Under 18's borough guides

Lewisham

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. They provide training and education in a number of different subject areas as well as offering Apprenticeships and support in getting 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
Youthline 0345 634 7650
Referral
Self

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

Offers a wide range of sporting, cultural and educational facilities to young people aged between eight and eighteen years. Includes sports, boxing,gaming, IT, cooking, excursions, rollerskating, arts & crafts etc

Phone
020 8461 2597
Referral
Self
Website
http://www.banddyc.co.uk
Email

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

Assessment, treatment and care for children and young people, up to the age of 18, who have mental health problems.

Phone
020 7138 1249
Referral
Professional

Works with 16-35 year olds experiencing psychosis

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

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 structured support and guidance to young people experiencing difficulties.
FBMF runs evening sessions, summer programmes and residential courses offering life-skills and work placements for young people, male and female, from schools in and around Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth.

Phone
020 3417 0880
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

Initiative working to improve the emotional wellbeing of 10-14 year olds. Provides a range of counselling, support and activities to promote mental health and resilience.

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

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 8314 7474
Referral
Professional

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

Youth group for under 16’s who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans, or those unsure about their sexuality. Weekly meeting for support and socialising.

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

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

A Water sports 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
n/a
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