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Redbridge: Age 11-18

The Youth Wellbeing Directory

This is a website managed by The Anna Freud Centre to help anyone up to the age of 25 find mental health and emotional wellbeing advice and support more easily.




This is a helpline service that is provides emotional supports for various issues and can also search their database of trusted organisations across the UK for sources of further specialist help. They also provide an enhanced service for parents worried about psychological health and wellbeing.


Number: 0808 808 4994 (Open from 11am - 11pm every day)


Student Minds

The UK’s student mental health charity which works with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. On the website, you can find information, advice and services provided, such as peer support programmes.



Young Minds

YoungMinds is a charity that aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. The website provides education, information and resources related to mental health specialised for children and young people as well as for their families.

YoungMinds offer free telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person.


YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: Text YM to 85258


Anna Freud – On My Mind

On this section of the website, you can find information which aims to empower young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing. The pages have been co-produced by young people to help other young people.


The AFC Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support for young people across the UK.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text AFC to 85258.



Childline is a counselling service for children and young people. The helpline is 24-hour and free.

Telephone: 0800 1111



Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. It is free and anonymous.

Call: 116 123




Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people (aged 11-25), accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop.

Counsellors available until 10pm every day. Free, safe and anonymous online counselling for young people. Check whether this is offered in your area.



The Mix

The Mix provides information, support and listening for people under 25 on topics to relationships to school stress and family problems.  It provides free, confidential support via online, social and mobile.

Talk via online, social or the free, confidential helpline.

Free phone: 0808 808 4994 (open 24hours per day)

Crisis messenger service: Text THEMIX to 85258




A confidential listening service for the LGBT+ communities


Helpline: 0300 330 0630 (open 10:00 to 22:00 every day)


Emails are typically replied to within 72 hours


Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

This is a helpline for young males aged 16 to 35 years, suffering from depression and low self-esteem. CALM provide listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat.


UK helpline: 0800 58 58 58
London helpline: 0808 802 58 58 


Ditch The Label

Ditch The Label help young people navigate through issues related to bullying, such as improving mental health, body image, coming out and building confidence and self-esteem.




A charity that offers advice and resources for young people experiencing or affected by mental health problems, including videos, apps and hosting conferences. Stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.



Doc Ready

Doc Ready helps young people get ready for the first time you visit a doctor to discuss your mental health.




The NHS Go app provides young people with confidential health advice and greater access to health information. You can find local services in some areas and learn about health and your rights as a user of the NHS.


East London Out Project

Services include counselling and young people’s services for the LGBT communities



Stonewall Youth

This website has helpful advice and information for the LGBTQ+ community.

If you need to talk to someone, you can also call the Stonewall information service on 08000 50 20 20



Coping Through Football

This project runs specific sessions for young people aged 12-17 years in Fairlop playing field for individuals from Redbridge. The session takes place on Mondays at 4-5:30pm, and are free. However, you will need a healthcare professional to complete a referral for you. If you do not have a healthcare professional, you can contact the coordinator to discuss your situation.

For more details, contact Through Football Project Coordinator, Sonia Smith:

Tel: 07538 101450



Hainault Youth Centre

COVID-19 Update: Activities are suspended currently.

We offer a wide range of activities including:

  • two after school clubs - activities include arts and crafts, music DJing, sports, cooking and workshops
  • holiday activities, including day trips
  • DJ, MC and Music Tech come and learn to DJ and produce your own tunes with the latest software
  • information, advice and guidance (including Young People friendly)
  • C Card distribution point
  • chlamydia screening and pregnancy testing
  • Membership is £4 a term.

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Contact us

Address: Hainault Youth Centre, 116 Huntsman Road, IG6 3SY

Telephone: 07908 809 765/ 020 8500 8071




Wanstead Youth Centre

COVID-19 Update: Activities are suspended currently.

These activities are for young people aged between 13 and 19 year olds.

The facilities the centre has to offer are:

  • a large hall with a stage
  • gym 
  • sports hall where you can play football, basketball
  • an IT suite
  • a chill-out zone/lounge
  • television room
  • canteen
  • sounds room
  • sensory room

Memberships for Open Access sessions are £4 per term.


Telephone: 020 8989 1711




Ilford Sports Club

COVID-19 Update: Activities are suspended currently.

Ilford Sports Club aims to provide affordable sporting and recreational facilities for the local community and a venue for various events and functions

Contact: Terry Austen

Telephone: 020 8514 8352 | 07818 000 643 (Hall Hire)


Address: Ilford Sports Club, The Pavilion, 486 High Road, IlfordEssexIG1 1UE



Essex Boys and Girls Clubs - Wanstead Youth Club

  • Essex Boys and Girls Clubs are working on a fully funded project and looking to expand youth provisions in Redbridge, offering new opportunities to young people in an all-inclusive environment. This new provision is for open for all 10-25 year olds, with an emphasis upon catering for young people with disabilities.
  • An inclusive youth work curriculum will be in place, incorporating alternative activities such as music and drama with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through sport and recreation.
  • Entry cost: £1 per person

Contact Callum Alexander

Telephone: 01245 264783



Address: 144 Elmcroft Avenue, London, E11 2DB

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