About our groups
We provide a range of groups for 7-18 year olds staffed by a CYP Support Worker and a Group Facilitator.
Groups provide you with a safe space to share your feelings and experiences with others, and build your skills, confidence and self-esteem, hearing from other young people what has helped them when experiencing similar emotions.
Groups will be provided digitally through free online platforms including Skype and Zoom.
Lumi Nova Group (only for those using Lumi Nova): 7-12 year olds
This group is for 7-12 year olds who are using the Lumi Nova app to support your wellbeing. It is a space to meet other young people, as well as to share their progress through the game, giving any hints and tips to support one another.
CYP Peer Support Group: 13+
This group will give 13-18 year olds a space to meet other young people, building your social connections, whilst improving your understanding and awareness of emotional wellbeing and coping strategies.
I feel like I have learnt different breathing techniques to help manage my anxiety. Feel like I have really benefitted being around other people and learning from others and what helps them
The groups have a planned structure covering a number of topics. You can join the groups and attend regularly or you can come along when you see a topic that is relevant to you.
- Anxiety and Fears
- Understanding Emotions
- Self Esteem
- Using Creativity for Wellbeing
- Support Networks
- Building Resilience and Coping Strategies
- Exam Stress and Future Planning (aspirations)
As part of these groups, the facilitators will also hold some activities. Examples include:
- Breathing exercises
- Relaxation and meditation exercises
- Individual worksheets that are aligned with your personal goals
- Creative activities including art, film, music, photography, literature
- Building a self care toolkit
I like being able to talk to others who are struggling with their anxiety. I liked the different activities and how varied they were. I liked it being online as it was more accessible for me and my anxiety.