Targeted programmes for children and adolescents

Fun and free sessions and workshops for 8 to 24-year-olds who live, learn or earn in Hillingdon and may benefit from additional targeted support.

Our sessions 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.

  • AIMS Mentoring | Ages 11 to 19  
    One-to-one mentoring.
    AIMS programme - objectives and referral criteria (PDF) [238KB]
  • Being Me | Ages 8 to 17
    Programme for children who have witnessed domestic abuse to explore self-esteem, healthy relationships and personal safety.
  • BOUNCE | Ages 8 to 11
    Group programme to build resilience, communication and self-esteem.
  • iChoose | Ages 12 to 19 
    Weekly groups for boys and young men. Each week, explore issues that affect young people through games, cooking, craft, sport, activities and discussion.
  • KISS | Ages 11 to 19 
    One-to-one mentoring and support around sex, relationship, CSE and sexual health education.
  • LGBTQIA+ Drop-in | Ages 13 to 19
    Monthly groups for 13 to 16-year-olds and 16 to 19-year-olds who are questioning or identify as LGBTQIA+.
  • LINK | Ages 13 to 24
    One-to-one counselling. Delivered online and at various community locations.
  • M- PACT (Moving Parents And Children Together) | Ages 8 to 17
    Programme to educate family members on the impact of addiction on children and family life, and help families with communication and coping strategies, so they can make positive changes. The programme also ensures children and young people living with parental substance misuse are safe, visible and their voices are heard.
  • SORTED | Ages 11 to 19 
    One-to-one mentoring and counselling around drugs and alcohol education.
  • SWiTCh | Ages 8 to 11
    Transition support programme delivered in school to support with the transition from primary to secondary school.
  • Unique Swagga | Ages 12 to 19 
    Weekly groups for girls and young women. Each week, explore issues that affect young people through games, cooking, craft, sport, activities and discussion.
  • Yoga For Wellness | Ages 15 to 21
    Group to support young people who struggle with stress, anxiety and/or depression.

Who can be referred to the programme? 

Professional referrals can be made for children and adolescents who:

  • are aged 8 to 24-years-old and either living, working or studying in Hillingdon, or in local authority care under Hillingdon, and are in need of targeted support
  • are in the age range required to access the programme
  • have the ability to participate in discussion-based and group work and/or one-to-one activities
  • are willing and able to commit to the proposed intervention
  • have the continuing commitment of the referrer to co-manage any issues of concern that arise during their programme participation , provide support and encourage attendance
  • consent for their personal information and support/development needs to be shared with our Adolescent Development Services
  • (if under 18 years of age) have their parent's or legal guardian's consent for their personal information to be shared with, and recorded by, our Targeted Programmes team
  • agree that we may report anonymised data about their personal development and support needs to other teams within Hillingdon Council and to other relevant agencies.

If there is not a professional working with your family, a self-referral can be made using the 'Make a referral' button. 

Make a referral

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

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Page last updated: 16 Feb 2024