Due to the current government guidelines around the Covid-19 pandemic, LYP are suspending all of our face-to-face youth projects in Leatherhead and Bookham until further notice. Our counselling support and targeted groups continue online and over the phone.
However, you can still reach our team by email and telephone but please do bear with us if there is a short delay in picking up your message. If you are a young person who attends any of our projects and need to chat to a youth worker, please go to one of our official social media accounts.
Leatherhead Youth Project
Hello and welcome to the LYP website.
LYP is a local charity passionate about helping young people. We offer innovative youth services in Leatherhead, Bookham and across Mole Valley which aim to respond to local needs and help young people to be safe, happy and making positive changes in their lives.
We have a diverse range of projects and activities on offer in order to provide long-term support for ages 11-19, including BFree Youth Café, counselling & emotional well-being support, schools work, evening youth clubs, sports projects, international trips, outdoor expeditions and more!
Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about our work.
We take a relational and positive approach which provides support and skills to disadvantaged young people, helping them to overcome barriers they are facing and build a brighter future. We are a team of experienced youth workers and counsellors who care about the local community, and between us we have a total of 64 years of delivering services to young people in Leatherhead.
Our approach involves...
Every Day Youth Work - Offering services to young people every day to ensure they have things to do and places to go. At BFree Youth Cafe, we offer a safe, supportive base 5 days a week.
Prioritising Relationship - We take a relational approach to our youth work, ensuring that we build positive and appropriate relationships with young people and their families.
Being Holistic - From saying hello to a young person for the first time, through to supporting them into employment as an adult, we aim to offer a holistic service which supports every stage of their development as a young person.
Co-Production - We believe that young people should have the opportunity to shape and lead the youth work they engage in. We have several youth councils and steering groups to ensure young people take ownership over the projects at LYP.
Youth work and working from home, these are two things that I would never have put together. However, this is where I, and many others in the same field, currently find ourselves. I chose a profession that is very person…
Martin grew up in North Leatherhead, living with Mum and two younger siblings. He began attending our BFree Youth Cafe project aged 11, and became a regular visitor 5 days a week. Soon after, Martin came to Freestyle, our 4…
It’s been almost five years since I first started volunteering with Leatherhead Youth Project (LYP) and it continues to be one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made! I’d been looking for a way to contribute to the community…
We are recruiting for volunteers now! Volunteers help us deliver almost everything we do.
You will need to be able to relate to young people, build positive relationships with them and buy into our teamwork approach. Please contact us for a role description and to talk more about this if you are interested.
We have previously benefitted from individuals completing sponsored events on our behalf, such as Runs, Cycles and Triathlons. If you would like to raise funds for us, please contact us to discuss this further.