Support for young people during the coronavirus outbreak

YC Hertfordshire is still supporting the young people of Hertfordshire

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People face-to-face work is currently suspended following government rules on staying at home in order to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak, but we are still supporting young people in many ways.

Young people can still get information, advice, guidance and support on a wide range of issues via phone and email. Youth Workers and Personal Advisers can help and work with young people one-to-one and in monitored online youth projects with other young people.

We can help with:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Relationships, including family and friendships
  • Sexual health, including contraception, STI testing, pregnancy testing and advice
  • Education
  • Jobs and careers
  • Training and apprenticeships
  • Benefits and finances
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Alcohol, drugs and substance misuse
  • Improving resilience, self-esteem and confidence
  • Developing independent living skills
  • Having a voice in your community

 

Online group sessions

We are now delivering many of our youth work projects on line. Click on your district page on the left to see what groups you can join in your area.

How to get in touch

Please contact us by calling 0300 123 7538, or via email at yc@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call your local team office below.

Young people can also text 'SUPPORT' with their name and age to the numbers below to speak to a trained youth worker about any support they need, or text 'CAREERS' to arrange a chat with a personal adviser to talk through their future plans. Someone in the team will respond within three working days.


Please call 01442 454060 or text 07860 065195 if you live in:
Dacorum, which includes Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Markyate and Kings Langley.
St Albans, which includes Harpenden, London Colney, Colney Heath and Wheathampstead.

Please call 01442 454060 or text 07860 065185 if you live in:
Watford
Three Rivers, which includes Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and Croxley Green.
Hertsmere, which includes Borehamwood, Potters Bar and Bushey.


Please call 01992 588220 or text 07860 065173 if you live in:
East Herts, which includes Hertford, Ware and Bishop's Stortford.
Broxbourne, which includes Cheshunt, Waltham Cross.
Welwyn Hatfield, which includes Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.


Please call 01438 843340 or text 07860 065178 if you live in:
Stevenage
North Herts, which includes Hitchin, Baldock, Royston and Letchworth.

LDD Team
The YC Hertfordshire LDD Team, which supports young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities up to the age of 24, can be contacted on 01438 844999 or YC.LDD@hertfordshire.gov.uk.


You can contact the Head of Service at headofych@hertfordshire.gov.uk.