On this page, you will find the latest information from the Medway and Kent communities regarding clubs, activities and resources within your local area.
Chat Health - ChatHealth is a new messaging service launched for young people 11-19yrs in Medway.
Medway Community Healthcare's (MCH) School Nursing service has introduced a quick and easy way for young people to get directly in touch with a school nurse.
From 27/06/22, young people aged 11-19 in Medway can send a message, anonymously if they wish, to a school nurse to get confidential help and advice about a range of health concerns, including emotional health, sexual health, relationships, alcohol, drugs and bullying.
Further information can be found here: https://chathealth.nhs.uk/
The messaging service will be available Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 09:00 to 16:30. When a message is sent to the dedicated number 07480 635 786, an automated reply confirms the message has been received. A trained healthcare professional will reply to the message during office hours 09:00 to 17:00 within 24 working hours.
This is not an emergency service. Urgent help should be sought from an NHS walk-in centre or by calling NHS 111. In an emergency, dial 999 or go to A&E.
MedwayGo - Free events and holiday clubs for your children in the summer holidays!
If your child is aged between 5 and 16 years old and receives benefits-related free school meals, they are eligible to attend some of the exciting activity sessions and events running over the summer holidays across Medway.
MedwayGo is working with Medway Sport, Street Games, Street Soccer Foundation, Icon Theatre, Little Voices West Kent, Fuzion Active and Hoo Sports as well as lots of other local groups to offer free sessions, events, and activities for you to join.
Because all children are different, each club will offer different fun activities. These include arts and crafts, drama, sports, swimming, music, learning about animals and other exciting opportunities for children to try new things. There will be lots to do across the six weeks of the holidays!
Register Now! Bookings open from Monday 4th July 2022!
If you are eligible for free-school meals, visit the website https://go.medway.gov.uk to register yourself and your child and you can book on to the huge range of activities available from Monday 4th July 2022.
Please note, parents will be required to enter their national insurance number when booking. This is so we can check your child is eligible to attend the activities free of charge.
If your child is not eligible for free school meals, don’t worry – there will be information on other provision that is accessible.
Pupil Premium children can apply.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a code.
If you have any enquiries about the MedwayGo summer programme, please email email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
The BeYou Project - Porchlight - Porchlight is now running its BeYou project at Medway Youth Service centres. The project offers information, advice and support for LGBT+ young people and offers weekly meetups at four Medway Youth Centres. These are safe spaces that anyone who thinks they might be LGBT+ can come along to. You can meet new people who share some of the same feelings and experiences as you, socialise and just hang out in a safe and non-judgemental setting.
Find out more by following this link: https://thebeyouproject.co.uk/in-your-area/medway/
Supporting Separated Families Alliance: Kent - http://www.ssfak.org.uk/ - A website for families in Kent where relationships have broken down and separation is taking place.
SEND Online Safety Hub - NSPCC have has launched a new SEND online safety hub to help support parents and carers who have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The hub has a range of practical tips and advice on topics such as talking to people online and wellbeing. Visit their hub via this web link: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/send-online-safety-hub/