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East Herts projects

Services for Young People projects for young people in the East Herts district

The Services for Young People East Herts Team runs a wide range of groupwork projects for young people at our young people’s centres as well as street-based projects across the district.

Please contact the SfYP East Herts team to make an appointment with one of our friendly Advisers or Youth Worker.

For more information about Services for Young People in the East Herts district, or to join a project, please:

Parents/carers and professionals who work with young people can refer a young person to a youth work project.

Click on the buttons below for full details of the individual projects for young people in the East Herts district.

Bishop's Stortford Thursday and Friday Night Projects for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The Bishop's Stortford Thursday and Friday Night Projects are dedicated to supporting young people at risk of exploitation, crime, antisocial behaviour or exclusion from their community. This project is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment in which these young people can get help with navigating challenges and building positive futures. Through engaging activities, the project equips young people to make informed decisions to prevent exploitation, involvement in criminal activities and exclusion from community resources.

East Herts Emotional Wellbeing Project

East Herts Emotional Wellbeing Project supports young people to develop their emotional wellbeing and cope with anxiety or low mood. Young people learn strategies for improving resilience and their mental health through activities that build self-esteem and confidence including cooking, art, and sports.

East Herts LGBT+ Project for young people facing challenges in their lives

The East Herts LGBT+ Project is a supportive and inclusive environment where young LGBT+ people can get accurate, impartial information and guidance on a range of issues including sexual orientation, gender identity, and related topics. The project prioritises safety and confidentiality, ensuring young people have a space to express themselves without fear of discrimination. Typically, the project will include strategies around face to face and online bullying, emotional and mental health support to develop skills in self-advocacy, assertiveness, coping mechanisms and self-care

East Herts street-based projects targeting young people at risk

Street-based youth work has an important role in prevention and education. These projects focus on identifying and engaging with young people who may be vulnerable or who may be unaware of what services are available and would benefit from support from a Youth Worker.

Projects take place in Sawbridgeworth, Hertford and Buntingford.

Information, advice and support for young people in East Herts

Young people can make an appointment with one of our professionally qualified Advisers or Youth Workers for information, advice and support with issues such as mental health, sexual health (including free condoms and free chlamydia, gonorrhoea and pregnancy testing) relationships, personal safety, benefits and finances, housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol use and can get help with progressing into education, training or finding a job or apprenticeship.

M&M Project for young people aged 13-17 with SEND

The M&M Project is designed for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 13-17, including those with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. The focus is on developing communication and interpersonal skills, confidence and self-esteem and life skills in a safe and supportive environment.

Positive Pathways project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

Positive Pathways is dedicated to supporting young people at risk of exploitation, crime, antisocial behaviour or exclusion from their community. This project is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment in which these young people can get help with navigating challenges and building positive futures. Through engaging activities, the project equips young people to make informed decisions to prevent exploitation, involvement in criminal activities and exclusion from community resources.

Raising Aspirations Project for home educated young people

The East Herts Raising Aspirations Project is for young people who are home-schooled (elective home education) or not in formal education. It focuses on building interpersonal and teamwork skills, confidence and resilience. Through interactive workshops and activities, young people can explore topics such as managing their mental and physical wellbeing and setting goals for the future.

Reach Out project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The Reach Out project is dedicated to supporting young people at risk of exploitation, crime, antisocial behaviour or exclusion from their community. This project is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment in which these young people can get help with navigating challenges and building positive futures. Through engaging activities, the project equips young people to make informed decisions to prevent exploitation, involvement in criminal activities and exclusion from community resources.

Young People's Participation Projects

The Young People's Participation Projects in Bishop's Stortford, Hertford and Ware provide young people with opportunities to have their voices heard. Members design and develop social action projects in their local communities, determining priorities, developing action plans, writing funding bids, and are involved in local decision making. 

Members work closely with the Youth Strategy Partnership Group (YSPG) which is a forum for local service providers, voluntary / charity sector, and other key stakeholders to collaborate strategically and operationally. The groups work with young people to identify need, promote, deliver, and evaluate services for young people in each district, collaborating closely with local youth councils and forums.