What is the service?

As the Covid-19 pandemic sees rise in fear of long-term mental health impact on children and young people, we are calling on parents and carers to not face this alone.

Our team of Wellbeing Practitioners use CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques and goal-setting to build up emotional wellbeing and resilience in young people and their families.

Who are we?

Hello, I’m Maxie! I have always lived in Devon and I am a CWP.

I enjoy spending time at the beach with my dog and seeing my family. I love going out to eat with friends and my favourite thing to cook at home is pancakes and cheese fondue… but not together!

Hi, I’m Alice and I am a Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People.

I love being by the sea (and swimming in it!), walking my dog in beautiful places and practicing yoga. I also love any plans that involve food – nachos are my favourite!

Hi, I’m Jane and I am a Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People (in training) at YMCA Exeter.

I enjoy riding my new push bike, swimming and watching Korean dramas on Netflix. I also enjoy going to dance workshops, gigs and music festivals.

Hi, I’m Stephanie, a Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People (In Training).

I’m a dog lover with a Bichon Frise back home in Hong Kong! In my free time, I enjoy exploring the Devon countryside. When it is too cold, I will be curled up on the couch with the telly on. I am also a big foodie, with my favourite food being sushi!

Hi I’m Letitia and I am a Trainee High-Intensity CBT Practitioner for Children and Young People. I am a trained counsellor (level 4 diploma in Counselling and BSc (Hons) in Pyschology) and have worked in mental health for many years. I find it rewarding to help people understand themselves and move forward. Outside of work I love spending time by the sea and being with family!

What difficulties can we help with?

The infographic shows the sorts of things you might be experiencing that we can support with. We will also create goals that are driven by you and our sessions will be structured to support you in reaching these goals.

What do the sessions look like?

We provide either face-to-face sessions at our offices in central Exeter or remote sessions via Zoom. Between sessions, tasks are set with your CWP to support you in achieving your goals outside of the sessions. We can either work directly with the young person or with the parent.

Make a referral

Our service is now open to professional, parent and self-referrals. Please see below for our referral forms.

If you have any questions about our service, please call 01392 410530 or email wellbeing@ymcaexeter.org.uk and a member of our team will be in touch.

Please feel free to click on the ‘resources’ tab below to use our new self-help leaflets created by our Wellbeing Team.