This is What we do

Schools

1 in 10 children and young people experience a mental health issue at any one time

We work with schools, as an integral part of their pastoral system, providing professional Mental Health First Aid trained Youth Workers to build long-term relationships and walk alongside young people in their life’s journey. Some of this work is preventative, but much is responding to the growing level of wellbeing and mental health needs amongst young people.

We provide essential space

Matrix provide an essential space that’s not school and not parents – it’s a safe space where young people know there are people that will get alongside them… Jack Mayhew, Head of Guildford County School

What we do in Schools

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1:1We offer one-to-one support
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Drop-in and after school cafeOpen access sessions
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Social & Emotional wellbeing coursesWe run social & emotional wellbeing courses
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Wellbeing CouncilWe host a Wellbeing Council
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WorkshopsWe run a variety of different workshops
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PSHE lessonsWe take PSHE lessons
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AssembliesSchool Assemblies
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Prayer SpacesWe can run Prayer Spaces

As professionals, we know that our most vulnerable students can access direct intervention which impacts those young people’s ability to succeed at school. Rob Giles, Assistant Headteacher, George Abbot

Community

10% of children in Surrey live in poverty – (Community Foundation for Surrey, 2017)

We support young people directly in their own communities – many young people don’t have the means or confidence to go far from home. We provide positive activities and safe spaces in a variety of communities across Guildford Borough, while seeking to increase access to a wider range of opportunities that might otherwise might be out of reach for young people.

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In partnership with:

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Our Youth Clubs

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Bellfields

St Peter’s Church, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NP

Friday’s 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Bushy Hill

Merrow Methodist Church, Bushy Hill Drive, Guildford GU1 2SH

Thursday’s 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Albury

Albury Village Hall, The Street, Albury, Guildford, Surrey GU5 9AD

Friday’s 7:45pm – 9:15pm

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East & West Horsley

Kingston Avenue, East Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6QT

Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm

are you ready
to take action?

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Ready For Action is back over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend with the usual mix of a rubbish clearing, tidying gardens and getting muddy! Every year we have lots of fun together clearing overgrown gardens that are unsafe for children, or just unusable for vulnerable residents, making a huge difference to the lives of many families in the area.

Last year, one very grateful mother told us that after the R4A team had spent just a few hours clearing her garden, she was now looking forward her children being able to play safely outside again. In total we helped over 100 individuals and cleared nearly 10 tonnes of waste.

Why don’t you come and join the 150+ volunteers who help every year?

To apply to the team you need to register here and select the appropriate form for you. Ready 4 Action is suitable for anyone who is able to pull up weeds, or put rubbish in bags, and you can register as an individual or as a team. You must be over the age of 12 to take part and under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Applications

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