Information on the affects of alcohol.
Information, advice and support to quit smoking.
Talk to Frank
Confidential and friendly information and advice about drugs.
Get the facts about gambling.
Careers & Employment
National Careers Service:
Online careers advice with helpful
advice on finding a college course or
The Prince's Trust
Gives practical and financial support to disadvantaged young people, helping them to develop key workplace skills.
Equality & Human Rights Commission
Gives free advice, information and guidance to individuals on equality, discrimination and human rights issues.
Includes advice on how to feel better and where to go for support.
Information and advice on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
Helpline, online support and self-help groups to people beat their eating disorders.
For young people affected by self-harm.
General health advice from the NHS including a symptoms checker.
MindEd for Families
Providing support for Parents and Carers around the mental health and wellbeing of children.
Online guide to the real world including health, housing, money and employment.
Provides advice on all aspects of housing, from homelessness to buying a home.
De Paul UK
Provides emergency accommodation for homeless young people aged 16-25 in the homes of approved volunteer hosts.
Provides 16-25yr olds access to housing, learning, personal development, training and
Housing, training and sports facilities, supporting young people and their families.
4all Between the Tracks + Afterschool Club (13 To 17 Years Old)
Between the Tracks + is our afterschool club for young people. Young people aged 13 to 17 years old come every week for a safe place to get together, play games and sport, and receive support from our volunteers with their homework. We have a really fun, relaxed atmosphere, and are a place for young people to come along, talk to their friends, and develop life skills.
Young people on the Lairdale, Peabody Hill and Rosendale Road estates are welcome to come along as much as they like!
Acacia School of Dance
- Ballet and tap and modern dancing
Bringing emotional and physical benefits through the language of dance to EVERYONE is our mission! Our highly experienced Principal and long-established school would love to welcome you to our community and take you on the journey from 3 – 18 and beyond, of the joy of expression through dance.
Phone: 0207 350 2928
Mobile: +44 7900 153731
Clapham Baptist Church,
823-825 Wandsworth Road, SW8 3JL
£4.50 per session
Afewee Academy Football Classes (10 To 16 Years Old)
Afewee Football Academy is widely renowned in the sport. Young boys and girls are encouraged from the earliest age to develop individual skills on the ball and to let their personality be expressed in their style of play. This gives our young athletes their distinctive flair, confidence, hunger and qualities which draw them to the attention of the academies.
Discipline and self-belief are key for a youngster’s progression within the game and their successful navigation through life’s challenges. Afewee’s methods are rigorous and demanding. Gaining the trust and respect of these often spirited youngsters is central to keeping them on track. Afewee expects our athletes to give of their best. Many rise to the challenge because they know that the tough Afewee regime is underpinned by understanding of the problems and pitfalls they face and a passionate commitment to helping overcome them.
Afewee boxing Classes - Junior Club (11 - 16 Yrs Old)
Open to all abilities & includes boxing technique & fitness. Classes offer the GB non-contact boxing awards programme as well as competitive opportunities.
The Boxing Gym is located on Level 1 in the Brixton Recreation Centre. No pre-booking is required for any classes and we provide all necessary equipment.
To enquire about any of the classes, please contact Head coach Bobby Miltiadous
Alford House Girls Youth Club
Alford House Girls Youth Club is open to all young women aged 8 to 18 years offering a variety of sports, games, creative and recreational activities. Such as art and music production in a safe and secure environment that is managed by our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
We take a break from this programme the same time as the schools break (Easter, Summer and Christmas) and will advertise any activity over these times on the Club notice boards.
We offers a range of additional support to young people this includes providing information, advice, and guidance to support young people to achieve their potential in education and help to prevent exclusion.
Alford House Music Production Studio Sessions
Music Production Studio sessions at Alford House Youth Club, come and get creative after school
Alford House Health and Fitness Studio Sessions
Tel: 020 7735 1519
All Sewn Up Training Project
All Sewn Up is a textile furnishing training project established in 1990, which provides marketable skills in design and craft, more specifically, in curtain making and textiles through selected City & Guilds accredited courses.
