How We Can Help
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

We’re committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of our clients

We offer counselling, mentoring, advice and information and small groups
Call – 01268 683431 or 01268 514792
Email – drop-in@cyp-yellowdoor.org.uk

Mental Health & Wellbeing Services
  • Canvey Youth Project provides counselling in a confidential, non-judgemental setting. We offer weekly sessions where you can talk to your counsellor about what is on your mind and explore the difficulties you are experiencing. Each session lasts for 50 minutes. Counselling offers you the opportunity to discover more about yourself, explore different ways of looking at your life and enables you to find ways of coping.

  • Tailored 1-to-1 support to enable you to reach your goals. Sessions range from writing CVs and helping to look for employment to building confidence and improving your social skills. It’s about you and how we can best support your individual needs.

  • Small groups of 2-4 aimed at reducing feelings of isolation by building young peoples confidence and understanding of how tom socially interact with others. When they are ready, individuals are able to move onto larger groups such as Quiet Thursdays.

  • The Hope Box Project is our 4 week course to identify sources of anxiety and worry. Courses are available for 11-13 or 14-16 and use a range of activities to help reduce stress around topics identifies by the individual. Participants create a small box of their own ideas to help them in the future.

  • We can offer advice, information and support for a wide range of issues and problems including homelessness, benefits, finding work, and substance misuse.

  • Yellow Door Youth Hub is a distribution point for C-Card. The C-Card App allows quick, discreet, and free access to condoms for young people aged 16-24.

    The C-Card App is available for Android and Apple iOS from the respective App stores.

    Following a simple, secure registration process, users are presented with three short videos providing important information on consent and the law, reducing the risk of getting a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) and how to use a condom correctly.

    This is followed by a short quiz that tests understanding of the key information covered. Once the quiz is completed successfully users are able to collect free condoms from the Yellow Door Youth Hub using an in-app QR code.

Youth Groups and Activities:
  • If you’re 11-18 and want to make a difference, get involved and become a Yellow Door Young Volunteer. 

  • Youth Club for young people 11 to 18 open Fridays between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Youth Club is a safe relaxed space for young people to socialise. Sport, Arts and Craft, Games plus  Pool Table, Foosball, and PlayStation.

  • Sport Club Monday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. a multi sports session including different sport each week including basketball, football, tennis, etc plus chance to play pool, table tennis and socialise with friends.

  • QT  Club is a Youth Club  for ‘quieter’ young people 11 to 18.  Thursday between 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.  All kinds of arts and craft, games, pool, playstation,  This is a by invitation only club. If you would like an invitation please call 01268 683431 or email drop-in@canveyislandyouthproject.org.uk.

  • Next Level is Yellow Door’s performing arts group. They meet on Mondays between 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m.  Learn to sing, dance and act whilst you have fun and develop your confidence. The group is for young people between 11 and 18 .

  • Our Youth Workers are at  Waterside Skate Park, Somme’s Avenue, Canvey, every Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. If you are between 11 and 18, come and meet us for a drink and chat and take part in activities.

  • Our Youth Bus is at 1st Avenue every Wednesday between 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Arts and Craft and sports activities.

Education Workshops
  • Our education workshops deliver factually accurate information to key stage 4 pupils on drugs, alcohol and gangs, emphasising truth and not fear arousal. The situations, language and images are appropriate for pupils maturity and are up-to-date and relevant.

  • We offer a wide range of training on substance misuse issues to the community and professionals.