Under 18's borough guides

Merton

A youth club run by members of the church and members of Share Jesus International and other volunteers. Activities include table tennis, pool, table football, computer games and film and games nights.

The Acacia Adventure Playground is for all children and young people aged 8-16. It is a stimulating and challenging play space where play workers are on site at all times when the playground is open. Facilities include a giant climbing frame, fire pit, trampoline, treehouses, a giant swing, wigwams and a spinner. Indoor activities are also provided, including table tennis.

Phone
020 8274 5121
Referral
Self

A centre for Merton residents of all ages which offers many varied activities and services; something for all, focussed on family support, healthy lifestyles and helping people to live and work together across the generations. Most activities are free.

Phone
020 8274 5121
Referral
Self

Making Colliers Wood Happy! is a project about personal happiness and community building. This includes free and low cost activities for children and young people - especially during the holidays - such as African drumming, football, basketball, tennis, chess, crafts etc.

Provides recreational and sporting activities, eg boxing programmes, as well as advocacy, advice, guidance and awareness.

Phone
07944 679 375
Referral
Self

A youth club for young people aged 12–19. The club is a safe and welcoming space which has lots of games and activities for young people.

Phone
020 8646 6564
Referral
Self

Multi disciplinary team providing mental health services up to age 18

Phone
020 8254 8061
Referral
Health & Education Professional

Walk-in family planning clinic. Young people welcome (including under 16s). Free and confidential help, information and advice. Contraceptives including pills, condoms and emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and referral for abortion. Also offers chlamydia screening.

Phone
Patrick Doody Clinic 020 3458 5115. Wide Way Clinic 020 3458 5200
Referral
Self and Professional

Works with 17-35 year olds experiencing psychosis

Phone
020 8254 8358
Referral
Health Professional
Website
http://www.swl-tr.nhs.uk
Email

The Endeavour Club provides a safe environment for young people to enjoy many activities. The facilities within the club include 5-a-side football, table tennis, pool, snooker, volleyball, badminton, basketball, fitness room, dance studio, television room and tuck shop. The club organises outings and a DJ Workshop.

Phone
020 8540 3129
Referral
Self

Come and try out BNX at the Acacia Rad Track for free. Bike, helmet and gloves provided. Registration required at your first visit. You must be able to ride a bike to participate.

An introduction to athletics for young people over the school summer holidays and half terms. Open to existing and new members of Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Clubs. Young people will have the chance to enter up to 10 competitions. £1 per session.

Phone
020 8761 4308
Referral
Self

Information, advice and support for young people aged 13 to 19. Insight is a safe and secure environment where young people can drop in and come for support in their studies, college placement, job search, sexual health issues, housing advice, positive activities for young people and Connexions Personal Advisers.

Phone
020 8687 5226
Referral
Self and Professional

KICKZ (Fulham Football Club Foundation) offers football sessions every Wednesday and Friday at Liberty Primary School. A third session runs on Thursdays at Steers Mead Children's Centre in partnership with Uptown UK. All sessions are free and open to boys and girls.

Phone
Chris on 0208 336 7586
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

Basketball club for young people aged 14 to 19. Open to all young people in the borough of Merton. costs £1 a session.

Phone
Stephanie 020 8623 1000
Referral
Self

The Youth Service runs many different activities and projects for all young people in Merton. Many of these offer the chance to get an accreditation and certificates.

Phone
020 8274 5878 or 020 8274 5801
Referral
Self and Professional

Support for young people, under the age of 25, with their own or who are affected by someone else's, substance / alcohol misuse.

Phone
020 3701 8642
Referral
Self and Professional

Providers of free football for girls aged 13 to 15 years in South West London. The league consists of six teams, 90 players and all matches are played at King George's Playing Fields Lower Morden. Suitable for all skill levels and all girls are guaranteed a match every week.

Phone
Marie-Louise on 020 8540 7979
Referral
Self

Nightlife is a weekly youth group held at Queens Road Church. Nightlife is an open youth group that caters for both Christian and non-Christian young people in and around Wimbledon. It gathers 150 young people on a weekly basis who take part in a wide range of activities including indoor football, raves, open-mic nights and challenging workshops.

Phone
020 8947 1859
Referral
Self

Activities include career workshop, music projects, table tennis, sports, cooking, half-term schemes, arts and crafts, computer suite with internet access, homework club, debates, youth committee, circuit training (Tuesdays), outdoor trips, residentials during school holidays and much more.

A weekly youth club in Pollards Hill.

Phone
admin@phbc.org.uk
Referral
Self

Sports Room runs is a great place for 11 to 16 year olds to chill out or be active. If you’re feeling energetic you can burn off energy playing football, basketball or dodge ball. But if you want to take things a bit easier you could just play pool or relax in the sports lounge.

Phone
n/a
Referral
Self

SportsCoach provides 6-15 year olds with 3 hours of sport, team challenges and fun on Saturday mornings during term time. Half price scholarships where needed.

Phone
Adrian on 01932 875138
Referral
Self

supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people in crisis. Every day we deal with the effects homelessness can have on young people's lives.

Phone
020 7831 6562 or 020 7405 6929
Referral
n/a

The Squad Youth Club is a Charity based in Merton that helps young adults aged 12 - 24 yrs with all types of disabilities and behavioural disorders challenge barriers to have fun, socialise with other young people and learn new skills.

Phone
07968 142227
Referral
Self

A universal youth club inclusive to all regardless of disability.

Phone
Joan on 07957 112 260
Referral
Self

to support the process of rehabilitation and resettlement of ex-offenders by offering employment and training to deliver Youth Empowerment Services to young people.

Phone
07805 870553
Referral
n/a

Do it 4 Real Summer Residential Camps offer 10-19 year olds the chance to enjoy a range of activities. Large discounts available for families receiving Child Tax Credit., Income Support, Working Families Tax Credit or free school meals.

Phone
01629 592 530
Referral
Self and Professional

Kingston and Wimbledon YMCA provides accommodation for 110 young single people aged 16-35 who are in housing need and have a local connection with the borough.

Phone
020 8542 9055
Referral
n/a

Lavender Kickz - alternative universal youth club sessions at lavender children's centre, in partnership with Fulham FC

Phone
07957 112 260
Referral
Self

The Merton Youth Justice Service (YJS) is a partnership of different agencies, which aims to prevent and reduce youth offending within the Borough.

Phone
020 8274 4949
Referral
Self and Professional