Based in Lambeth, trainees are from a wide variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds. The project’s inclusive ethos attracts many single parents and has a positive approach to disability.
For many it represents their first experience of adult education and employment preparation. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are integrated within the curriculum when needed.
Each course is limited to 12 learners per group which enables a high level of tutor support. Trainees attend one day a week for 36 weeks, in a relaxed and friendly environment with excellent facilities.
The City & Guilds courses rely on ongoing fundraising initiatives to support the program.
Fees and materials are subsidised by the Charity with a nominal student contribution, which is waived under hardship circumstances.
All Sewn Up now offers a Community Learning Program (CLP) which is self-funding. Some of the income generated helps to subsidise the City & Guilds courses.
Currently the CLP runs courses in soft furnishing and clothes making.
Bay Tree Youth Service
Creative and academic after-school clubs, 1-1 mentoring, ESOL classes & NEET support for young people aged between 6 to 18 years.
Tel: 0207 733 5283
BIG Besty's Inspirational Guidance
BiG (Besty’s Inspirational Guidance) aims to empower young people to feel more positive about themselves, and to want to succeed and enjoy developing. BiG develops and delivers a number of motivational programmes using educational and sporting activities that are focused at raising young people’s self-esteem while learning and all of BiG programmes are led by FA qualified coaches and or professionals and are organized efficiently carrying out risk assessments and satisfying all necessary legal requirements.
The football holiday programmes are designed to be exciting, educational and fun. They are delivered in a structured way that improves young people’s football skills, technical abilities, tactical awareness and general understanding of football, while at the same time developing key life skills such as leadership and team working.
Tel: 020 8676 3480
Mobile: 07908 950 630
Big Inspirations Online Programme – Youth Engagement Activity – Developing Business Ideas (16+ Years)
Young adults – over 16s – can, every Tuesday at 7pm engage in business start-up activities e.g.:
- Design own business ideas.
- Design ‘dragons den’ type competition for best business start-up opportunity
- Run and enter ‘dragons den’ type competition
This online programme will start on Tuesday 8th September and places will limited so to express an interest in registering onto this programme, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Inspirations Online Programme – Youth Engagement Activity – Skits Film Production & Movie Nights
Young adults between 13 and 15 year old can every Wednesday at 7pm engage in film production and film activities e.g.:
• Produce skits videos / own films based on own experience of lockdown
• Engage in motivational films night
Big Inspirations Online Programme – Youth Engagement Activity – Talents Shows / Sing-Offs / Dance-Off
Big Kid Foundation Virtual Youth Club
Virtual Youth Club – run via Instagram Live (fitness videos/challenges, discussions, interviews, video games, quizzes etc), Zoom, Houseparty (for informal chat, one-to-one/group mentoring)
Helpline – in the process of being set up. This will be promoted publicly for any young person in need of support or advice.
Emergency fund – to support young people in need of essential items, e.g., food, home learning equipment, etc. (Prioritised for young people already known to BIGKID)
Tel: 07990 853 188
Brixton Youth Theatre
Brixton Youth Theatre autumn classes for young people between the ages of 13 to 21 are now being held every Friday from 6 until 8pm throughout the autumn. And the classes are free.
You can find BYT at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road London SW2 1AS. To join them call 07960 964558 or you can email email@example.com
The programme includes some jam-packed workshops of acting and drama games, improvisation and text work, masterclasses and theatre visits.
The project is led by joint Artistic Directors Max Gold and David Baker. Between them they have a wealth of experience as actors and directors in theatre, film and television. As well as performing with leading theatres such as the RSC and the National, they have created and run numerous projects for young people throughout London, including at the Lyric Hammersmith, where David Baker was Director of Creative Learning and an Artistic Associate.
They have been involved in feature film casting and worked on set with young actors in films such as Thor 2. Brixton Youth Theatre members they have coached have won places at colleges ranging from RADA to the Brit School.
