Helen Hayes MP visits the Nest, Southwark’s mental health hub for young people

14 November 2022

This morning, the Nest welcomed Southwark MP, Helen Hayes MP. She was joined by the council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Refugees, Cllr Jasmine Ali.

They met with members of staff at the service’s drop-in centre in Peckham to discuss the mental health support provided to young people through the Nest, and the work the Nest have been doing in Southwark schools.

The Nest
The Nest

The Nest first launched in May 2020 to provide early intervention and prevention for emotional issues and low-level mental health concerns. The service is funded by the council, and run by the charity Groundwork London. Under the Youth New Deal, Southwark Council invested £200,000 to take the Nest service directly into schools to help ensure young people’s mental health and wellbeing needs are met, particularly considering the extra challenges caused by the pandemic. This service has been delivered since October 2021.

The Nest is a key component of the council’s commitment that 100 per cent of children and young people in Southwark have access to mental health support.

For more information about mental health support in Southwark for children and young people, call free on 020 8138 1805 or visit www.thenestsouthwark.org.uk

Page last updated: 14 November 2022

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