Online youth services
We are making all of our youth services available online, including opportunities for you to talk to youth workers and friends, as well as lots of new activities for you to try.
To find out what’s happening and how to get involved, or if you would simply like the opportunity to talk to a youth worker about anything you are struggling with, please follow the links below for your local area.
If you can't find anything in your area that interests you, you can try signing up for services in other areas, although some sessions have limited places and may be reserved for the most local young people first.
More services will be added as and when they become available, so check the page regularly to see what’s new.
Ashford and Canterbury
Canterbury and Ashford Youth Commission
You can contact the Canterbury and Ashford Youth Commission through Facebook and Instagram. They post regularly on these, and have set up a range of online sessions you can join. If you do not have access to Facebook or Instagram, you can visit the following websites for further session information:
- Canterbury Academy Youth Centre
- Riverside Youth Centre
- Riverside Inclusive Clubs
- The Band Room
- The Canterbury Bike Project
You can also find activities and challenges on the Sk8side Facebook page.
The Canterbury and Ashford Youth Commission is delivered by The Canterbury Academy.
Play Place provides activities and ideas on Facebook for families with children aged 8 and under.
Dover and Thanet
Pie Factory Music
Pie Factory Music are offering free live events and daily challenges on Instagram and Facebook, as well as the opportunity to talk to a youth worker in confidence one to one. They are also holding online group chats on Zoom. Ages 8-19.
Folkestone and Hythe, Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells
Salus are offering a range of free sessions online on Zoom, covering a huge range of activities including games, arts and crafts, quizzes and sports. They also have youth club catch ups for current members. In addition, Salus are offering support through social media including Facebook and Instagram and have launched a YouTube channel offering a wide range of activities. Ages 8-19.
The Grand have launched every service as a digital web series and are continuing to offer auditions for their annual GYG event online. They are also holding their regular meeting groups online and run counselling services virtually as well. Ages 8-19.
West Kent Extra
Swale Youth consists of a number of local organisations who have set up a variety of online and live sessions across Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Zoom. These cover fitness, wellbeing, music and food amongst others. Ages 8-19.