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Stevenage projects

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

The Services for Young People Stevenage 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 Bowes Lyon Young People's Centre. Contact the Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage district.

Bowes Lyon Young People's Centre

Young people can drop into Bowes Lyon 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: Bowes Lyon Young People's Centre

Stevenage Emotional Wellbeing Project

The Stevenage 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.

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

Friday night projects in Stevenage 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.

Megamix Project for young people aged 13-17 with SEND

The Megamix 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 Stevenage 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

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.

Stevenage Identity LGBT+/Transgender Project for young people facing challenges in their lives

The Identity LGBT+/Transgender 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.

Stevenage Youth Council

Stevenage Youth Council provides 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.