Medway Youth Service has set up a range of group activities for young people aged 11 to 18 (and up to 25 for those with additional needs).

They will be running sessions with youth workers that you can access using video chats.

Each session will last between 30 to 40 minutes and can be accessed on phones, tablets or computers.

How to join sessions using Microsoft Teams

We are now using Microsoft Teams to deliver a variety of youth work sessions online.

To join these calls download Microsoft Teams from the App Store, Google Play or on the Microsoft website.

Once this has been downloaded, use the session link to join the session at the advertised time. If you're having any problems you can email the worker in charge or email youth.enquiries@medway.gov.uk.

We've changed some of the session times to avoid clashes and added a few extra sessions.

Talk to a youth worker

We're now offering bookable sessions for young people who want to talk to youth workers on their own. This could be for information and advice, support or just to chat and catch up. There will always be two youth workers on any call.

Sessions are available Monday to Friday from 11am to 4:30pm and can be booked by emailing youth.service@medway.gov.uk.

Workers available each day are:

  • Mondays: Erin Scott, Paul Khaira and Pieter Barry
  • Tuesdays: Angela Taylor, Dave Elstone and Stella Williams
  • Wednesdays: Lindsay Hartney and Allan Harris
  • Thursdays: Angela Cox, Robb Wilson and Dave Leece
  • Fridays: Erin Scott, Paul Khaira and Pieter Barry

If you would like to talk to another youth worker who is not listed, please let us know and we will try to arrange it. You can join these sessions at your booked time and you will be taken to a waiting room to be let into the call.

Join a youth work session

3pm: Chill and chat

A social session, talking about interests ideas and anything you find interesting with Dave and Allan.

Email: david.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join chill and chat

5pm: Step by step drawing (learn how to draw)

Take part in arts activities, researching artists and sharing their arts discovery online with Helen and Stella. Email: helen.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join step by step drawing

6pm: Changers – social action and youth voice

A group about youth voice, working towards positive change and helping others in the community.

This session is with Roy and Angela.

Email angela.taylor@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join changers

7pm: Digital skills and online safety

All things digital. This session will be about using online resources and keeping safe online.

This session will be run by Allan Harris and Dave Elstone.

Email allan.harris@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join digital skills and online safety

1pm: Getting on – healthy relationships and team work

Open discussion to hear your views and opinions on what you feel is healthy and unhealthy in a relationship and how these different relationships affect you and others.

This session is with Erin and Paul.

Email erin.scott@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join getting on

2pm: Fun and games

A session of silliness. Charades, Pictionary, quizzes, and just an open session to discuss anything affecting you.

This session is with Erin and Paul.

Email erin.scott@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join fun and games

3pm: Creating music online

A session about creating music with others using collaborative resources.

This session is with Allan Harris and Robb Wilson.

Email allan.harris@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join creating music online

5pm: Escape room online

A session based around escape room activities including games, puzzles and scenarios.

This is with Robb and Dave.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join escape room online

6pm: Anime session

A session all about anime. Come talk about and discuss your favourite anime or manga shows, books and characters.

This session is with Angela and Robb.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the anime session

7pm: Duke of Edinburgh Award online

Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award online with Angela and Allan.

Email angela.taylor@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join the Duke of Edinburgh Award online session

1pm: Healthy lifestyles, exercise and wellbeing

Discussions and fun activities around improving your health and wellbeing including nutrition, exercise and a positive attitude.

This session is with Dave and Dave.

Email david.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the healthy lifestyles, exercise and wellbeing session

2pm: Fun and games

A session of silliness. Charades, Pictionary, quizzes, and just an open session to discuss anything affecting you.

This session is with Erin and Paul.

Email erin.scott@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join fun and games

3pm: Media and filmmaking

This session will be about using different forms of media, with an introduction to filmmaking.

This session is with Robb and Dave.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join media and filmmaking

5pm: Chill and chat

A social session, talking about interests ideas and anything you find interesting.

This session is with Helen and Angela.

Email helen.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join chill and chat

6pm: Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying session

If you like Dungeons and Dragons or just role play games, join our session and create a character to chat, interact and explore the game.

This session is with Angela and Robb.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the Dungeons and Dragons session

7pm Step by step drawing (learn how to draw)

Take part in arts activities, researching artists and sharing their arts discovery online.

This session is with Helen and Stella.

Email helen.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions or need help joining.

Join step by step drawing

2pm: Fun and games

A session of silliness. Charades, Pictionary, quizzes, and just an open session to discuss anything affecting you.

This session is with Erin and Paul.

Email erin.scott@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join fun and games

7pm: Creating music online

A session about creating music with others using collaborative resources.

This session is with Allan Harris and Robb Wilson.

Email allan.harris@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the creating music online session

1pm: Media and filmmaking

This session will be about using different forms of media with an introduction to filmmaking.

This session is with Robb and Dave.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the media and filmmaking session

3pm: Environment and nature project

Discussions and fun activities around the environment and how to engage with nature.

This session is with Lianne Angela and Dave.

Email angela.cox@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the environment and nature project session

5pm: Healthy lifestyles, exercise and wellbeing

Discussions and fun activities around improving your health and wellbeing. Including nutrition, exercise and a positive attitude.

This session is with Dave and Dave.

Email david.elstone@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the healthy lifestyles, exercise and wellbeing session

6pm: Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying session

If you like Dungeons and Dragons or just role play games, join our session and create a character to chat, interact and explore the game.

This session is with Angela and Robb.

Email robert.wilson@medway.gov.uk if you need any help joining or have any questions.

Join the Dungeon and Dragons roleplaying session

Online book club

The Medway Youth Service is partnering with the Medway Libraries team to deliver a new online book club.Harry potter and the philosopher s stone book cover

The club is for young people ages 8 to 19, and up to 25 with additional needs. 

May's book club novel is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Book club groups

  • 8 to 12 year olds 
  • 13 to 16 year olds 
  • 16 years and above 

Join a book club session

About the session

This session will be hosted by Angela Taylor from the Youth Service and Emily Maycock from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

About the session

This session will be hosted by Angela Taylor from the Youth Service and Emily Maycock from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

About the session

This session will be hosted by Pieter Barry from the Youth Service and Kate Clifford from the Medway Libraries team.

Please email emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk if you have any questions.

Access to the book

To access the book we are offering free digital copies through our Medway Libraries Libby App, including our eBook and eAudiobook app, which has a function to make any book dyslexia-friendly. 

If you prefer something with less words you can also view 1,500+ comics and graphic novels online for all ages.

How to sign up

  1. Sign up for a Medway Libraries library card
  2. Log in to view our eBooks and eAudiobooks catalogue online using your card number and PIN. Or use the Libby app on a smartphone, tablet, eReader or the Overdrive app if using a Kindle. More about how to access eBooks and eAudiobooks including on a Kobo or Nook
  3. Search for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and select “borrow”- We recommend changing the loan period to 21 days and downloading the book.
  4. Read the book
  5. Register for the book club discussions for ages 8 to 12 by emailing emily.maycock@medway.gov.uk or email kate.clifford@medway.gov.uk for the 13 to 16 and 16 and over group