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Targeted Youth Advisers

The Essex Youth Service Targeted Team supports young people through individual and group work meetings. We work with schools and students to identify and overcome barriers in order to achieve their full potential.

We offer support through a school drop-in service or students being referred on an individual basis. This has been operating successfully through many schools in Essex, helping students:

  • Improve school attendance
  • Build emotional resilience and managing stress
  • Understand consequences of behaviour
  • Increase self-esteem and confidence
  • Improve relationships with peers and adults
  • Learn skills for overcoming personal challenges
  • Improve behaviour and management of emotions
  • Get careers information and support

Our programmes

We support development and learning through many different methods, specialising in effective and skilled support within individual meetings but also offering the opportunity to learn through group work facilitated by us.

Programmes can be created dependent on the needs of the students.

Feedback from young people, parents and schools shows that some of the most popular and successful group work includes:

GOALS for young people

A group motivational training programme which can significantly change thinking and behaviour by challenging existing beliefs and developing self-esteem and confidence. This course can change attitudes to education and training, giving young people self-belief, emotional resilience and determination to achieve for the future. Three full days training.


A programme for girls to build their body confidence and realise their potential for the future. This group programme is very popular in schools and can effectively change the way girls see themselves, recognising their strengths and raising their self esteem. Three six-hour sessions.

PSHE support sessions

These sessions give students the opportunity to explore and share ideas, identify barriers and challenges on a wide range of issues including healthy relationships, money matters, beating exam stress, employability skills and post-16 options, keeping safe and emotional wellbeing.

CXK First Steps and Step Up

A programme to support young people aged 14 to 18 at high risk of NEET and unlikely to achieve full potential without additional support.

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Call: 033303 22800