Under 18's borough guides

Croydon

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

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

Phone
Youthline 0345 634 7650
Referral
Self

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

Accommodation, advice and support services for young people facing homelessness. They also offer a young parent’s project to girls aged 16 and over.

Phone
0208 683 0227
Referral
Self

Offers a range of advice and recreational services including advice on education and health & education for children excluded from school.

Phone
020 8771 9700
Referral
Self

Provides assessment, treatment & advice to children & adolescents with mental health problems, and their families.

Phone
020 3228 0000
Referral
Professional
Website
http://www.slam.nhs.uk
Email

Counselling, information, advice and advocacy for young people 11-25 in the Croydon area. Support with employment, housing, benefits and health education.

Phone
020 8680 0404
Referral
Self

Offers supplementary education to BME youth 4-18 years, plus projects such as Pacemakers Mentoring to help young people achieve more, improve self esteem, and deal with gang issues.

Phone
020 8686 7865
Referral
Self

A drop-in for young people aged 14-21 to get counselling, advice & support from professionals who can identify and signpost to additional help or intervention. Helps parents worried about their children getting caught up in crime or antisocial behaviour.

Phone
020 8760 5530
Referral
Self

Youth offending teams work with young people that get into trouble with the law. They look into the background of a young person and try to help them stay away from crime. They also:
• run local crime prevention programmes
• help young people at the police station if they’re arrested
• help young people and their families at court
• supervise young people serving a community sentence
• stay in touch with a young person if they’re sentenced to custody

Phone
020 8404 5800
Referral
Professional

Delivers 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

Offers free sporting activities for 14-19 year olds.

Phone
0750 0884654
Referral
Self

Youth and community centre, various activities available.

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

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self - Online information

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 free counselling and support services to young people aged 14-25 experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Phone
020 8251 0251
Referral
Self

Youth club for young people.

Phone
020 8688 9921
Referral
Self
Website
n/a
Email

Runs a range of activities for young people.

Phone
020 8653 3449
Referral
Self

Provides an environment where young people can engage in various youth club activities, whilst also sharing their feelings about their sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Phone
07504 722 171
Referral
Self

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

Youth centre with different activities throughout the week including pool, table tennis, football, basketball, etc.

Phone
020 8662 9222
Referral
Self

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

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

A therapeutic counselling service for children, young people, their parents and carers.

Phone
020 3239 5089
Referral
Self and Professional

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

Provides a range of activities for young people.

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

Provides a range of activities for young people.