Programme manager: Roy Koerner
Waves offers advice and guidance to children and young people up to the age of 20, and keeps those who may be at risk safe from harm.
Our team, which includes volunteers, works with young people in a variety of ways:
Information, advice and guidance is offered on issues such as relationship difficulties, problems at home, bullying, drug and alcohol issues, applying for benefits and finding safe accommodation. We also provide a confidential condom service. There is access to a shower, washing machine, telephone and internet service.
Family mediation can help if there are difficulties with relationships at home. Each member of the family is listened to and helped to work together to understand each other and to find solutions for moving forward. Our parenting advisors work with parents, carers and young people, usually within the home, offering advice and support during difficult times.
Stand By is a period of consistent support, used to guide a young person through a difficult time and helping them to find out what services would be most useful for them.