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 provide uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques and goal-setting to build up emotional wellbeing and resilience in young people and their families.

Who are we?

Pendo Mtonga

Hi! I’m Pendo Mtonga and I am a Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) at YMCA Exeter. My favourite hobby is baking, and I like watching food channels and following their recipes. This makes me feel so relaxed. I also love watching Marvel films!

Maxie Celliers

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!

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?

The sessions would usually be face to face, however, due to the current circumstances during the Covid-19 outbreak, all sessions will be held via video call or phone. Between session tasks are set with your CWP to support you in achieving your goals outside of the sessions.

Make a referral

To speak to someone on our CWP team or to ask questions about the service we offer please contact us by calling 01392 410530 or emailing wellbeing@ymcaexeter.org.uk. Please be aware from Friday 18th December until early January our service will be temporarily closed to all new referrals however you can still contact us and we will get back to you in the new year. 

If you would like to continue with a self-referral please select the option below.