WEB provides a range of ‘in-house & community training’ to young people; working with primary, secondary and Wirral hospital schools. The ultimate aim of all our training is to increase confidence, self esteem, communication skills, anger management and coping skills that supports young people to develop into happy and well adjusted adults who achieve in life.
WEB’s Youth Services are located within Gautby Road Play & Community Centre in Birkenhead and are run by a friendly team of staff and volunteers. We offer three main services for children from age 9 upwards including:
WEB’s Young Women’s Group Service
This is a service for girls aged 9-18 and operates on a Wednesday evening at the following times: Our junior group runs 4pm – 6pm (age 9-12), and our young women's group runs 7pm-9pm (age 13-18). Click here for more information.
WEB’s Young Boys' Group Service
This is a service for boys aged 9-15 and operates on a Monday evening at the following times: 4.30pm-6.30pm. Click here for more information.
All groups provide activities and opportunities much the same as any other youth groups however, our services specifically focus on building confidence and self-esteem. All activities are coordinated by trained staff and volunteers who are there to act as positive role models for the children and young people who visit WEB. WEB provides a safe, confidential space for young people to have fun, make friends and explore their potential.
Young People's Counselling and Listening Service
WEB offers counselling to young people aged 11-18. We also offer our listening service which gives young people an opportunity to speak to someone about what might be going on for them at the time, without fear of judgement or advice giving.
If you are interested in finding out more about any of our youth services, please call the centre on 0151 653 3771 or click here to complete a referral form.
WEB also offers confidence and self-esteem training for young people and takes referrals for this from within our 3 existing groups named above and counselling waiting lists.
The People Tree Project - a young people's trauma programme.
The People Tree Project is facilitated by a very experienced and qualified therapist who has been trained in specific trauma work and supported by an experienced member of staff who has vast experience of working with young people. The program is therapeutic and uses mediums such as sand play, art therapy, music and meditation etc to undertake the program with the young people to support them to overcome barriers potentially related to trauma.
WEB's Training Background
All of WEB’s training programmes have been designed and developed based on a range of coaching; NLP (neuro linguistic programming) techniques that support positive changes; and we take our inspiration from a range of ‘life improvement’ authors that include: Louise Hay, David Hamiliton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Sonia Choquette, Tony Robbins, Florence Schovel Shimm to name but a few. All of WEB’s training facilitators have been trained to use a range of therapeutic arts and craft techniques including pottery and sandplay and are trained to Cert Ed & Training Level 3 as an absolute minimum.
WEB is a fully trained and licensed provider of ‘Heal Your Life’ workshops: License Number:TEC201610183738, based on the works of Louise Hay-‘You Can Heal Your Life’.
WEB has had several independent evaluations of it’s training service from John Moore’s University. The most recent research into the benefits of WEB’s Pathways 2M Powerment Programme completed by Bridle S. (2015) BA Criminology & Sociology found the following:
‘The findings of my research showed extremely positive results, both staff and volunteers and service users reported the positive impacts the programme had had for them with not much room for improvement’.