Brixton Youth Theatre also benefits from a wide network of theatre, film and TV professionals who will lead guest workshops and projects and will provide a direct link into the industry.
Care Trade U.K.
Care Trade believes passionately that all young people should be given the opportunity to reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives. Our ambition is to create new opportunities and choices for young people with autism.
1 in 100 children have an autistic spectrum condition that is over 8,000 school leavers every year: 800 of them live in London. Currently less than 25% go on to further or higher education and only 15% of all adults with autism work and just 4% go on to live independently.
There is evidence that with the right support many, many more of these young people are able and would like to work and to play an active part in their community. And for those whose autism limits their ability to become fully independent, they too need more choices and opportunities to live full and happy lives.
CareTrade founders Katharine Doré OBE and Karen Edwards are both parents of teenage autistic sons and were Founders and Trustees of Ambitious about Autism. Since the launch of our first pilot in January 2010, we have worked with over 90 young Londoners with autism. This is just the beginning.
Tel: 0203 375 6288
Counselling and support service for children and young people who have lost someone (child or adult).
Tel: 0207 501 9661
Reaching children and young people and encouraging them to seek advice and share worries can take many forms.
The Chat Health text messaging service is one of our digital resources which encourages young people living in Lambeth and Southwark, aged 11 to 19 years, to confidentially ask for help from their local school nursing team on a range of health issues.
Examples may include:
- emotional wellbeing
- sexual health
Tel: (Text Only) 075
Child Bereavement U.K.
We help children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.
Coronavirus is having an impact on everyone, including individuals and families facing bereavement, professionals who work with families, and our supporters. There is guidance and information to help and support at this difficult time.
Our Helpline is operating as normal, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (except Bank Holidays).
Helpline: 0800 02 888 40
ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you.
There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young people
The quickest way to get through, you can call on any phone for free and it won’t show on your bill. You can talk to us about anything. No problem is too big or too small.
Log in for a 1-2-1 chat with s counsellor in a safe space online about whatever is worrying you.
Send an email from your Childline locker. We’ll try to reply within 24 hours, but it might take longer.
Because of the coronavirus, we’ve had to make some changes to how Childline works. For now, you can only speak to a Childline counsellor online or on the phone from 9am – midnight.
Code 7 Ltd
Code 7 established in 1996 as a performance group and performed at events. We became a youth group and started running youth music projects in 2000.
We are a registered charity, company ltd by guarantee and provider of Asdan Accreditations. We currently deliver our services at Springfield Community Centre.
We work with excluded communities, through therapeutic practice, music therapy self-help strategies and to help address the challenges they face with a focus on public health, curbing violence and creating positive opportunities for self-development, education or employment. We will work towards sustainable community development, improve a broad range of skills that can empower communities to take more control and responsibility for their lives and local communities and promote positive engagement with wider society.
The in-house service we deliver is music/multimedia for all young people; including mediation, intervention, inclusion, personal development, life skills, job search and enterprise.
Tel: 020 7998 1531
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre
Access fitness advice in a supportive and fun environment. Enjoy exercise and understand how to use gym equipment effectively.
•5.30-6.30pm, Youth gym with personal trainer, 14+ years
•6.30-7.00pm, Young adults gym inductions with free membership, 16+ years
•5.30-7.00pm, Healthy eating, personal development and coaching in the Community Room, 12-21 years
•5.30-7.00pm, Fitness sessions in Studio 1 for 12+ years
Please note the sessions are free but you must register first.
Tel: 020 7021 1608
Mobile: 07949 132675
Coin Street Under 20's Stay 'N' Play
Are you a parent under 20 years old with a child (ren) between the ages of 0 to 5 years? If yes then come along with your babies and toddlers for midwifery care including breastfeeding, contraception advice, access to Coin Street’s specialist support for training and employment, childcare and more.
Tel: 020 7021 1600
Coin Street Upgrade Yourself: Tutoring and Mentoring
Peer tutoring and mentoring in a variety of subjects to boost confidence and attainment for young people aged 10 to 18 years.
