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Services for Young People Watford Access Point Project at Watford Young People's Centre

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At the Watford 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 and free chlamydia testing.

Opening times

Monday to Friday, 3pm-6pm

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 Acess Point Projects remain open during school holidays.

The service is free and confidential for all young people.

Watford Young People's Centre

At the Watford 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.

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 Watford Young People's Centre during the Access Point Project opening times. Please contact the Services for Young People Watford Team to book - details below. 

Trained staff can offer you the opportunity to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics confidentially and in private. 

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.

Watford Young People's Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and has been certified by Hertfordshire County Council as Covid-19 Secure.

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Details

Venue: Watford Young People's Centre, 206-210 Lower High Street, Watford WD17 2EL

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 Watford Team, tel: 01442 454060, text: 07860 065185, email: sfyp.watford@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...