Turning Point’s Young People’s Substance Misuse Service Information

Your life, your path Turning Point’s Young People’s Substance Misuse Service is your drug and alcohol service. We offer support across the whole borough at a number of locations.

If you’re 18 or under and live in Croydon then we are here for you. if you are affected by drug or alcohol use – your own or another’s – or just want some information, you can call us anytime or drop in. We can help you find information about housing and benefits, access training and education programmes, offer you counselling session and much more. There are many paths to a life free from drink and drugs. With our support you’ll find the path that’s right for you.


Turnaround Centre, 51-55 Southend, Croydon, Cr0 1Bf

Drop-in: Monday – friday 9:30am – 5:00pm

Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 0300 123 9288* e: CroydonRecoveryNetwork@turning-point.co.uk

YP Turning Point flyer

Youth Clubs, Youth Centres & Other Activities in Croydon


Croydon Drop In

Support For Young People Aged 11-25


Drop in offers a range of services to young people aged 11-25 who live, study or work in the London Borough of Croydon Issues include:

Family, Alcohol, Housing, Self-Esteem, Drugs, Sexual Health, Abuse, Healthy Eating, Relationships, Sports Info and Benefits.

Free and confidential information, Advice, Counselling (by appointment) and Advocacy. Why not give us a call to see how we can help you? Call us on: 02086800404

Our Outreach Team works with young people in their own settings including schools, colleges, local estates and at youth projects. We provide interactive sessions on health, drugs, personal safety, stress, sexual health, and self-esteem.

Croydon Drop In

132 Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RF


enquiries@ croydondropin.org.uk

Mon 12pm – 7pm

Tues 4pm – 8pm

Wed 4pm – 8pm

Thu 4pm – 8pm

Fri 12pm – 7pm

Sat 10am – 1pm (appts only)

Or visit our TALKBUS when we’re next in your area!

talkbus- A mobile support service for young people

A safe space for young people to explore.

We offer up-to-date information, advice and guidance on:

  • Emotional health and wellbeing
  • Healthy living
  • Staying safe
  • Substance misuse
  • Sexual health
  • Bullying
  • Positive relationships
  • Identity
  • Careers and opportunities

…. and much more!

North locality

Windmill Road, At side of Tesco Express: 3 rd Monday of the month 2.30pm-5.30pm

Thornton Heath, Brigstock Road, outside Tesco: 4th Friday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Addiscombe, Stroud Green: 2nd Wednesday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Central Locality

North End, Outside Primark: Every Thursday 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Shrublands, Ball Court: 1st Monday of the month 3.30pm – 6.30pm & 3rd Wednesday of the month 3.30pm- 6.30pm

East Locality  

New Addington- Milne Park, Milne Park East, parking bays: 2nd Tuesday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

New Addington- Fieldway Walton Green: 2nd Monday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

New Addington- Fieldway Timebridge Youth Club: 3rd Tuesday of the month 4.30pm – 7.30pm

New Addington- Central Parade, Market Square: 4th Tuesday of the month 4.30pm – 3.30pm

South Locality   

Monks Hill, Leisure centre care park: 1st Tuesday of the month 2.30pm-5.30pm

Old Coulsdon, Toller’s Lane: 3rd Friday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Purley Way, Outside Waddon Leisure Centre: 2nd Friday of the month 2.30pm – 6.30pm

Purley Way, The Colonnades, Pizza Hut:  1st Friday of the month 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Check out our website or follow us on twitter for on-the-day information on wher else we’ll be…



Get involved!

Youth participation and volunteering opportunities for young people, aged 14 to 25. For further information or an application form pleas contact Sonia Garnett:

T: 02086800404   E: soniagarnett@croydondropin.org.uk



Croydon Youth Zone Legacy

A world class youth zone where all young people from Croydon can reach their full potential, group their dreams and achieve their goals.

Somewhere to go, Something to do, Someone to talk to – Our Legacy starts at the heart of the youth Zone



The Facts

Croydon Youth Zone is a youth project designed to provide a safe, inspiring and affordable place for young people to spend their leisure time.

  • Open 52 weeks a year, every evening and weekend, as well as daytime during school holidays
  • Over 20 inspiring activities every session
  • All facilities are state of the art and include a high spec music room, arts and crafts area, dance studio, fitness suite, boxing and martial arts gym, enterprise and employability area, floodlit 3G pitc and girls’ project room
  • Membership is just £5 and admission is 50p per session
  • For all abilities
  • For all communities
  • Safe environment for all young people aged 8-19, or up to 25 for those with disabilities

If you would like to get involved, please contact:

Mark Blundell, OnSide Youth Zones: 07734889308

Email: Mark.Blundell@onsideyouthzones.org




RASASC’s Children’s Service

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre – specific service supporting children over 5 who are (or their female carer’s are) survivors of sexual abuse.

RASASCs Leaflet


Family Space –  A website for Families In Croydon


  Childline Neglect Matters Leaflet

  CAYSH Drop In Zone Leaflet

  What does Croydon have to offer Young People


NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London