Youth Work

The MegaCentre Rayleigh Youth Work team works with young people aged 10-19 providing a diverse programme of groups, clubs, activities and services, assisting in this challenging life stage.  The youth work team seek to help young people to learn new skills, develop confidence, explore new opportunities, engage with education, live healthy lifestyles, achieve employment and make a positive contribution to their community.

We do this though:

  • Positive activity youth clubs
  • Holiday activities
  • In-school complimentary education
  • Group Work programmes
  • Detached Youth Work
  • One-to-one support

You can contact the Youth Work Team on 01268 779100 or email through the Contact Us tab

If you would like to get involved in the work we do, click to find out more.

Youth Club

Tuesdays – 7:00-9:00pm

Term time only

An open Youth Club session for all young people in school year 8 and above.

Space to chat and hang out

Activities include: Sports, Pool, Computer Gaming, Café, Games, Movies, Music

Free Admission

Wednesday Youth Club

Wednesdays – 4:30-6:00pm

Term time only

Wednesday Youth Club is open to all young people in Year 7 and above. This club is linked with our family support team’s Family Fun Session supporting children with additional need.

In club there is space to chat and hang out

Activities include: Pool, Table Tennis, Group Games, Music

Free Admission


Alternate Thursdays – 16:30 to 18:00

The Be Project is a space for young women aged 13+ to come and be themselves in a friendly and fun environment. Some weeks we will chat and chill, some weeks we will make stuff, some weeks we will just eat cake and drink hot chocolate.

Please contact our youth work team directly for upcoming dates

Free Admission

XL Mentoring

The XL Mentoring Project matches young people with trained community mentors to provide 1-2-1 support and someone who can listen. Mentors meet with young people most weeks either for a milkshake or game of pool either at the Megacentre or another public place.

If you would like a explore being linked with a community mentor or you would like to become a mentor yourself please ‘Contact Us’ through this page

The XL Mentoring Project is run in partnership with Christchurch URC

Youth Work Training

Our Youth Work Training Programme is designed for our team of volunteer youth workers, but is also open to everyone who works with young people locally.

Sessions are delivered either by our in-house professional youth work team or with outside tutors and cover themes such as: Principles of Youth Work, Safeguarding, Programme Planning, Healthy Lifestyles, Teambuilding and Communication

Standard training sessions are free to anyone who would like to be involved – as the programme grows there may be opportunities for additional programmes which could incur a small cost

For more information please ‘Contact Us’ directly