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.

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February half-term programme

Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February, 11am to 3pm
At Harlington Young People's Centre, Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, UB3 1PB
School years 4 to 6 | School years 7+

Get active this February half term with 4 fun-filled days of sports provided by QPR, creative arts and cooking, with an emphasis on life skills, teamwork, perseverance, problem-solving and decision making, which you will be able to apply to all aspects of life.

Need help getting to the location? Minibus pickup is available. Spaces are limited

Where: Central Uxbridge
When: 10:25am pick-uk and 3:25pm drop-off

Where: Central Ruislip
When: 10:00am pick-up and 3:45pm drop-off

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.

  • BOUNCE | Ages 8 to 11
    Group programme to build resilience, communication and self-esteem.
  • 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.
  • SWiTCh | Ages 8 to 11
    Transition support programme delivered in school to support with the transition from Primary to Secondary school.

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 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: 26 Jan 2023