We're excited to be opening our After School Social Space again from 28th September!

We will be open every Tuesday and Thursday during term time, from 3:30 - 5pm, welcoming all young people in years 7 - 11.

It will be great to see some familiar faces back again and if you've never been before bring your friends and come and see what's on offer:

  • Chill with your mates, listen to music or challenge someone to a game of pool.

  • Come into the kitchen for toast, hot chocolate and, of course, a chat with one of our youth workers.

  • Catch up with your homework - we've got quiet areas to work in with laptops and printers. Oh, and of course our youth workers are ready to help if you're struggling with anything...

  • Try something new - there will always be a craft activity for you to have a go at.

Although many covid restrictions have been lifted and we're hoping everything feels "back to normal" we will still be taking some extra precautions such as making sure all surfaces are properly sanitised and encouraging young people to use hand sanitiser regularly. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any concerns or would like to know more about these precautions.

The Box has been opening for young people after school since 2005. All our staff are fully DBS checked and our sessions are managed by experienced and qualified youth workers. If you would like to know more about our work feel free to contact us directly.

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Our Summer Holiday Activity & Food Programme continues at The Box this week. We're cooking up hot dogs so come in and join us.

Free lunch available from 12noon - we're cooking up hot dogs and pizzas this week.

All the usual activities - pool, table tennis, x-box, games, crafts, cooking, chat...

All 11-16s welcome. Come and join us.

Sign up at or just drop in. We're open Monday to Friday through the summer from 12.

This programme is run in partnership with Essex Youth Service and Red Balloon Foundation.

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We can't run our usual after school sessions during the national lockdown but we can still meet up remotely.

Online after school social space starts on Thursday 21st January at 3:30pm for a half hour catch up and chat. Invitations and links are going out to young people who have already signed up. There will be an opportunity for new people to join in the next couple of weeks. Check back for details...

The Box Counselling Service continues to operate. We are offering online and telephone support and referrals can be made using the forms on the counselling page of our website.

Check our social media feeds for the latest information on our services.

Please check back regularly for the latest information.

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