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Easter school holiday programme supports young people to be happier and healthier

15 April 2024

During the Easter 2024 school holidays, Services for Young People ran an exciting programme of free holiday activities, providing engaging sessions for young people to take part in physical activity, make friends, and learn skills to encourage happier and healthier lifestyles. 

16,300 secondary school students complete Health & Wellbeing Survey

28 March 2024

The results of the annual Hertfordshire Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Survey have now been published. The survey findings provide valuable insights into understanding how we can better support young people in all areas of the county.

Violent crime awareness events help keep young people safe

28 March 2024

Services for Young People took part in three violent crime awareness events across Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford over the last three months to help highlight the devastating consequences of knife crime and increase awareness of how we help young people to stay safe.

Young person builds confidence and skills through a supportive work experience placement

28 March 2024

Services for Young People has supported a young person with special educational needs to complete a 70-hour work experience placement with a local business, building his confidence, self-esteem and skills for the future. 

National Child Exploitation Awareness Day 2024

14 March 2024

Services for Young People is proud to support National Child Exploitation Awareness Day on 18 March 2024. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the exploitation of children and young people and to encourage everyone to think, spot and speak out against this form of abuse.

Practical Partners project trains volunteer mentors to support young people as they leave …

13 March 2024

Over the last six months, Services for Young People in partnership with GoVolHerts, has been recruiting and training volunteer mentors for the Practical Partners project. The mentors will be supporting care leavers to make a successful transition to adulthood.

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2024 with Services for Young People

11 March 2024

Young people across Hertfordshire celebrated LGBT+ History Month at Services for Young People youth work projects this February by learning about diversity and exploring ways to make a positive impact in their communities.

Careers guidance empowers young people to shape their futures

04 March 2024

Services for Young People is marking National Careers Week by showcasing the inspiring story of a young person whose life has been transformed by the careers guidance they received. Isaac moved to the UK without a school place, qualifications or friends, but is now studying for his GCSEs, working part-time, and pursuing his dream of becoming a heart surgeon.

Access to All STEM event inspires young people and connects them with local employers

14 February 2024

The Services for Young People Access to All careers challenge event gave Stevenage students an opportunity to learn more about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and connect with local employers.

“I feel happier… less anxious and more confident”

09 February 2024

How a Services for Young People emotional wellbeing project has transformed a young person who was struggling with anxiety and low confidence.

Celebrating young people’s achievements during National Apprenticeship Week 2024

01 February 2024

Inspiring success stories demonstrate the impact of the support provided by Services for Young People in helping young people into apprenticeships.

Services for Young People is supporting Brew Monday

12 January 2024

Brew Monday is an annual campaign which raises awareness about the importance of looking after your mental health every day and the role that a support system can play in promoting good wellbeing.

Feedback from schools highlights the positive impact of our careers guidance services

10 January 2024

Services for Young People delivers a range of services in schools and colleges, including careers education information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). Read some of the great feedback we received in 2023.

Services for Young People projects restart for the spring term from 8 January 2024

08 January 2024

Services for Young People projects enable young people in all districts of Hertfordshire to develop their personal and social skills and increase their confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

‘Go Wild at Hudnall’ doubles its support for young people in 2023

05 January 2024

Services for Young People delivered 206 Go Wild sessions in the past 12 months, boosting the emotional wellbeing of 592 young people.

A night to remember at the Services for Young People 2023 Winter Prom

22 December 2023

Over 170 young people came to the ‘Enchanted Forest’ themed Winter Prom event held at Pioneer Young People’s Centre in St Albans on Friday 15 December.

Hudnall Park residential courses for 16-24s offer unique and enriching experiences

21 December 2023

22 young people completed the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Residential section or achieved the John Muir Discover Award with Services for Young People in 2023.

Parents and carers get support and guidance with emotionally-based school avoidance

04 December 2023

Services for Young People is working in partnership with the St Albans and Dacorum Delivering Special Provision Locally groups to offer a series of drop-in support sessions for families dealing with the impact of emotionally-based school avoidance. 

Services for Young People supports White Ribbon Day and 16 Days of Activism

24 November 2023

Services for Young People is proud to support this year’s campaigns against gender-based violence. Our work with young people helps them to develop healthy relationships and challenge harmful attitudes to create a safer future for everyone.

Over 150 Hertfordshire young people are recognised for their outstanding achievements

10 November 2023

Services for Young People celebrated the resilience, determination and compassion of 157 young people from across Hertfordshire at their four Young People’s Awards events during National Youth Work Week.

Supporting young people with their concerns about money and financial wellbeing

09 November 2023

During Talk Money Week, 6-10 November 2023, and in response to young people’s feedback about their worries about the cost of living and the future, Services for Young People is highlighting the financial information and advice it offers to young people across Hertfordshire. 

Hertfordshire Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey 2023

01 November 2023

From 6 November until 20 December, young people aged 11-19 in Hertfordshire can have their voices heard by taking part in the annual Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey. The results will be used to help plan future services which meet the needs of the young people of Hertfordshire.

New ‘Access to All’ programme promotes STEM careers in Stevenage

31 October 2023

Services for Young People has partnered with Mission 44 to launch the ‘Access to All’ programme, aiming to inspire more young people in Stevenage to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Explore More+ programme to raise aspirations of young people across Hertfordshire

02 October 2023

The new Services for Young People Explore More+ careers education programme is to be delivered in schools across the county following the success of the pilot programme in Stevenage.

Young People’s Awards 2023

01 October 2023

Services for Young People will be holding its annual Young People’s Awards events as part of the National Youth Work Week celebrations this November.

National Youth Work Week 2023: celebrating the difference youth work makes

30 September 2023

To mark this year’s National Youth Work Week, which is running from 6th to 12th November, Services for Young People have planned a range of activities and events across Hertfordshire.