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St Albans projects

Services for Young People projects for young people in the St Albans district

The Services for Young People St Albans 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.


If you have any questions about our support for young people in the St Albans 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 St Albans district.

Creative Spark Project for young adults aged 18-25 with SEND

The Creative Spark Project is targeted at young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 18-25, including those with social and emotional mental health (SEMH) needs. The focus is on developing independent living/life skills.

St Albans Emotional Wellbeing Project

The St Albans 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 the St Albans district 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.

Harpenden and Pioneer Young People's Centres

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.

Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre and Care Leavers Hub

Young people can drop into Hemel Hempstead 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: Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre


The Care Leavers Hub at Hemel Hempstead 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.

Positive Pathways 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 St Albans 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.

St Albans LGBT+ Project for young people facing challenges in their lives

The St Albans 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.

St Albans Youth Council

St Albans 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.

Wheathampstead Project to support young people's mental, emotional, physical health and wellbeing

The Wheathampstead Young People's 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.