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Southend's Children and Families Information PointSHIP Adults

This page holds useful links and resources for Young People over 16 years old.

Southend Connexions – Click here

Search Young Peoples Activities on SHIP – Click here

Search Young Peoples Support Services on SHIP – Click here

Education, Employment and Training

The National Careers Service website has some useful tools and information about choosing a Career.


For young peoples Mental and Emotional Well-being you can visit the national Young Minds website.

Local support can also be obtained through the GP or School / College Support Services.

Young Parents

Young Expecting Mums should notify their GP as they can be allocated their own Family Nurse. If you are expecting and under 18 years old you will also qualify for Healthy Start vouchers.

Once you have had your baby there is various support available through the Children’s Centres. If you are returning to studying and are under 20 years old then you may be entitled to Care 2 Learn funding.

Read more about the Southend Teenage Pregnancy Network - Click here


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If you are a young person with an additional need or a disability you may be interested in viewing the Local Offer for Southend. 

 View the SEND Local Offer  - click here