WAVES is a youth group with a difference. We recognise that it isn’t always easy to talk about your emotional and mental wellbeing. Fear about what others might say or not being taken seriously can often stop people from speaking out.

The reality is that you are not alone! One in 5 young people experiences symptoms of anxiety, depression and issues with their body confidence and one in 10 has a diagnosable mental health issue.

We provide a safe and informal environment for young people aged between 13-19 where you can:

  • Talk about mental health with staff and other young people
  • Learn about and explore different coping strategies
  • Find out more information about mental health support
  • Take part in group activities that promote good mental health.

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WAVES sessions

We are currently running online and in-person sessions providing a safe space for young people aged between 13-19 who are experiencing or have experienced emotional health difficulties. Our sessions give you a chance to talk in complete confidence to others with similar experiences, take part in activities, as well as build friendships and support networks with others.

Mondays | Reigate
15:45-17:15 (term-time only)
YMCA Sovereign Centre, Slipshatch Road, Reigate, RH2 8HA

Tuesdays | Online (Zoom)

Wednesdays | Online (Zoom)

Thursdays | Horley
15:45-17:15 (term-time only)
YMCA Horley Young People and Family Centre, The Old Fire Station, Albert Road, Horley, RH6 7JA

Fridays | Redhill
15:45-17:15 (term-time only)
Christ Central (side entrance), 3 London Road, Redhill, RH1 1LY

“I have never been to a youth club group before outside of school because I never felt I fitted. WAVES is perfect for me. I have made new friends who I know will support me and have learnt a lot.”

Find out more

If you would like to find out more or would like to join WAVES, please contact Ella Sowton.

T 01737 222859
E ella.sowton@ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk

YMCA Sovereign Centre, Slipshatch Road, Reigate, RH2 8HA