4YP Gwent

We work across the county of Gwent offering support to young people between the ages of 14 and 18 who are experiencing challenges with their mental health.

What is 4YP in Gwent?

We cover the five local authority areas in the Gwent region; Caerphilly, Newport, Torfaen, Monmouthshire
and Blaenau Gwent.

Our peer support groups give young people a chance to share their experiences with others who may be facing similar challenges, and to learn new strategies to promote their wellbeing. They decide what areas of wellbeing they want to discuss and how much they want to share.

It’s important for young people to know that whatever they’re facing, they’re not alone or isolated. Anyone taking part will also have the opportunity to train to become a Recovery Champion and Volunteer Peer Mentor.

What we offer

10 Week State of Mind Programme:

Working over 10 weeks, we explore a different topic each week which will help promote young people’s wellbeing and autonomy.

The 10 sessions include: mindfulness, keeping active, nurturing friendships, healthy living, positive thinking, reaching out, helping others, being organised, healthy sleeping habits and setting realistic and achievable goals.

Peer support groups:

Peer support groups offer weekly meet-ups facilitated by a member of the team and one of our trained peer mentors. These are organised in a relaxed and welcoming environment where young people can feel safe, be their real self  and have their own voice.

What sort of topics do the workshops cover?

  • Mental health awareness
  • Managing emotions
  • Self-esteem & self-love
  • Self-care strategies
  • Mindfulness
  • Stress
  • Healthy sleeping
  • Finding your voice
  • Setting realistic goals and ambitions
  • Healthy relationships and friendships

As part of this project we offer opportunities to become Recovery Champions and Volunteer Support Workers.

Who is this for?

For professionals
Request for support from professionals for a young person can be made using this referral form. Referrals area also accepted through the SPACE Wellbeing Panel.

For young people
Young people can access the project directly by using this self-referral form.

E: youngpeople@platfform.org
T: 01656 647722 / 07436 139075

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