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Empowering and nurturing the community through accessible wellbeing support for young adults, children and families.

Supporting Southwark's mental wellbeing

Your mental well-being matters to us. Whether you’re a young person, a parent/carer, or an organisation/professional seeking support, we’ve got you covered. Let’s take this journey together.

From 1:1 therapy sessions to workshops in schools, we deliver various services. 

Informative Group Sessions

Art & Music Therapy

Whole Family Support

School Workshops

1:1 Therapy Sessions

Parenting Support

How do you really feel?

Your mental wellbeing matters to us. Whether you’re a young person, a parent/carer, or an organisation/professional seeking support, we’ve got you covered. Click on the one that best represents you and start your journey.

Visit our wellbeing hub in Peckham

This is our cosy and friendly wellbeing hub in Peckham, Southwark. If you want to talk, or just want to feel the cosiness, pop into our hub. Swipe to see our lovely space.

Discover our impact on young people's lives

Young Person, Age 17

“I managed to talk about things I’d never spoken to anyone about before and I’ve grown so much. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my therapist.”

Young Person, Age 21

“I achieved being able to talk openly during my sessions and get suggestions from my therapist rather than being told what to do.”

Young Person, Age 14

“I was able to express my emotions well. We used cards to and did activities like the Tree of Life which was particularly helpful to my growth.”

Frequently asked questions

How can The Nest help me?

Hello! At The Nest, we’re here for young people when they need support, and you can reach out to us directly – no need for a professional referral. We focus on early intervention and prevention for emotional challenges and mental health issues such as worries, anxieties, and stress. We offer creative and talking therapies, virtual resources and signposting, parent/carer workshops and peer-support

The Nest provides opportunities, experiences, and tools for young people and families to develop their physical, emotional, and social skills. We offer youth work, person-centred counselling, well-being practices, and traditional talking therapies through one-on-one sessions, group activities, virtual resources, and peer mentoring.

What do therapy sessions look like?

Therapy sessions at The Nest create a friendly and welcoming space where young people can explore their feelings and personal growth over 6 to 12 weekly sessions. Here’s what to expect:
 
Exciting Methods: We have different ways of doing therapy, such as art, drama, music, and talking with our person-centred and psychodynamic counsellors. These methods let you express your thoughts and feelings in creative and interactive ways.
 
Comfortable Atmosphere: Our sessions are warm and non-judgmental, making sure everyone feels at ease sharing their experiences.
 
Skilled Guides: Our therapists know what they are doing! Especially when it comes to working with different backgrounds. They’re there to offer support, guidance, and strategies that fit your age and situation.
 
Tailored Experience: Whether you’re a young person or a parent/carer, therapy is all about you. We customize it to your needs and preferences.
 
Privacy First: What you talk about in therapy stays between us, building trust and openness. The only time we might have to share something is if we’re worried about you or someone else.
 
Open Chat: Our therapists are all about listening to you. They want to hear what’s on your mind and make sure you have a say in how your therapy journey goes.

How do I know if I have a 'mental health problem'?

It’s great that you’re paying attention to your mental health.
Figuring out if something’s wrong with your wellbeing can be tricky. If you’ve noticed changes, like intense emotions, different behaviours, trouble sleeping, or finding it hard to focus, it might be a sign. Negative self-talk or physical symptoms, social isolation, or using substances can also be signals.
 
Remember, it’s normal to experience some of these things during life’s ups and downs. But if these signs stick around, get worse, or really mess with your daily life, it’s smart to talk to a trusted adult, counsellor, or mental health professional. They can help you figure out what’s going on and give you tips on how to handle it.

What happens when I make a referral/self referral?

Once we get your referral, we discuss it with the team during our weekly meetings on Thursdays. After this, someone from the team will get in touch with you by email or phone to let you know what the next steps are. 

Get in touch

Got a question? Contact us directly! We have a friendly and professional team who will be happy to answer your questions.

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