Support & Advice

The SOS Bus

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. For enquiries about event first aid support, courses and volunteering, please contact John Bastin below.

Project Lead: John Bastin

Phone: 01702 431676 or 07790 869003



Breastfeeding Support

Southend YMCA and A Better Start Southend partner to provide friendly support groups across the borough for expectant and new mothers to gain advice, guidance and support for feeding their child.

Tea, crafts, advice and friendship can be found this way.

Project Lead: Eleanor King

Phone: 01702 431676


Coaching & Mentoring

We deliver early intervention coaching and mentoring for 8 to 19 year olds. We can support with issues such as bereavement, confidence, substance misuse, aggressive behaviour, social exclusion and more, as a delivery partner for Essex County Council's Family Intervention Fund.


Project Lead: Kelly Kennedy
Phone: 01702 431676



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