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Hertsmere projects

Services for Young People projects for young people in the Hertsmere district

The Services for Young People Hertsmere 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.

Young people can also get information, advice and support at the Borehamwood Young People's Centre.  Contact the Hertsmere Team to make an appointment before visiting or drop in during the opening hours. Phone or video-call appointments are also available.

If you have any questions about our support for young people in the Hertsmere district or would like 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 Hertsmere district.

Aycliffe Road Project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The Aycliffe Road 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.

Borehamwood Young People's Centre and Care Leavers Hub

Young people can drop into Borehamwood Young People's Centre or make an appointment 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.

Get full details here: Borehamwood Young People's Centre


The Care Leavers Hub at Borehamwood Young People's Centre offers a drop-in session providing one-to-one support, sexual health services, and careers advice. Care leavers can meet with a SfYP Advisers or Youth Workers in a relaxed environment to develop valuable life skills, independence, and confidence. 

Find out about other support for care leavers here: Support for care leavers and separated migrant young people.

Friday night projects for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

Friday night projects in Hertsmere 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.

Hertsmere Emotional Wellbeing Project

The Hertsmere Emotional Wellbeing Project supports young people to explore the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing and physical health. Young people will learn how emotional and mental wellbeing can affect physical, social and mental health. It enables young people to develop a positive attitude to change, empowering them to make the most of the opportunities available to them, while developing their knowledge and understanding and learning strategies for improving their wellbeing.

Hertsmere 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 Borehamwood and Potters Bar.

Hertsmere YESS LGBT+ Project for young people facing challenges in their lives

The YESS 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.

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.

Reach Out for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

Reach Out 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.