Youth Resources


What’s it all about?

Welcome to the Youth resources page. Here we’re aiming to bring together everything you need to know about local opportunities, groups and resources.

  • Mental Health Support
  • Post 16 and Post 18 Opportunities
  • Furthering your skills
  • Sports Clubs
  • General Activities

Whatever you may be looking for, we want to have it all in one place for you to find.


Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24-hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counselling is offered by phone, email and over the web. Find out more onlineor call 0800 1111.

Citizens Advice - Tendring

Free, confidential, and independent advice to help with ANY problem such as: Benefits, Employment, Tax, Debt, Family, Health, Housing, Education, Communications, Consumer Affairs, Gas and Electricity, Travel Discrimination, Immigration, Legal System, ETC Tendring (

Youth Enquiry Service - Y.E.S

Provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25yrs across Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives. 

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Autism Anglia

Autism Anglia is an independent charity that provides care and support to autistic children, adults, and their families in East Anglia. For more information about  their services visit their website: Autism Anglia 

The Children Society

Under the age of 25 Drugs and Alcohol Support  

The service is free and confidential, they offer support through one-to-one sessions, group work sessions, telephone and online support and NEET support (For those who are not in education, employment or training.

If you are looking for support please visit The Children’s Society for information on how to find the right support you need.

Help & Support

There are many groups who are here to offer you their help and support.

Here is a list of those who are available in your local area.


A free confidential 24/7 text messaging service for anyone in the UK who needs support. To start a convocation, text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258 Give us a shout


Free confidential 24/7 charity to talk about whatever is troubling you call 116 123 email: Samaritans

Boys in Mind

An information-based charity focused on helping to promote good mental health and prevent suicide particularly among boys and young men. Boys In Mind

Health in Mind

Helping people with a variety of mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma. Health in Mind 

Inclusion Ventures

Improving the lives of vulnerable young people from the most disadvantaged areas of West Clacton, supporting them to discover individual prospective beyond their current expectations and to achieve a positive future that fulfils their potential. Inclusion Ventures 

Respect Not Fear

Help young people recognise potentially unhealthy or abusive traits in their relationships Respect not Fear 

Teen Talk Harwich

Offering practical and emotional support to young people aged 11-25 Teen Talk Harwich 


Prevention of Young Suicide Papyrus 


There are a number of different choices when it comes to education and furthering skills.

These post 16 and post 18 opportunities are within the Tendring area.

Post 16 Opportunities

Sports & Activities

Looking for a new sports club to join or are you wanting to get more active in your spare time?

Here is a list of sports clubs and other general activities you can get involved with.

Youth Volunteers gardening

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What's On

Community Network

Join our networking event for community organisations. Book your place now.


Promoting resilient & dementia friendly communities in Tendring.

Victorian Christmas Market

Book your stand, showcase your craft, and join other local fundraisers at this ever-popular event.


Our community events are the perfect platform for networking and information sharing.

North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Can Do Health & Care
Vision for Volunteering
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