Over 18's borough guides

Lewisham

Promotes better health, education and other life opportunities for disadvantaged people through practical support, advocacy, information, advice, guidance and training. Runs a general metal health support group. Also a group to support African men who identify as gay around issues including drug & alcohol abuse and mental health issues.

Phone
0208 698 4473
Referral
Self

Works with young people who are experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation, going missing from home and being trafficked.

Phone
020 7700 2253
Referral
Self

Targeted one-to-one support to young people aged 13-18 (up to 24 with additional needs) who are experiencing difficulties at school, in the home or in the community. Develops tailored support plans and works with other agencies to meet identified needs.

Phone
020 8314 7549
Referral
Self

Provides training and positive activities to help marginalised & disadvantaged young people and adults achieve their full potential. We provide training and education in a number of different subject areas as well as offering Apprenticeships and support in getting you into employment.

Phone
020 8463 0598
Referral
Self

UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight & shape.

Phone
Helpline 0345 634 1414
Referral
Self

Activities for 8-19 year olds, (25 with additional needs) including sport, IT, cookery, gaming and homework support.

Young people’s sexual health charity. Provides a range of services to under 25’s at centres across London and the UK.

Phone
Helpline 0300 123 7123
Referral
Self

Day centre for adults who are vulnerable through homelessness, mental ill health, loneliness, severe poverty.

Phone
020 8692 6548
Referral
Self

Phone
020 3228 9300
Referral
Health Professional
Website
n/a
Email

Advice, support and counselling for 11-25 year olds. Help with anxiety, stress, bereavement & loss, surviving trauma, and other issues.

Phone
020 7403 2444
Referral
Self and Professional

African & Caribbean mental health services for adults including advocacy, support & counselling.

Phone
020 8695 1955
Referral
Self

A specialist service which offers floating support and accommodation to adults with ongoing mental health issues within Lewisham.

Phone
020 7089 1226
Referral
Self

A range of behaviour modification, crime prevention and personal development services to young people aged 8-25 years who are offenders or at risk of offending/re-offending. Promotes positive achievements as well as reinforcing the anti-knife, gun & violent crime message.

Phone
020 8662 4480
Referral
Self and Professional

Gives young people general information about medication for mental health issues. Does not give medical advice.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self - Online information

Activities for 8-19 year olds, (25 with additional needs) including dodgeball, football, cooking, arts & crafts, gaming, girls group.

Supports adults with mental health needs. Information & advice, courses and groups, peer support & volunteering. Specialist support is available for black and minority ethnic communities.

Phone
020 3228 0760
Referral
Self

For anyone aged 16-24 who is gang-involved or gang-affiliated to get support to exit

Phone
0207 021 0301
Referral
Self Professional

Tackling social exclusion through providing opportunities for young people to access a range of arts & media programmes. Also provides broader learning, support & development programmes to young people and those who wish to work with them.

Phone
07949 007171
Referral
Self

Provides a range of services for 16-25 year olds who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans, or those unsure about their sexuality. Weekly meetings with workshops, projects, and support.

Phone
020 8305 5000
Referral
Self

Created as a base for African Caribbean communities, now offers education support, dance and music activities.

Phone
020 8694 9727
Referral
Self

First point of contact to access adult mental health services

Phone
020 3228 9200
Referral
n/a
Website
n/a
Email

Personal development and one-to-one support for unemployed people with mental health issues. Information, advice and guidance, providing training and support with finding jobs and volunteer placements.

Phone
020 7732 0007
Referral
Self

Activities for 8-19 year olds, (25 with additional needs) including games, roller-skating, arts & crafts, cooking, and Wii & PlayStation nights.

Assessment, treatment, care and advice for rough sleepers aged 18-65 with severe mental health problems who are unable or unwilling to use other mental health care services. Work in day centres, hospitals and on the streets.

Phone
0203 228 1800
Referral
Professional

Provides gardening and creative opportunities for residents, including those with mental and physical ill health, reducing exclusion and prejudice.

Phone
020 8291 1650
Referral
Professional

A Watersports based Charity changing people’s lives and building life skills through sailing and rowing. Our primary objective is giving opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youths. Programmes are focussed on teaching transferable and employable skills.

Phone
020 8691 7502
Referral
Self

Offers counselling, psychotherapy, CBT and therapeutic social work to adults, young people and children.

Phone
020 8291 3436
Referral
Self and Professional

An arts organisation which works with comedy in many different settings. Works with young people on performance and workshops projects, Gang Busters dealing with issues around gangs and guns, art work, etc. From 8 years to adults.

Phone
020 7486 1844
Referral
Self

Service for young people up to age 25 to help with their drug & alcohol use.

Online support for young people about health, mental health, sex, alcohol & drugs, safety, housing, money, work & study, etc.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Activities for 8-19 year olds, (25 with additional needs) including dance, indoor & outdoor sports, climbing wall, IT, drama & music.

Works to empower marginalised young black people through a range of projects and programmes across London, helping them to transform themselves and their communities.

Phone
020 7250 8322
Referral
Self

A free app aimed at 12-25 year olds which gives instant information on topics such as mental health, drugs & alcohol, sex & relationships, etc.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

Activities for 8-19 year olds, (25 with additional needs) including pool, cooking, sports, dance, arts & crafts, PlayStation, music, and Duke of Edinburgh programme.

Advice, information and support for 13-25 year olds on a range of issues including housing, benefits, careers. Offers counselling by appointment.

Phone
020 8697 7435 or 020 8697 2152
Referral
Self