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Ham Youth Centre

Welcome to Ham Youth Centre!

Ham Youth Centre has been serving the Ham and Richmond Community for over fifty years providing a hub for teenagers to spend their leisure time. We are located on the side of Ham Green opposite Grey Court school. The 371 bus stops just round the corner.

Who are we?

We are a team of experienced youth workers who work with 11 to 19 year olds in Kingston and Richmond to provide fun, affordable and developmental activities.

Ham Youth Centre Winter Programme 2023

We have four days of exciting activities for young people aged 11 to 19 years to participate in over the holidays. Find out all the details here: Ham Youth Centre Winter Programme 2023.


What do we do?

We provide young people with a safe space where they can meet their friends, talk to staff, and take part in activities. This includes sports, cooking, the arts, music, offsite trips and lots more. We are open after school every day of the week and also during school holidays. 

We run accredited awards for activities such as AQA Unit Awards and the Arts Award. We also offer support on issues young people sometimes face such as stress, substance misuse, relationships, sexual health, school, careers, internet use, etc. We operate the C- Card scheme (opens a new window)

What facilities do we have?


See the above film for a tour of the building.

Ham Youth Centre contains a three room music studio, a parkour gym, archery range, fully equipped gaming lounge with Play Stations, gaming chairs and gaming PCs and a new art studio run by professional
artists and fashion designers!

 

How do I find out what's on?

See the below table for our latest programme of activities or alternatively follow this link to view in a pdf format What's on at Ham Youth Centre (pdf) (opens a new window). If you have any further questions regarding what's on at the centre, you can also contact the centre manager, Ben Skelton on the details below.

 

 
Ham Youth Centre - Regular Timetable

To view the below timetable in a PDF format, please click here: What's on at Ham Youth Centre (opens in a new window)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Football Training

3pm to 5pm

Junior Youth Club

3pm to 5.30pm

Youth Orchestra

3.30pm to 5pm

Parkour

3pm to 5.30pm

After School Drop-in

3pm to 5pm

Drop-In Youth Club

1pm to 3.15pm

After School Drop-In

3pm to 5pm

 

Ham in Session: Music

3pm to 8pm

Archery

3.30pm to 5pm

Senior Youth Club

5pm to 8pm

Anxiety Support Group

4pm to 6pm

Handmade Arts Club

3pm to 5pm

Good4Girls Youth Club

5pm to 7.15pm

Handmade Arts Club

5pm to 7pm

Ham in Session: Music

3pm to 5.30pm

Ham in Session: Music

3pm to 5.30pm

Game Jam

6pm to 8pm

 

What happens at these different sessions?
Football Training

Open to everyone, coached by Brentford Football Club.

Good4Girls Youth Club

Exciting new project for young women where girls get sole use of the centre. Focusing on emotional wellbeing, trying new things and having fun.

Junior Youth Club (Years 6 to 8), Senior Youth Club (Years 9+) and After School Drop-in (All ages)

Open access youth club where young people decide on the activities offered: art, pool, gaming, cooking, archery, skateboarding, fencing, table tennis, badminton and more.

GameJam

Come and try out the new state of the art gaming lounge. Take part in workshops on coding and game design.

Youth Orchestra

A fantastic opportunity to learn an instrument. We have a selection of string and wind instruments available for you to practice on and be taught by musicians Firas and Micka.

Ham in Session: Music

Come and use our state of the art music studio with tutor Zad. Learn drumming, guitar, music production and studio recording.

Handmade Art Club

Work with professional artists in different art forms including textiles, painting and fashion design.

Parkour

A form of urban gymnastics, learn from expert coach Jason to precision jump and cat leap on our range of specialist parkour equipment.

Anxiety Support Group

We have charity MIND visit every Thursday to offer support around anxiety and stress.

Other support for Young People

Our experienced staff team are always there to support young people with issues they might be facing, including drugs and alcohol, anxiety, stress, career choices, school, relationships. We offer the CCard scheme.

What is Youth Work?

Youth work is a complex series of professional principles, practices and methods which we often describe as the science of enabling young people to believe in themselves and build positive futures.

Youth work takes a holistic approach with young people. It starts where they are at – the relationship between young people at youth worker is entirely voluntary – youth work often only works because of the voluntary relationship. Many professionals work with young people, but principally, only in youth work is it the choice of the young person to engage with the professional.

Our work seeks to promote young people’s personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole. It builds resilience and character and gives young people the confidence and life skills they need to live, learn, work and achieve. This approach is at the heart of all of our work.

Youth work offers young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, take part in new activities, increase their confidence, develop interpersonal skills and think through the consequences of their actions. This leads to better informed choices, changes in activity and improved outcomes for young people. 

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Contact

Ben Skelton 
Youth Work Lead - North East Cluster
Phone: 020 8288 0916  Mobile: 07903 349719
Email: ben.skelton@achievingforchildren.org.uk
Booking link: https://linktr.ee/hamyouthcentre

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