A brand-new well-being showcase is coming to Wyre Forest to help support young people.

Parents and carers will be able to access a wide range of mental and physical support and advice at the event being held at Wolverley Memorial Hall on Tuesday, November 21 from 9am to 12pm.

Advice will be available for young people with depression, anxiety, weight concerns, experiencing bereavement or who are fearful to attend school.

Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for housing, health and wellbeing, councillor Ian Hardiman, said: “This new showcase was organised through the hard work of the Council’s Community Builders and partner organisations.

“It is a much-needed wealth of information and support for those caring for the young people of our district.”

The showcase has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council in collaboration with the Starting Well Partnership and Barnardo’s.

There will be more than 15 agencies at the event including Nightstop, KDYT counselling service, Simply Limitless, School Nurses, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), KEMP Bereavement and the council’s financial inclusion team.

The event also recognises the work of local support charity Reach Out, which has recently celebrated its ninth birthday and provides one-to-one support, group workshops and therapeutic services to children and young adults with emotional conditions like stress.

Councillor Hardiman added: “The pressures that young people face are high, and it is vital that parents and carers know where to find the right guidance and support to help their children grow and succeed into adulthood.”

Crochet expert Ellie Hooper, from Ellie’s Little Gems, will also be on hand to offer free basic crocheting lessons to parents and carers to promote mindfulness.

The event is free to attend with refreshments available and no booking required.

Those who cannot attend but need support can contact the council’s Community Builder by emailing elaine.halford-bishop@wyreforestdc.gov.uk or the Starting Well Partnership team on admin.wyreforest@barnardos.org.uk

Anyone interested in volunteering with Reach Out should visit www.reachoutwyreforest.co.uk/