Please note, this is a FREE activity but you must register first.
Tel: 020 7021 1600
Coin Street Youth Night
An evening of entertainment for 8-12 year olds and 13-19 year olds. Includes football, basketball, table tennis, arts and crafts plus trips. Come along and enjoy yourself, all you have to do is simply turn up!
Please note the times below for specific ages;
• 16.00 to 18.30 is for 8 to 12 years old
• 18:00 to 20:00 is for 13 to 19 years old
Tel: 020 7021 1625
Dash - Young People's Sexual health and Substance Use Service
Sexual health and substance use support.
Outreach referral based service for young people.
Tel: 07920 465 048
Domestic Abuse, Violence against Women And Girls
Survivors of domestic abuse may feel particularly alone & at risk during self-isolation. If you’re in Lambeth the Gaia Centre can help. Confidential advice & support by phone, text or email – whatever’s safest. Gaia can support with options around safe housing and legal advice for survivors
Tel: 020 7733 8724
Ebony Horse Cllub
Ebony Horse Riding Club ise a community riding centre based in Coldharbour Ward, Brixton South London. We teach riding and horse care, take groups to outdoor events and on trips away.
With us, children learn new skills, develop aspirations and take on new responsibilities. They feel part of something important, building confidence and improving wellbeing. Through our youth services work we also mentor children, giving support to those that need it most.
We offer new experiences outside of what children know, helping them to break away from stereotypes. They benefit from the powerful, life-changing influence that contact with horses can bring.
We also mentor children through issues that can profoundly affect their ability to achieve later in life. Through the support and experiences available Ebony Horse Club, our members are encouraged to exceed their own expectations. Many are inspired to go on to college, university or horse-related careers.
Tel: 020 7738 3478
Female, Fitness, Education, Motivation Youth Project
FFEM is a wellness & leadership project that works with girls & women, predominantly from low income areas, who are at a higher risk of social & sporting exclusion.
FFEM uses the power of sport & education to build confidence, positive mental wellbeing, and resilience & leadership skills in young girls, which we feel achieves our ultimate goal –
Greater future aspirations.
We at FFEM are committed to unify, inspire and create opportunities for females of all ages. FFEM focuses on using the power of sport and fitness to engage females and develop confidence and wellbeing. We are particularly focused on tackling the drop out in physical activity for young girls during puberty.
F.F.C.F. Black Prince Trust Kicks Friday Session
We use the power of football to support young people in some of the most high-need areas of London through free football sessions and targeted interventions.
Proud partners of the Premier League Charitable Fund, we deliver Fulham Kicks to inspire young people to achieve their potential and improve their wellbeing; working together to build safer, stronger, and more inclusive communities.
Fight 4 Changes - Free Boxing Sessions For Young People
Fight 4 Change are offering free boxing session for young people aged between 8 to 25 years old, please get in touch with us for more information.
Tel: 07791 638 683
Inspirational Youth Phone Support - Referral Only
Inspirational Youth is a social enterprise which engages young people of the Lambeth community through intervention programmes using gamification, skill workshops, mindfulness tools, martial arts and mentoring.
During this period of time we are currently supporting young people already engaged with our service from the ages of 5 to 16 years of age. We have capacity for a few referrals from professional or guardians of young people who may be concerned with a young person’s well-being. Mentoring, support or for a general chat can be provide by phone communication, whether text, WhatsApp, or phonecalls and online communication apps such as Zoom.
Please be aware we have limited resources due to support already being provided but if emergency/essential support is needed please refer information to Louise by email
Juvenis’ main focus is on supporting young people from vulnerable and disenfranchised communities and especially those at risk of offending and criminal behaviours.
Juvenis also provides support and advice for young people on a range of topics:
- encourage better behaviour and attendance at school
- getting into further education, employment, volunteering or training
- sex and relationship advice
- family & housing issues
- drug and alcohol issues
- potential crime involvement
- appropriate adult support
- through the gate support and resettlement
Offering tried and tested methods of engaging and supporting those affected young people including: positive activities at key times provide one to one mentoring and support in life choices, personal development and life skills workshops.
