On this page you can find links and articles related to youth issues

Useful links and contacts:

Andover Mind, Offer a free counselling service for chidren aged 11-23 that live in Andover or the surrounding areas.

Advice for young children, struggling with the impact of Coronavirus, mental health, wellbeing from Young Minds details are found on their website here::

Bereavement Support Groups

Here are some articles and information you may find helpful:

Andover Mind have put together some advice for parents of adolescents which you can see here.

Help for Goal setting for Children can be found here

SMART Goals are perfect for teens looking to perform better in sports and arts, finish that great science project, and ultimately get into the college of their dreams. Click here to read more about the App

Please see the below useful links.
Think you know – Activity Packs relating to online safety
Who’s watching yours? – 17% increase in children livestreaming since lockdown (Advice to help parents/carers minimise risk to children online)
Mental health – How to look after your family’s mental health when stuck indoors
Houseparty – Everything you need to know.

Local Youth Clubs in Andover

At the moment these Youth clubs are not running due to the coronavirus restrictions.

At the YMCA Andover a youth club for 10-14 year olds runs every Tuesday 6pm to 8pm, offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The club runs on a drop-in basis: there is no need to book. Give them a call on 01264 310140 to find out more.

At the Andover Baptist Church, they run a Friday Night Youth club for School Yr 7-13. 7-9pm. There’s tons for the youth to enjoy like ping pong, table football, xbox, games, drinks, snacks and sometimes just a chill ‘n’ chat. Specials: Chip Crawl, BBQ, Movie Night & more! Runs term time. Give them a call on 01264 392032 to find out more.

If you run a group or would like to contribute with an article written on this subject to support the Andover community, please get in touch via email

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