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Choose Health & Wellbeing

Good emotional wellbeing and mental health is needed to enjoy life, achieve and successfully grown into adulthood.

If you need help or support, you can search for youth services in Croydon using the links below.

Health & Wellbeing

Reaching Higher’s mentoring programme pairs young people with a trained mentor. Across a 6 month period you will work through a personal development plan aimed at achieving a particular goal or objective in a young person’s life. The programme is aimed at 13-18 year olds. Find out more at

Palace for Life Foundation has been working with the South London community for over 25 years to change the lives of young people across South London. Find out how and join in.

 Mental health support

Who can help me feel happier? Find local services that can help you achieve a better mental wellbeing at

For when you just want to talk

Off the Record Youth Counselling provides free, independent and professional counselling for 14-25 year-olds in the Croydon area.
Tel: 020 8251 0251  Email:  Twitter: @talkotr

For fun things to do:

  • Goldcrest Youth Hub, Goldcrest Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 0PL
  • Winterbourne Youth Centre, Winterbourne Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7QT
  • Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre, 194 Selhurst Road, SE25 6XX
  • Legacy youth zone – coming soon! Whitehorse Road, Thornton Heath.
  • The Reaching Higher Football Academy is a FREE turn up and play football academy welcoming young people aged 11 – 18 years old.

For other services for young people in Croydon see

I choose to learn new skills

I choose to make a difference

I choose to have a life, not a knife