They help families to navigate the choices available and engage with services. Children, young people and families can interact with the Community Wellbeing Team in person at a wide range of community settings, or virtually (by phone or computer).
The Community Wellbeing Team also build networks with and develop training and support for adults who work with children and young people (such as school lunch monitors, youth group and sports club leaders). This enables them to have supportive conversations and know how to help children and young people and where to take or direct them.
The Community Wellbeing Team is made from SWP partners: Matrix, YMCA, Barnardo's, Learning Space, Eikon and National Autistic Society.
National Autistic Society also offer Community Wellbeing Team support specifically for families of children with autism (Autism Spectrum Condition), focusing on the 16+ age group.
- There are two wellbeing team members in each borough
- The team works with 8 to 18 year olds within the community undertaking both one-to-one and group work
- This Is a needs-led service in which young people identify the outcomes they wish to achieve and work with their wellbeing worker to achieve this
- There is no set time limit on work, it is at the child's place
- The service covers a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, self harm, eating disorders and isolation.
The National Autistic Society also offers Community Wellbeing Team support specifically for families of children with ASC, focusing on the 16+ age group.
Partners and Contact Information
- Barnardo’s - covering Spelthorne, Waverley, Surrey Heath and Woking - email CWT@barnardos.org.uk
- YMCA East Surrey - covering Epsom & Ewell, Tandridge, Reigate & Banstead community - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eikon - covering Runnymede & Elmbridge - email email@example.com
- Learning Space - covering Epsom, Banstead, Leatherhead, Dorking, Redhill & Tadworth - email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matrix - covering Guildford - email email@example.com
- National Autistic Society, 01483 521743 email firstname.lastname@example.org