‘A Safe Place to get support when I am feeling distressed and worried about how I am feeling’
The CYP Haven is a safe space for children and young people aged 10-18 where you can talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.
At each of the CYP Havens you will need to ‘buzz in’ (press an intercom button or a doorbell) to enter. A member of the team will let you in to a very child and young person friendly space inside. There are lots of spaces to sit down and have a confidential chat or to sit in a group for crafts etc. There are facilities for you to get a drink too if you would like one!
You don’t have to call first or book an appointment, you can simply turn up during our opening times.
When you arrive, you will be let in by a member of staff who works there, who will welcome you and make sure you feel comfortable. They will listen to you and take time to understand what is going on for you, and they will try and help you.
They can help you through talking about what the issue is, and find ways to ensure you get the right information. They may be able to help you access the right service. It may be that all you need is a space to relieve some of your anxieties and get advice on coping mechanisms. The staff are there to listen and to try to find ways to make your situation better.
G Live in Guildford is hosting a Wellness day which will feature a wide variety of workshops addressing mental health issues. There is a whole days programme dedicated to mental health in teenagers. There will also be lots of signposting to local services and sources of support for teenagers and their parents. Tickets can be bought here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellness-day-tickets-54542682632
This is what young people say about us
Published in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust Staff Bulletin…
Team of the Week – CYP Haven in Guildford
“The CYP Haven has given me courage to carry on and has allowed me to have access to a larger network of professionals it allows me to have the support that I need by giving me a space where I can speak openly about my feelings as well as get away from what is bothering me for a while. It’s a nice building with lots of things to do however if you don’t want to do anything that’s ok too.
The team at CYP Haven are very supportive and I feel I can talk to them about anything without the worry of being judged. It is a quiet place where you can clear your head and think about everything that is going on. I have come a long way with the help of CYP Haven and other professionals and I don’t think I would be able to do this without the support I have received.
I would say to anyone in crisis that it is okay to reach out and ask for support and the CYP Haven is a good place to get it from and I only wish that there were more things like this around. I truly believe that the help and support the team at CYP Haven can offer has the potential to make a big impact on someone’s life and can even be life changing.”
Patient, Advice and Liaison Service
CYP Haven wins the Gold Care Award for Partnership
The CYP Haven is a safe space where you can talk about worries and mental health in a confidential and friendly, supportive environment. It’s also where you can have your voice heard! If you need someone to advocate for you about an issue you are having, why not speak to our Children’s Rights Worker? They can help you!