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The UK's at home, but The Essex Youth Service is Open!

We will be running online activities for you via Zoom. You can access Zoom from the internet or you can download the Zoom app.

These online activities are for young people aged 13-19 years, or up to 25 with additional needs (some activity age ranges may differ where stated). Each session will last approximately 45 minutes. You can apply for any session, however, for those with a star you will need to email in to enquire about joining this group as there may be criteria for your attendance.

We look forward to hearing from you and please tell us what you think about our online activities.

How to book onto a zoom session

To book your place, please contact with:

  • Full name and age
  • Which club/project you usually attend and/or which professional told you about our programme of activities
  • Name date and time of session
  • Your email address for us to send you the meeting ID number

Once you are booked on, you will receive an email with a link to your session.

Any bookings made outside normal office working hours will be dealt with the next working day.

Please note, by booking a place, you are giving your consent to share any interactions you use during the online session with other participants, eg. video streaming and audio content. You have the option of turning off your camera and microphone if you wish.

Full Timetable

Easter Holiday Programme from Monday 29th March - Friday 9th April

This Easter we have over 150 FREE and exciting youth work sessions happening which you can get involved in. Take a look at the full range of opportunities by clicking the link here! To book a place, simply follow the instructions above! The activities range from First aid, quizzes, employment skills, and face to face detached work out in the local community. All this and a lot more. Come and say hi!!

6 week online zoom courses (13 - 17 year olds)

Things you don’t learn at school- starting on Monday 22nd Feb - 5th April

A free online course that aims to fills in those gaps. Learn how to confidently and successfully make the leap from school to good ol’ adulthood. Weekly interactive 45-minute online sessions for young people aged 13-19, each session focuses on hot topics as requested by young people.  Sessions will include healthy relationships, how to prepare for emergencies, media management, cv/job support and career advice.  

 Mental Health and Wellbeing Thursday 25th Feb - 8th April

 A free 6-week programme of mindfulness and wellbeing for young people's ages 13-19 years old, starting 25th of February. We are committed to delivering a session where young people can become more aware of their wellbeing and have a positive mindset in these difficult times. Included in this course will be sessions covering a stress bucket, positive thinking tips, arts and crafts, gratitude, meditation, and goal settings. 


Quiz and challenge time

  • Thursdays at 6.00pm
  • Come and have ago and test your skills against our youth workers

Video Gaming Club

  • Tuesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm (N.B. There is no session happening on 16th February)
  • A weekly youth club for young people to have a safe virtual space to engage in online video games to chat about life, shared interests, as well as reflecting and discussing the various themes/issues that can be drawn from the games.

Creative writing and Performing play

  • Thursday's 6.30pm-8.00pm
  • For those of you passionate about Drama, come and join us in exploring scripts and characters.