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Here's all of the activities you could get involved in with the Essex Youth Service!

Sisters in Strength

Sisters In Strength is a five week mentoring programme for girls and young women aged 10 – 18 years, who are at risk of entering into an abusive relationship, becoming a potential perpetrator within a relationship or are currently in an abusive relationship. It can be delivered on either a group work or 1:1 basis, depending on need.

Good Man

Good Man is a five week male mentoring programme for boys and young men aged 10 – 18 years, who are at risk of entering into abusive relationships in the future and/or are at current risk within an abusive relationship. It can be delivered on either a group work or 1:1 basis, depending on need.

Prison No Way

Prison No Way is a FREE interactive, practical and varied programme for young people who are at risk of entering criminality, being involved in it, as well as at risk of youth violence. It is currently delivered online to 10-18 year olds in partnership with Criminal Justice Service agencies.

Future Ready (Freddie)

Future Ready is a fully funded offer connecting Year 10-13 with a blend of wellbeing support and opportunities to consider their future post 16/18 plans.
· Are you in school Year 10-13 or do you have students in this age range?
· We are looking to support young people with levels of attendance below the expected average typical for them or their school
· We want to hear from young people electively educated at home or whose parents/carers are considering this
· Do you have young people identified as leaving school and at risk of becoming NEET when they leave school?

Virtual DofE

Do you know a 13-24 year old who wants to do something fun and meaningful? They can sign-up to our virtual Duke of Edinburgh's Award with all sessions being carried out online!

Participants will start their physical, skill and volunteering sections immediately. All sections can be safely carried out by the individual at home. With the practical expedition section being completed at a later date.

This is open to 13+ for the bronze award, 14+ for the silver award and 16+ for the gold award.

Plan B

Are you aged between 16 and 24 and not in college, work or training? If so, we can help you gain the skills you need for an apprenticeship or a job.

Plan B is a 10-week programme that maximises your potential and prepares you for the future. It runs three days a week and can be done at centres across Essex.

This will be delivered online and so you can take part from home. The next courses start in February so act fast.

The YEA elections 20/21

The Young Essex Assembly (YEA) is the elected youth council for Essex and is supported by Essex Youth Service.

We are currently looking for young people across Essex to stand for the YEA.

What does the YEA do?

The YEA review priorities and consult with young people as well as campaigning to make a positive difference for young people in Essex. The YEA isn’t just about making sure that young people have a voice and are listened to but it also enables the members to grow their confidence and support their personal and social development.

Who can stand for election?

• The minimum age to join the YEA is 11 years old and attending secondary school.
• The maximum age to join the YEA is 19 years, or up to 25 years old with SEND.
• You must either live, work or study in the district you wish to represent.

How do young people stand for election?

Young people can request an information pack and application form by emailing or download the forms 1 and 2. The closing date for applications is Friday 5th February 2021. All applicants will then be invited to a Husting’s day in their local area during February half term, where they will write their statement to go on the ballots. Voting will take place from Monday 12th April to Friday 30th April 2021. The results will be announced at local Declaration events between Monday 10th May to Friday 21st May 2021. If a young person is unsuccessful in the elections, they are still able to participate within the YEA as a Youth Voice Champion.

Get Involved

To sign up or make a referral, please click on the relevant programme above. For any other enquiries please email

Reporting for Track and Trace.

If you test positive for Covid 19 through a LFT or PCR test or are showing symptoms and you have attended a youth service activity, please contact

Stating the date, venue and activity you attended.