Targeted programmes for children and adolescents

Fun and free sessions and workshops for 8 to 19-year-olds who live, learn or earn in Hillingdon and may benefit from additional targeted support.

Our sessions and workshops are fun, free and provided on a referral basis.

Year-round offer

We offer the following programmes throughout the year, working with children, adolescents and young adults up to the age of 24.

  • Transition support programme (TSP) |From age 8
    Targeted support programmes tailored around life transitions. Currently featuring the 'Bounce' project for primary-school-aged children and 'Elevate' to support care leavers.
  • Boys and Young Men's Programmes (BYMP) | From age 8
    Structured group work programmes that use discussion, sport, cooking, the arts and individual reflection, to support the making of informed choices and raise self-esteem. Currently featuring the 'Being me' project for those who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Girls and Young Women's Programmes (GYWP)| From age 8
    Structured group work programmes that use discussion, sport, cooking, the arts and individual reflection, to support the making of informed choices and raise self-esteem. Currently featuring the 'Being me' project for those who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Sexual health and wellbeing programmes | From age 11
    Support, information, advice and education on relationships and sexual health. Bespoke one-to-one offer and drop-in sessions available. Featuring bi-weekly LGBTQIA+ groups.
  • Peer leadership programmes | From age 11
    AIMS mentoring, providing one-to-one support to promote personal development and help to overcome challenges to personal, academic, and social progression.
  • Substance use and misuse programmes | From age 11
    Targeted substance use and misuse-related support, information, advice, education and one-to-one counselling. Featuring telephone support to parents, guardians and professionals.
  • Emotional health and wellbeing programmes | From age 13
    Link confidential one-to-one counselling sessions delivered via face-to-face, video or telephone. featuring group counselling support.

Who can be referred to the programme? 

Professional referrals can be made for children and adolescents who:

  • are aged 8 to 19-years-old and living, working, studying, or in care in Hillingdon and already receive targeted support from the council (through children's social care, our youth justice service or other intervention services)
  • have the ability to participate in discussion-based and group work activities.
  • are willing and able to commit to the proposed intervention

Make a referral

Please note: Places will be confirmed via email once your referral has been reviewed by our team.  

Page last updated: 01 Jan 2022