Young Adults & Children


Croydon IAPT - (SLAM ) IAPT

We are a free and confidential NHS service provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. We offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 18 years and over, who are registered with a Croydon GP.

Telephone: 020 3228 4040

MIND in Croydon

Mind in Croydon is working to promote good mental health. It seeks to empower people to lead a full life as part of their local community.

Telephone: 020 8668 2210


Off The Record Croydon

Free and confidential counselling to young people aged 14-25 who live, work or study in Croydon.

Telephone: 020 8251 0251
Facebook: talkOTR
Twitter: @talkOTR

Croydon Drop In

Croydon Drop In is accessible, confidential, independent, safe and flexible for young people (aged 11-25) seeking free support and counselling.

Telephone: 020 8680 0404



Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss your mental health issues.


Croydon Sexual Health Centre

The Croydon Sexual Health Centre provides a free, comprehensive and confidential sexual health service.


Croydon Sexual Health Centre
530 London Road


National Sexual Health Helpline

If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open from 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Croydon Young People's Substance Misuse Service

Croydon Young People’s Substance Misuse Service is for anyone under 18 in Croydon with a drug or alcohol issue.

Telephone: 0208 686 3945


Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.


Home Start Croydon

Many parents need advice, support and friendship during the early years of parenthood.

Home-Start helps families by providing practical and emotional support in the home where there is at least one child aged 5 or under.

Telephone: 020 8667 0207


Do you have concerns about your Child’s Speech and Language?

Best Start Chatterbox Groups are drop-in groups for Croydon families with children under the age of 5 years old who have concerns about their child’s talking or interaction. They are run jointly by Children’s Centre and Speech and Language Therapy Staff across the borough to promote, encourage and support speech, language and communication development.

Download the Chatterbox Flyer April to July 2018.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you may be qualify for food vouchers and healthy vitamins if you are on certain benefits. The free vitamins can be collected from Best Start children’s centres and health centres.

For more info visit:


Best Start Services

Best Start is a service from pregnancy until your child turns 5. It is made up of a number of different organisations all working together to give your child the best start in life by offering both targeted and universal support.

Facebook: croydonbeststart
Twitter: @cbeststart

CSCB (Croydon Safeguarding Children Board)

Croydon Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) is the statutory body that brings together local agencies that work to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people up to the age of 18 in the borough.



Place2Be is a children’s mental health
charity working with pupils, families
and staff in UK schools. They provide
counselling and mental health support
and training, using tried and tested
methods backed by research.






Childhood Vaccines Timeline

These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK.


Happy Maps

Information for all ages from babies to young adults.
You'll find everything from sleep problems to anxiety, bullying, self-harm, coping with divorce, autism, ADHD, gender dysphoria and more .



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