We provide advice and guidance to children and young people struggling with emotional upset, anxiety, low confidence or anger issues 

Who is this service available to?

We offer a range of services for children and young people aged 10 up to 18 who may be at risk from harm by providing information, advice and guidance on issues that can affect their mental health.

What support does the service provide?

  • Stand by engages with young people through art, craft and different types of therapy, including hypnotherapy, encouraging them to learn positive coping strategies and building resilience. Hypnotherapy gives the young people mental focus in order for them to be proactive in making positive changes in their lives.
  • Family mediation – a long-standing service which helps parents that are struggling to understand their children. Mediation compliments many of the other WAVES services by improving family communication.
  • Pacific waves provides support through group work and one-to-one counselling, to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Recovery toolkit part of Pacific Waves, this is an eight-week programme of weekly sessions for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Loves me, loves me not part of Pacific Waves, this shows 12-16 year olds what healthy relationships, family relationships, internet communication and self-esteem is like.
  • You and me mum part of Pacific Waves, this is a 10-week course for mothers, which focusses on how domestic abuse affects children.
  • Brainwaves is a monthly creative weekend drop in for families already using the Waves services.
  • Dorset Families Matter provides a key worker to a family and identifies services to suit their need. For more information visit the Dorset council website.

How to access this service

If you would like to find out more about our services please contact us:

Area manager - Racheal Fraiz Brown


52 St Mary Street
Weymouth DT4 8BJ
United Kingdom
Phone 01305 768 768
50° 36' 38.016" N, 2° 27' 14.0544" W