St Albans YC Hertfordshire Centre

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At the St Albans YC Hertfordshire Centre professionally trained personal advisers are on hand to give you all the information, advice and guidance you need to make the important decisions in your life - or just to talk through any problems you may have.

At the St Albans YC Hertfordshire Centre based at 41 Catherine Street (on the corner with Adelaide Street), YC Hertfordshire provide a free and confidential service for young people. We can give you information, advice and guidance on:


  • Benefits and finance
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Jobs and careers
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Sexual health
  • Training
  • Volunteering
  • Youth work projects and programmes

We also have PCs that can be used for research, developing CVs and searching for jobs and training. Trained staff can offer you the opportunity to sit down and discuss a wide range of topics confidentially and in private. You can come along with friends or parents/carers to see an adviser.

Sexual health and contraception
We also offer information on sexual health and relationships and access to free condoms via the C-Card scheme.

What is the c-card Hertfordshire scheme?

C-card Hertfordshire is a sexual health scheme for young people. Whether you're a young man or a young woman, straight, gay or questioning, this scheme aims to help you:

  • Make the right CHOICES regarding relationships
  • Get free CONDOMS to prevent unplanned pregnancies and reduce sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Get tested for CHLAMYDIA and other STIs
  • Understand the types of CONTRACEPTION available

YC Hertfordshire enables young people aged 13-19, up to 24 for those with learning difficulties and up to 21 for those leaving care, to access this scheme.

When you register you will be issued with a card which contains a unique ID number. You will then be able to use this to pick up free condoms from any registration or easy access point in Hertfordshire where you see the c-card logo.

The YC Hertfordshire St Albans Centre is a c-card registration and easy access (distribution) point during opening times.

Visit the c-card Hertfordshire website for more detailed information.

Opening times

The c-card and the information, advice and guidance services are available:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1.30-5pm

Appointments can be made by calling 01442 454060 or just drop in to see an adviser at these times.

Outside of these opening times you can email a personal adviser via the purple 'Need Advice' button here on the YC Hertfordshire website for a reply within two working days or visit the National Careers Service website for careers advice.

See details of the other YC Hertfordshire Centres here.


Venue: St Albans YC Hertfordshire Centre, 41 Catherine Street, St Albans AL3 5BN

Age Range: 13-19, up to 25 if you have a disability or learning disability

Cost: Free

Timing and Repeats:
Please see above for opening times of the St Albans YC Hertfordshire Centre.

Booking Info: Possible, but not necessary

PDF: Enabling young people to succeed leaflet

Contact: Robert Brown and Lynne Redpath, tel:01442 454616

Organisation: YC Hertfordshire St Albans Team, tel: 01442 454060, email:, website: click here...

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