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 aim to raise awareness of emotional health and wellbeing by providing support for young people aged 13-19 across East Surrey in a positive way.

As a group of young people, we work together to:

  • promote awareness and combat stigma
  • offer peer education and support for friends, family and partners
  • signpost to external services
  • build friendships

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WAVES sessions

We are currently running both online and in-person sessions providing a safe space for young people 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, combat stigma and 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

Find out more

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

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

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