What is the service?

Our psychological wellbeing service is for 5-18 year olds and we offer support and intervention for low-mood, anxiety, and behavioural difficulties. 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.

How to make a referral

If you would like to make a referral on behalf of a young person you know, please complete the parents/professionals form. If you would like to make a referral for yourself, please complete our contact form below.

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.