Juvenis is mainly for young people aged 16-19 (up to 25 years for those with additional needs). Younger people (aged over 11) can use the service if they need to outside school hours.
Lambeth Information And Advice Support Service (IASS) For Children And Young People
Tel: 020 7926 1831
Mobile: 020 7926 9805
Lambeth Young Carers Service & Adult Carers Service
The Carers’ Hub team are here to support unpaid carers living in Lambeth, or caring for someone living in the Borough, during this difficult time by offering:
- Wellbeing calls to check in with adult carers, and with young carers and their families
- A monthly programme for adult carers of peer support groups, social activities and training, which is currently being offered via virtual groups
- Virtual catch ups and group activities for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers, to connect, check in and have fun together.
Carers can self-refer or professionals can refer, please contact us for more details.
We are continuing to accept new referrals. Please note that due to staff shortages carers/families may experience a delay in hearing from us, but we will be in touch as soon as we can.
Tel: 0207 501 8972 – young carers
Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF), Young People & Covid-19 Support
The service is aimed at supporting Spanish and Portuguese speaking young people to stay connected, active and improve their English through targeted weekly activities on online platforms.
For more info or to refer a Spanish or Portuguese speaking young person please contact the LAYF phone during operating hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All our services are delivered in Spanish and Portuguese, we offer;
- Regular check in and contact with young people and families
- Information on latest COVID-19 related government advice translated in Spanish and Portuguese
- Information on school closure and grades assessment
- Referral to relevant services such as the NHS, food banks etc
- Interactive activities to improve the English language
Please note you can ring, text or What’s App to this number.
Tel: 07803 704 226
Lifelong Family Links
Lifelong Family Links works in partnership with children, young people and adults with a disability, their careers, relatives and community-based service providers to deliver flexible services within the community designed to improve the lives of disabled people.
We provide services which challenge the disadvantage and discrimination faced by disabled people, helping them develop skills that ensure a successful transition to adulthood and the maximisation of their personal and educational potential.
Our activities include running clubs and special sessions for disabled children and young people, including after school and Saturday clubs and holiday playschemes with specialist workshop activities, including music therapy, IT skills, sports and creative play. We provide assisted transport to encourage accessibility and we also work with service users’ families, organising family day trips and outings.
In addition, LFL provides 1:1 linking services and support for young people referred to us by social services. Our Lambeth activities are targeted towards improvements in young people’s wellbeing, developing their life skills and promoting employability. Since 2016, we have been running life and employment skills accreditation courses (ASDAN) and our student achievement levels are excellent.
Tel: 02086 718939
Through our focused work with youth we seek to provide a strong foundation of therapeutic development, creative expression, key life skills and core communication skills, opening up progression routes into extended support networks, sports, the arts, education, training and employment. We seek to provide a platform for youth to create new and positive identities for themselves, breaking free from identities such as ‘gang member’, ‘criminal’, ‘deprived’, ‘NEET’.
Tel: 07960 331 223 – Andrew
NOPA - Number 1 Performing Arts
The children and young people are referred to us because of their challenging behaviour which may be putting themselves or others at risk of harm or exclusion.
We support the child to explore the impact of these behaviours and develop ways to express themselves and manage their behaviour in a more positive way.
The child becomes self-aware and gains skills that will be taken with them into adulthood.
This process works best if the adults around the child are fully engaged too. In this way, we encourage parents and carers, teachers or any other significant adult to honestly evaluate their relationships and interactions.
We provide practical and emotional support and guidance to enable positive change and improved relationships with the child.
This child-centred approach allows us to ensure that “Every Child Matters” but also ensures the important people in their lives thrive too.
