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At the St Albans Access Point Project young people can access a wide range of services. We help young people progress into education, training or to find a job or apprenticeship. We also offer confidential one-to-one support with issues such as mental health, relationships, personal safety, benefits and finances, housing and homelessness, drug and alcohol use. Young people can also access sexual health services here, including free condoms, free pregnancy testing and free chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing.

Opening times

Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2-5pm

This Access Point Project is open for face-to-face appointments. Phone and video-call appointments are also available.

You can call, text or email to make an appointment or just drop in during the opening times. Making an appointment in advance will ensure you don’t have to wait to be seen.

Our Access Point Projects remain open during the school holidays, but are closed on bank holidays.

The service is free and confidential.

St Albans Access Point Project at Catherine Street Young People's Centre.

At the St Albans Access Point Project you can access information, advice and support – including on the following:

  • Jobs and careers
  • Training and apprenticeships
  • Education and exams, including exam pressure
  • Youth work projects in your area
  • Advice on general health and relationships
  • Sexual health including:
    • free condoms through the Condom Wallet Scheme
    • free chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing
    • free pregnancy testing
  • Drugs, substance misuse and alcohol
  • Benefits and finance
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Improving resilience, self-esteem and confidence
  • Independent living skills

We also have PCs that you can use for research, developing CVs, searching for jobs and training and accessing other information.

If you are a care leaver or preparing to leave care, you can also get support to help you become more independent and confident in all areas of your life. We will help you identify you goals in life and focus on how you can achieve them.

Young people who are in school or college can get impartial careers guidance from Services for Young People at their school or college. We work with the majority of education providers in Hertfordshire. Please ask your Careers Leader for a guidance appointment.

Do you know or work with a young person who would benefit from one-to-one support with any of these issues? 
Please support them to make an appointment or drop in. 

Need a space to meet young people you work with?
Professionals who work with young people in Hertfordshire can book a space to meet a young person at the Catherine Street Young People's Centre during the Access Point Project opening times. Please contact the Services for Young People St Albans Team to book - details below. 

The Catherine Street Young People’s Centre has been certified by Hertfordshire County Council as Covid-19 Secure.

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Details

Venue: Catherine Street Young People’s Centre, 41 Catherine Street (on the corner with Adelaide Street), St Albans AL3 5BN

Age Range: 13-19, up to 24 if you are a care leaver or have a disability or learning disability

Cost: Free

Days and times:
Please see above for opening times.

Booking Info: Possible, but not necessary

Contact: Services for Young People St Albans Team, tel: 01442 454060, text 07860 065195, email: sfyp.stalbans@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...