Essex Youth Service

Targeted Youth Advisers deliver a comprehensive package of support for young people not in employment education or training (NEET). The support focuses on the individual needs of young people, with the ultimate aim of getting them ready for work, education or training. Each young person has an experienced Targeted Youth Adviser throughout who is there to support, guide and mentor them.  This Support is available to young people who are 16-17yrs, who have a maximum of one GCSE A-C or who are being currently supported by the Youth Offending Service or Leaving and After Care.

For more details please contact Mark Kedian: 0300 003 1865 or email: [email protected]

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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)