Wired Therapy

Community Hero in the Spotlight, February 2024

Wired Therapy was founded by Liz Edge in 2018 as a response to the growing need for 11-25 year olds to have easier access to high-quality mental health support. They support the mental health and wellbeing of young people across Dorset through a creative, youth centred approach.

Many referrals to the service are for young people who haven’t been able to access other mental health support as they don’t meet the criteria, or are concerned about the waiting times to be seen.

Anyone who contacts Wired Therapy for support can request a ‘call back’ within around 48 hours and is usually seen within 10 – 14 days.

Wired Therapy’s 1-1 sessions take place with young people at their welcoming space in Ashley Cross, Poole. The therapy includes a range of techniques to best meet the needs of each individual young person.

Some may prefer Counselling, which is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to people and helping them find ways to deal with emotional issues.

For other young people the best way forwards is through Psychotherapy, which is also a talking therapy. Psychotherapy recognises the lasting impact of trauma. This is when stressful events that are experienced or witnessed make people feel unsafe, helpless or vulnerable. Young people work with a therapist to think about what has happened to them, not what is wrong with them. 

Another type of support used is Dramatherapy, where stories, puppetry, improvisation and other arts can be used to enable the young people to explore difficult and painful life experiences.

Wired Therapy use whichever type of support is most appropriate for young people, blended with youth work principles.

Please share their information with families and young people you support so they can get in touch via:

Email: hello@wiredtherapy.co.uk, Call: 01202 149011 202 149011, Website: https://www.wiredtherapy.co.uk/

Meet Liz in person at Ashley Cross Library, Parkstone on Tuesday 6th February from 5pm – 6.30pm. She’ll be there waiting for anyone needing support for 11 – 25 year olds. Drop-in and say hello!

As well as supporting the mental health and wellbeing of 11- 25 year olds in the BCP Council area, Wired Therapy host a network for other Youth Mental Health workers to come together and support each other. The first of these ‘Let’s Connect’ networks for 2024 was in Ashley Cross at the end of January and provided space for youth workers to share, learn and build a community of like-minded professionals.

Liz, Founder of Wired Therapy said:

‘It was heartwarming to see the Little Red Roaster full of passionate therapists wanting to work together and truly support the mental health of young people in our BCP community.’

Youth Mental Health workers are welcome to contact Liz to find out more and please share Wired Therapy’s contact info with families and young people you support so they can get in touch, via

Email: hello@wiredtherapy.co.uk

Call: 01202 149011

Website: https://www.wiredtherapy.co.uk/