Look after yourself 2021-09-06T11:14:15+00:00
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Feeling well emotionally helps you enjoy life, achieve your goals and be the person you want to be. So looking after your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health.

It’s not unusual to feel anxious or stressed. Remember to look after yourself, look out for others, and get help if you need it.

  • I choose to be a shoulder to cry on
  • I choose to speak up for people to be happier
  • I choose to look after my wellbeing
  • I choose to look out for others
  • I choose to put a smile on someone's face

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Youth Mental Health Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in different ways, young people have had it especially tough. Decisions that affect you directly have been made and you’ve not had a lot of say in the matter. From lockdowns to home schooling and exams being cancelled, young people have had to deal with quite a lot. The focus of  YMHD 2021 will be about how young people can #StrideForward with their mental health. This year we want to encourage young people across Croydon to reflect on how the last year has impacted their lives and share how they will #StrideForward and move towards positive mental health.

Get help

If you find that you’re struggling with your mental health, There are local options available to you. click on the links below to find help and resources that are right fro you.

Croydon Drop-in

Croydon Drop In offers counselling to young people aged 11-25.

Tel: 020 8680 0404
Website: croydondropin.org.uk

Croydon Talking Therapies

Exam stress? Difficulty coping? Not Fitting In? Croydon Talking Therapies is a FREE, confidential NHS service to help you.

Telephone: 020 3228 4040
Email: croydoniapt@slam.nhs.uk
Website: search ‘Croydon talking therapies’


Ment4 offers one-to-one specialist mentoring for 12 to 17 year olds in Croydon and helps them achieve their goals.

Website: www.ment4.org

Off the Record

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: croydon@talkofftherecord.org
Website: www.talkofftherecord.org

Croydon young people are making positive choices. See their stories here.

Young Croydoners share their ambitions in this short film. See our YouTube playlist