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).
We will be running sessions with youth workers that you can access using video chats.
Each session will last 40 to 60 minutes. You can join using your phone, tablet or computer.
How to join sessions using Microsoft Teams
We use 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 email@example.com.
We've changed some of the session times to avoid clashes and added a few extra sessions.
Talk to a youth worker
We offer 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 2 youth workers on any call.
Sessions are available Monday to Friday at times that work for you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot. Please let us know what area you live or which youth worker you would like to talk to.
The youth workers will contact you to arrange an online meeting. Once we have confirmed your meeting, we will send you a link. Use the link to join the sessions at your booked time. When you click the link you will be taken to a virtual waiting room before the call starts.
The youth workers for each area are:
- Chatham and Rochester area: Pieter Barry, Paul Khaira and Erin Scott
- Gillingham and Twydall area: Dave Elstone, Angela Taylor and Stella Willams
- Strood and the Hoo Peninsula area: Helen Elstone, Allan Harris and Lindsay Hartney
- Luton and Rainham area: Angela Cox, Dave Leece and Robb Wilson
If you would like to talk to another youth worker who is not listed, let us know and we will try to arrange it.
Join a youth work session
This is an online music club for ages 11 and older.
The fun space lets you talk about your favourite artists, albums and songs.
The aim of the session is to:
- get young people talking about music
- connect with people who like different music styles
- find out new genres you may not have heard before.
We will also be running games such as:
- beat the intro
- guess the artist
- guess the album
- guess the song.
If you have any ideas that you would like to include in these sessions, let us know.
Email email@example.com if you need any help joining or have any questions.
4pm: Minecraft club
Join young people and youth workers online to talk about as well as play, build and create on Minecraft.
If you have the latest version of Minecraft on XBOX, Playstation or PC join us in game or just drop in for a chat using Microsoft Teams.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help joining the session or joining the game online.
Join other young people who are interested in the creative arts. You will have the opportunity to take part in a choice of difference projects each week.
Email email@example.com if you need any help joining or have any questions.
7pm: Duke of Edinburgh award online
Work towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award online with Angela and Allan.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
There are currently no sessions on Fridays.
1pm: Online gaming club
An online session for young people interested in gaming. We collaborate, talk about, play and design lots of different games such as:
- Dungeons and Dragons
- console games
- mobile games
Email email@example.com if you need any help joining or have any questions.
Online book club
We are partnering with our library team to deliver a new online book club.
The club is for young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 with additional needs.
Sessions are split into age groups. All the books are available to read for free online at Medway Libraries.
Find out titles, dates and how to book on book clubs
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
- Sign up for a Medway Libraries library card
Reset your password if you already have an account but have forgotten your PIN.
Upgrade your child card to a teen card by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- 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
- 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.
- Read the book
- Register for the book club discussions for ages 8 to 12 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com for the 13 to 16 and 16 and over group