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Our previous work

We have worked on the following projects in the last year:

Mental Health

The Mental Health project group’s aims were to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health in Essex, by developing resources for schools and youth groups. A Wellbeing Music Festival was organised working in partnership with Essex Music Services which took place in June last year.


The discrimination project group’s aim was to make more people in Essex aware of the consequences of discrimination, offering solutions to tackle the problem such as campaigns, posters, videos and presentations.

Post 16

The project group's aims were to improve the transition stage from GCSE to further education such as A-levels and apprenticeships by signposting to good advice and guidance.

Sexual Health

This group felt that more could be done to inform young people about sexual health and relationships and aimed to create good resources for schools and youth groups.


The transport project group wanted to make transport more affordable and accessible for young people in Essex. In November 2018 a Transport Consultation was held at one of YEA Sittings and the Members met with the main Essex Transport providers. One of our members as a result of the consultation helped negotiate the opening of a new bus route that would benefit young people in Colchester.