Youth Space

Youth Space is a group for 16-25 year olds who participate in events and projects, which help to allow young people to better themselves and help the wider community.

Team YP

Team YP provides positive activities to improve confidence, health and wellbeing. Young people will have the opportunity to choose their activities as a group and experience a variety of unique opportunities to engage and inspire.


All-in-Music provides exciting music-making opportunities for young people aged 11-25 years old who may not have access to quality and diverse musical experiences.


The SOS Bus is the Queen's Award and Purple Flag winning service, keeping Southend safe with outstanding first aid and support for Southend and Basildon Nightlife and events across Essex. 

I Will Southend 

#iwill is a 2 year social action program for young people ages 10-20 years of age. Improve confidence and make a difference to your local community.

Breastfeeding Support

A friendly welcome and group for expecting and new mothers to access support and advice around feeding your baby and socialise with other mums.


Southend YMCA offers supported accommodation for homeless, vulnerable or at-risk young people aged 16–25. We cannot take pets or couples as we offer single person dwellings only.

Youth Board

We believe that children and young people are our future. The Southend YMCA Youth Board provides a forum to utilise the ideas and passions of  local young people, developing leaders of the future.


Southend YMCA delivers mentoring for 8 to 19 year olds. We can support with issues such as bereavement, substance misuse, aggressive behaviour and more as a delivery partner for Essex County Council's Family Intervention Fund.

Community School

Helping young people to build their future through a holistic education where pupils aged 14-19 will acquire the knowledge, skills, experiences and qualifications to make the successful transition to adulthood.

Visit Us:

 (Head Office) Southend YMCA,


85 Ambleside Drive,

Southend On Sea, SS1 2FY

Visit Us:

Southend YMCA

Business Eco-Hub

2a St John's Road,

Westcliff On Sea, SS0 7JZ

Contact Us:

01702 301 301

Together, we can end youth homelessness in Southend.

Southend's Leading Children's Charity - Southend-on-Sea Young Men’s Christian Association (Southend YMCA) Registered Charity Number: 1102837 (registered in England); Limited Liability Company number 5051166;  Non-profit, private registered provider of social housing: Number 4853