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Making Waves

Making Waves is a radio and music programme of well-being support, personal development, skills and work experience for 60 vulnerable and at risk young people in Torbay aged 11-25.

These sessions are delivered at our Ocean Youth Studio in Paignton, with some outreach sessions delivered from our Boom Bus and at partners’ venues. Through our local partners such as Torbay Youth Trust, Devon Music Hub, Brunel Academy, Integrated Youth Support Service, we seek recruit young people who are struggling with loneliness and isolation and/or poor mental health. They receive one to one and small group therapeutic support and music/radio skills development, training and work experience using a trauma-informed approach. These young people have joined the social action community at Ocean Youth and be encouraged to produce podcasts, music and/or live broadcasts promoting mental health to young listeners across the bay. 

Aims:

  • Develop young people's creativity
  • Support young people's mental health
  • Reduce social isolation and loneliness in young people in Torbay
  • Develop confidence, skills and aspirations

Key Partners

Funders