Group work isn’t for everyone and WAVE runs a bespoke befriending service tailored to the needs of individuals. Young people can benefit from mentoring, life coaching, personal development opportunities, increased self-confidence, skills development and support as they learn to live with their trauma.

About the Service

When a young person goes through a traumatic experience, they might need a little extra support from someone outside of their family. Group work isn’t for everyone and sometimes people need more focused, specific help on a one-to-one basis.

WAVE runs a bespoke befriending service which provides young people with support tailored to their individual needs. A staff member who is experienced in trauma and life coaching can enable young people to increase their own strength and resilience, improve self-confidence, process their traumatic experiences and be empowered to navigate their way through life’s obstacles.

WAVE’s Youth Befriender can help young people to set goals and improve attainment, develop skills, find education and employment opportunities, integrate into community and even change their behaviour and attitudes. Young people can improve their confidence and self-esteem and build relationships with their peers.

Simply having someone who they can trust and who will listen to them, can make a massive difference to a young person who is struggling.

The Befriending process is steered by the young person to make them feel as comfortable as possible and WAVE has no agenda when it comes to Befriending. A young person can meet whenever, wherever, and however often they wish and they can end the relationship at any time.

Contact Us

If you think that you, or someone you know, could benefit from Youth Befriending and has been affected by the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, contact Simon Taylor on 028 9077 9922 or 07841 776 614 or complete the form below: