Youth W. Additional Needs

The Wave

The Wave Project is a surf therapy charity that works with young people aged 8-18. We deliver an evidence based mental health intervention to young people referred to us by professionals after being identified as being at risk of isolation or poor mental health. This can be for numerous reasons, but examples may be parental drug misuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, bereavement, a breakdown of the family home or bullying.

Families First Groupwork

Volunteers who work with children and young people in a group work setting could be involved in a number of ways ranging from youth groups, holiday activities to schools work. The purpose of our group activities is to create opportunities for children to work and socialise together in a positive way. We work with children and young people to develop their skills in team building, communication, sharing and addressing their worries in a constructive way. If you like to be part of a team and work with others, this could be a role for you.

Families First- Befriending

BEFRIENDING: Befrienders work with us to support children and young people on a one-to-one basis. The type of support provided depends on what has been agreed with the child, their primary carers and other agencies in terms of need and the child’s goals. This support usually takes place after school in the Rose Lane Centre. You need to have a genuine interest in promoting the children and young people’s right and well-being. We are looking for caring people who are good listeners and have interests in activities such as sports, arts and crafts, cooking, playing games, going for walks and hanging out!

Families First- Family Support

Family support is based on supporting the adults involved in a child’s life; again we can do this through one-to-one and group work activities. We usually support the adult to achieve the goals they have set. Our Parents and Carers group (PaCs) is an excellent platform for peer support and the sharing of ideas and experiences. We welcome enquiries from volunteers who have skills in, or would like to develop their skills in supporting adults