Kent Connexions

CXKMaximisingPotentialThe STEP UP, Extending Employment Opportunity programme.

This innovative new programme, designed by CXK, offers learning programmes tailored to the individual needs of young people looking for extra support or who are vulnerable. The programme gives students a perfect mix of accredited and unaccredited learning opportunities, direction and work experience to help them enter employment, an apprenticeship or further education.

CXK’s STEP UP programme equips eligible young people with the essential skills required by employers and training providers and will improve motivation and confidence. So why wait? If you are a young person or if you work with any young people that you think could benefit from this innovative programme speak to us today by calling or texting 07974 738721 or email [email protected]. It is as easy as that!

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Freephone 0800 8815115

Childline is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years.
Call 0800 1111 or visit

NHS advice
If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS service free of charge from any phone.
Call 111 or visit

A multi-award winning cyberbullying non-profit support organisation for young people experienced cyberbullying.
Call 0845 6887277 or visit

To offer a listening service for those going through a personal crisis and want to talk about their despair or suicidal feelings.
Call 0845 790 9090 (24 hours) or visit

Crisis Helpline
Emergency support team covering Colchester & Tendring.
Mental health and Wellbeing.
Call 0845 038 0800 (24 hours)