want to make sure you are safe and well. Your support worker will talk to you about your health and wellbeing and help you to achieve your goals around this. Your support worker will also help you to access specialist help, such as mental health support if that feels helpful.

91%
of Care Leavers we support in South Glos were engaged in partnership work to support their physical and mental health
21%
of the Care or Custody Leavers in the Future 4 Me project had mental health support

WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE SAID

The biggest impact for me was having someone to chat to about what happened at home.
Mental health and well being has really improved, I've just been offered a job opportunity in care work

AMY’S STORY

A Reboot Coach supported Amy using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as Amy was unhappy and was disengaging from her childcare course. Amy was able to make life-changing, positive choices.   Amy, just 18, was living independently after an irretrievable breakdown with her mother. Amy’s had only just moved into her new flat – her

WAYNE’S STORY

Work to explore Wayne’s values was transformational. “Before Adam, my Reboot Coach, I was a bit scared and thinking what am I gonna do, what am I gonna do with my life. But with Adam, he’s sort of modelling me to get a better life, pushing me in the right direction to actually enjoy life.”

KIM’S STORY

The support was “better than helpful!”   What was life like for you when you first came to 1625ip? My PA was going on maternity leave and knew that I was struggling with college work and home life as well. My confidence was low and I didn’t have much motivation. I was having a hard

JORDAN’S STORY

Jordan learnt a lot through mentoring “Having a mentor allows me to get my ideas out rather than staying in my own mind; they don’t shut you down.”   Jordan found it difficult to make and sustain friendships and focus on a route for education training or employment. Jordan often says he has ‘tried everything’

BRITTANY’S STORY

Brittany, a young single parent, was supported by her Floating Support Worker who walked ‘alongside’ her, and gave her the boost she needed.   Brittany presented at our drop-in to ask for support. Brittany was living in a mother and baby unit but had made an offer for a flat with another provider. Brittany wanted

MARIE’S STORY

Marie had moved from London to Bristol due to a relationship breakdown with mum. She had family members living in Bristol. Marie felt she wanted a new start and wanted to focus on employment, education and housing. She had experienced a traumatic relationship breakdown with her partner in London, with reports of harassment. She presented

KAYLA’S STORY

I am proud of myself and how much I’ve achieved   What was the presenting issue? Kayla has a strong work ethic and was already in work but was at risk of losing job due to ongoing anxiety. She usually only managed to stay in a job for a few months before a crisis in

ELIJAH’S STORY

What was the presenting issue? Elijah was a care leaver who was referred to the Children and Young People Service (CYPS) project at 1625ip by his PA in the council in the Transition To Independence team. His support was about to be closed due to his age, but, his PA felt like he needed support,

ANDREW’S STORY

Andrew lived with his Mum but due to ongoing conflict he ended up living at the elsewhere. After a period, he returned to live with his Mum, but unfortunately this broke down again and he returned to other supported housing. Andrew found this environment incredibly difficult to manage and this had a detrimental impact on

DAMON’S STORY

Damon had to leave his family home due to a breakdown in the relationship with his father. Damon had struggled with the school system as he felt that they did not understand his needs well – he suffers from a rare condition affecting his sight and is legally classed as partially blind. In addition to

KAYLEIGH’S STORY

A bit about Kayleigh Kayleigh describes her life before 1625ip as difficult. She lived with her family in a house that was overcrowded. She had to share a bedroom with her 3 siblings and her newborn baby daughter which came with a lot of challenges. Kayleigh described the relationship between her and her family as

JANE’S STORY

A story of supporting a care leaver, a young person with complex mental health issues Jane is a 19-year-old care leaver with a complex history of mental health issues. From the age of 13, Jane has been under the care of the Local Authority. She received a high level of support from CAHMS and was

JAKE’S STORY

A story of supporting a young person through education, employment and training   We started working with Jake in June 2018. Jake’s barriers included having no experience of the workplace and high levels of anxiety around being around people. He identified his goals as to gain experience of retail work, to build his confidence, and

CALEB’S STORY

A story of a young person developing through 1625ip’s opportunities for engagement and learning, overcoming mental health struggles, volunteering with 1625ip, and prevention of youth homelessness through Peer Education and peer mentoring.  Caleb has come from a violent and unstable family life dealing with aggressive behaviour and his own gender acceptances. After needing the safety

EZRA’S STORY

Through his Reboot West Coach building a trusting relationship and exploring values rather than goals, Ezra disclose more to his Coach, which ultimately led him to being in a much safer, happier position today. Why did Ezra need support from 1625ip? Ezra moved to Bristol in Sept 2019 from a children’s home environment into his

KATIE’S STORY

Why did Katie need support from 1625ip? Before meeting Katie, we were told by her social worker and other professionals that she struggled to engage with professional support. She didn’t reach out for support, didn’t answer text messages or phone calls, and sometimes didn’t answer the door. Fortunately, the Reboot West project allows the time

OSCAR’S STORY

Why did Oscar need support from 1625ip? Oscar spoke to his support worker about his concerns about his mental health. He lacked the confidence to go out because of his disability and was worried about peoples judgements. His support worker suggested finding Oscar a mentor with who he could spend time, and do things to

JAMES’ STORY

Why did James need support from 1625ip? When James started working with his support worker, he had recently moved from a hostel into his own housing association flat. He was suffering from anxiety stemming from feelings of isolation, as he had little contact with his family. Although James has a close friend, he lives an

ELLIE’S STORY

Why did Ellie need support from 1625ip? When Ellie came to 1625ip, her life was unstable and she was unsure about home. She had recently been placed back with her family after a 7-month hospital admission despite tensions with her family and she feared that this was not a suitable place for her. However, at

JAZMINE’S STORY

Why did Jazmine need support from 1625ip? Jazmine faced challenges to her physical, mental, and emotional health from a very young age following traumatic experiences of rejection and instability in her home life. This led to difficulties in forming attachments with peers and trusted adults, which impacted Jazmine’s schooling significantly. During her early adolescent years,