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Services Providing types of Counselling

If you are a young person who is caring within your family, you might not realise that you are a Young Carer. If you provide your family with emotional support or practical support including shopping, cooking or money, this can have an impact on your own health, social life or education.

As a Young Carer you can get extra help and support with your caring responsibilities. The Young Carers Service is a free and friendly service, offering support to young people who are caring for a parent or sibling.

If you are aged 7-25, live in Croydon and are caring for someone with a physical disability, mental health issue, long-term illness or learning difficulty, then this service is here to support you.

The Young Carers Service offer a wide range of activities to support you, including:

Counselling and Emotional Support: Free and confidential emotional support to young people aged 14-25 in Croydon.

Online SupportService: Free online counselling, peer group space and online workshops for young people aged 11-25.

Young Carers Service: Free help, support and information for young people aged 7-25 who live, work or study in Croydon and are caring for a family member.

Young Refugee Service: A specialist mental health service supporting young people aged 11-25 who are refugees, asylum seekers or forced migrants in Croydon.

Support Line: The telephone support line open 6 days a week on 0800 980 7475.

CHRIS: Support for young people in Croydon aged 14-25 affected by serious youth violence.