Tel: 0203 031 9566
Renaissance Foundation inspires young people facing various serious challenges to fulfil their unique potential. We focus exclusively on three hard-to-reach groups: young carers, young patients suffering from life-long/life-limiting illnesses and transitioning from children’s care to adult care, and young pupils from deprived backgrounds (‘school pupils at risk’). All are referred to us by well-respected authorities when they are 13-16 years old.
Whilst each group is dealing with certain specific issues, research has proven that these three groups have educational, social and emotional challenges in common. These include lower academic attainment, high unemployment rates, isolation, self-destructive behaviour and lack of self-esteem. With this in mind, the charity was set up over a decade ago by Sat, following his experience of being a young patient and young carer himself. We are an independently-funded charity, which means that there is no cost implication for our referring partners or beneficiaries.
Tel: 020 3287 2069
St Matthews’s Project
To provide a safe and encouraging environment where young people can come together and enjoy structured sports and learning opportunities. To help the young people of Lambeth fulfil their potential and improve their well-being both physically and emotionally through targeted support to children and families.
Southwark Black Mentor Scheme
One-to-one mentoring support to black pupils needing encouragement and advice to get started in life. The young people are helped to set personal goals, pass exams at school and achieve what is important to them.
Tel: 020 7525 5031
Inspired To Work
Inspired to Work (Low – Medium Support): The Employer Mentors Project brings together employers and young people to provide those living in Southwark with work placements, mentor support and employability training. The project equips young people with hands on experience in the sector they aspire to work in and key employability skills that employers are looking for so they can confidently progress to, and sustain, paid employment
Young people aged between 18-24 year olds, Southwark Residents, Actively looking for work.
Tel: 020 7740 6868
Mobile: 07590 985 123
This programme is designed for special needs young people and adults. Sessions are conducted in open spaces or courts. Different skills and techniques will be facilitated.
The course will be conducted at each individuals pace.
We Are The Running Charity
Homelessness can happen at any time and to anyone. And when it happens to a young person it can affect them for the rest of their life. At least 83,000 young people in the UK are homeless right now and, with homeless young people almost twice as likely to die as their non-homeless peers, there is an urgent need to push for change.
We believe that running builds resilience, confidence and self-esteem and use this to improve the lives of 16-25 year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
We know that running builds the fitness and goal-setting mentality that are key tools to help these young people to build healthy, sustainable futures. And develop and deliver personalised programmes to support some of the most vulnerable young people in London and Manchester.
Most of us can count on our families for love, support and guidance when we need it most. But young people in care have to grow up without this safety net. And at age 18, the limited support they do receive drops substantially at a really critical time. This lack of support can leave them feeling abandoned and vulnerable and facing a future of further disadvantage.
We’re here to fill that gap and to support young care-leavers on their journey into adulthood. We help them move towards practical, financial, social and emotional independence and a happier and more fulfilling future.
Clapham Youth Centre
Tel: 020 7274 3011
Address: 61 Lyham Road, London London SW2 5DH
My Health London
Directory of London health services that allows you to find and compare services.
Listing all sexual health services across the London area.
Online directory of services and activities for young people in Lambeth.
Free confidential and independent advice
on how to deal with debt problems.
Need to Talk
Free and confidential service for children aged up to 19yrs. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything, no problem is too big or small.
If something is troubling you, you can contact the Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
Not sure where to turn? Get Connected provides a free and confidential helpline service for young people under 25.
Out and About
Get Active London
Search from thousands of sports & activities providers across London.
The Phone App Library
A directory of mobile apps that have been approved by the NHS.
Free and confidential information and support for under 25s.
Providing information about sexual health and contraception.
An innovative new sexual health information website, created by young people in Lambeth for young people.
Provides access to free condoms in locations across London.
Streatham Hill Sexual Health and Reproductive Health Clinic, 41A-C Streatham Hill, London, SW2 4TP
Young Person Drop in Clinic Every Wednesday, 1pm to 6pm
A free, confidential, non-judgemental
sexual health service for 18 years old
Contraception options, testing, treatment for sexually
transmitted infections and advice
drop in, no need to book an