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.

Year-round offer

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

  • BOUNCE | Ages 8 to 11
    Group programme to build resilience, communication and self-esteem.
  • ELEVATE | Ages 16 to 25
    Group programme to build life skills for looked after children.
  • Young Vibes | Ages 12 to 19 
    Group programme for supporting children to build their own wellbeing toolkit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AIMS Mentoring | Ages 11 to 19  
    One-to-one mentoring.
  • LGBTQIA+ Drop-in | Ages 11 to 17
    Monthly groups for 11 to 13-year-olds and 14 to 17-year-olds who are questioning or identify as LGBTQIA+.
  • Being Me | Ages 8 to 17
    Programme for children who have witnessed domestic abuse to explore self-esteem, healthy relationships and personal safety.
  • KISS | Ages 11 to 19 
    One-to-one mentoring and support around sex, relationship, CSE and sexual health education.
  • SORTED | Ages 11 to 19 
    One-to-one mentoring and counselling around drugs and alcohol education.
  • LINK | Ages 13 to 24
    One-to-one and group counselling. Delivered online and at various community locations.

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: 22 Sep 2022