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Three Rivers projects

Services for Young People projects for young people in the Three Rivers district

The Services for Young People Three Rivers 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 Watford Young People's Centre  Contact the Three Rivers Team to make an appointment before visiting or drop in during the opening hours. Phone or video-call appointments are also available.

For more information about Services for Young People in the Three Rivers 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 Three Rivers district.

Abbots Langley Project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The Abbots Langley 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.

Emotional Wellbeing Project

The Three Rivers 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.

E-Wheels Project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The E-Wheels 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.

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 Three Rivers 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 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.

South Oxhey Friday Project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The South Oxhey Friday 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.

South Oxhey Project for young people at risk of exploitation or crime

The South Oxhey 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.

'Speak Up' Three Rivers Youth Council

'Speak Up' Three Rivers Youth Council listens to young people in the area to understand their concerns and ideas, then shares these with decision-makers to make a difference in the community. Youth council members learn new skills, attend meetings, consult with different groups in the community to identify concerns and propose solutions. These may include improving services in the area, recognising young people’s achievements and raising awareness of wider issues such as transport, sexual health and personal safety.

Three Rivers Project for young people aged 13-17 with SEND

The Three Rivers SEND 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.

Three Rivers 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 Mill End and Abbots Langley. 

Watford Young People’s Centre and Care Leavers Hub

Young people can drop into Watford 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: Watford Young People’s Centre


The Care Leavers Hub at Watford 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.