Coronavirus Update – 17th March
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, we are temporarily suspending all of our face-to-face support. If you attend any of our support groups, we will be in touch with you to ensure we can provide alternative support.
In the meantime, please keep checking our social media channels and website for updates and if you need support, please visit the No Limits Advice Centre, phone 02380 224 224, email [email protected] or start a web chat on our website.
No Limits run a number of different groups which are designed to help you gain practical support with your emotional health and well-being in a group atmosphere, as well as groups that can help to support you in your circumstances, whether you have a parent who misuses substances, or you have a learning disability, we’re here for you.
Our support groups include:
Safe House is a weekly peer support group for young people aged 16-25 who have lived experiences of mental health. The sessions give you an opportunity to make friends with other young people who are in a similar situation to yourself.
Safe House works on a supportive peer mentor model of working. It may be social, emotional or practical support but importantly this support is mutually offered and reciprocal, allowing peers to benefit from the support whether they are giving or receiving it.
Through joining the group you will be offered the opportunity to become a peer mentor and participate in our peer mentor training. However, if you just want to join the group to have fun, get support and meet like-minded young people, this is the group for you.
When and where: Safe House meet every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm in a safe location in central Southampton.
Teen Safe House
Our Teen Safe House project is a support group for young people aged 13 to 19 suffering from confidence or anxiety issues. This can be anything from feeling different, invisible, misunderstood, hearing voices, depressed, struggling to cope, lonely, wanting to hurt yourself, stressed, anxious.
The group meets every Wednesday 5.30pm to 7.30pm in a safe Southampton city centre location and is a great way to make new friends and talk about things that really matter to you. There are plenty of activities to take part in like cooking, arts and crafts, games, music, a variety of workshops and even trips out. Plus there’s lots of magazines to read and people to chat too.
The staff at Teen Safe House are very friendly and will help you get involved with the group in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you. There is currently no waiting list to join the Teen Safe House so if you’d like one of our friendly staff to meet with you to explain more, please get in touch.
When and where: Teen Safe House meet
Emotional Resilience is an 8 week group that runs with a weeks break in the middle, split into groups for over and under 17 years old.
This group covers understanding and identifying emotions, the physical effects of anger and anxiety, triggers, self-awareness and self-esteem. The second half of this group allows young people to choose a little more of what they want to cover so that the programme can adapt to fit the needs of those attending. This is a closed group and attendance is expected at all sessions.
When and where:
For young people aged 11-16: referrals are currently closed for this group, come back soon for an update.
For young people aged 17-25: referrals are currently closed for this group, come back soon for an update.
Our Women’s Group is for young women aged 18-25 who may want a little extra support, to make new friends, the opportunity to meet and hear from inspiring women.
What happens at Women’s Group?
We are very flexible and work according to the groups needs. Some of the activities you can expect during the sessions are:
- Pamper sessions
- Increasing self esteem
- Meeting women of inspiration
- Quiz nights
- Life skills, such as budgeting and cooking
Working alongside The Prince’s Trust, Youth Affinity offers young people completing the Fairbridge programme ongoing mental health support through a programme of peer support, emotional first aid, workshops and one to one support that can be accessed in a bespoke way by each young person. The support groups supports young people to increase their confidence, gain new skills and be able to achieve their goals.
When are where: Youth Infinity runs every Thursday from xx-xxpm. To join the support group, visit the Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme.
Space 4 U
Please note that Space 4U will continue to be available during the coronavirus outbreak. You can phone 02380 224 224 or email [email protected]
Space 4U is a support service for young people under the age of 25 in Southampton and aged 11-17 on the Isle of Wight who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and who need access to instant emotional and practical support.
We offer weekly open-access sessions for you to talk to someone in confidence about anything you may be going through. Our workers will support you in a safe space, help you to make positive changes with your mental health and well-being, as well as signpost you to other sources of support.
Sessions include activities such as art and crafts, mindfulness, games, coping techniques as well as access to one-to-one support. Details of when and where the sessions take place are:
Every Wednesday from 5-7pm at the No Limits Advice Centre.
Isle of Wight
Every Monday from 6-8:30pm at East Newport Family Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, PO30 2AX.
Every Wednesday from 6-8:30pm at Sandown Family Centre, 98 The Fairway, Sandown, PO36 9EQ.
Time4U are support groups for young people aged 8-12 and 11-18 with a learning disability and whose parents/carers are registered and have a MaxCard+ (register through the Buzz Network).
We run weekly sessions for young people aged 8-12 and 11-18 in a central location, providing the opportunity for you to meet with likeminded young people, make friends, have fun and talk about things that are important to you.
Sessions are fun and full of activities to take part in, such as cooking, playing games, watching films, arts and crafts, and trips out too. The support groups are also a safe place to talk about any issues you may be facing, whether that’s to do with online safety, self-esteem and confidence, relationships or your emotional health and well-being.
The staff at Time4U are very friendly and will help you get involved with the group in a way that feels safe and comfortable for you. We regularly ask the groups for details of things that they like to do and try to include as many of these activities as possible. If you’d like one of our friendly staff to meet with you to explain more, please get in touch.
COSMO (children of substance misusing others) is a support group for children and young people aged 11-18 who are affected by the substance use of their friends or family. The group offers a safe space for you to relax, have fun and meet other young people going through similar experiences.
COSMO runs during school holidays and sessions are full of activities to take part in, such as arts and crafts, sport, cooking, theatre, music and day trips out.
New ways to cope
I’ve learnt new ways of coping. I’ll carry on being me but change the way I handle some things… I’m using the techniques I learned to help my anger.
young people attended one of our groups last year
sessions of Teen Safe House held - a weekly group for teenagers with anxiety
groups held for young carers
Mahlia (not her real name) is seeking asylum in Britain. She was alone, had no friends and was feeling very low when she was referred to No Limits by her Supported Lodgings Host. She joined a young care leavers group at No Limits and now attends this group every week. Through this she’s taken part in several skills courses and residentials. Her case worker has attended college interviews with her and sourced extra support sessions for Maths. Mahlia is now more confident and happy, she has made friends, started college and begun a voluntary job.