Professionals & community support providers

Young Greenwich can help you, as a community provider, to support young people

Young Greenwich offers a range of referral only services that support young people around risky behaviours, sexual health and overall well-being. A service description is below with a link to the referral form. You will need to create a professionals account so we can track referrals and feedback progress.

 If you wish to discuss the potential options available for the young person you are supporting please fill in our contact us form and a member of our team will be in contact.

CACT mentoring and positive diversionary activities

CACT delivers a range of diversionary work for young people aged 8-19 (25 SEND) who are involved in risky behaviours or at risk of exploitation and/or being drawn into criminal activity.

1-1  mentoring

CACT employs a pool of mentors with a range of lived experience, knowledge and backgrounds; this allows us to match mentors with the needs and interests of the young people we support. We offer between 3-6 months of 1-1 sessions depending on the needs of the young person but it is targeted at those young people most at risk.

Enrichment and diversionary sessions

Young people that have positively engaged in 1-1 mentoring may be offered further enrichment and diversionary opportunities.

As an example, we deliver blocks of 10-week activities that are designed to be exciting and challenging. Groups of 10 young people attend weekly, learning new skills, building self-confidence and making new friends. Examples of activities include water sports, rock climbing, theatre trips and team challenges. To maximise female participation we run female only activity blocks delivered by female mentors.

If you are interested in referring a young person, please complete the referral form here or contact us to discuss.

Metro 1-1 and group work

Risk and Resilience delivered by METRO Charity aims to work with young people (aged 13-18) around relationships, identity, and gender norms. We work with those involved in harmful sexual behaviours, as well as those vulnerable to exploitation. The key topic areas are sexual health, sexuality, emotional literacy, communication, consent, boundaries, puberty, gender roles, masculinity and conflict resolution. Sessions are user led and so vary for each individual. 
Our one to one work is delivered either in person or remotely, and can be delivered in a range of locations. Sessions typically run for 45-1hr over 6-8 weeks. 
Our group work is delivered in collaboration with the referring agency and can run for between 4 and 8 weeks. These sessions are conversation-based for groups of up to 10 young people the service takes a holistic view of sex and relationship education and goes beyond delivering practical health information, recognising that sex and relationship behaviours are linked to much broader identity and attitude issues. We therefore design interventions to build self-esteem, critical thinking, and emotional literacy in addition to practical knowledge and skills around healthier sex, relationships and communication. 

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Young Greenwich offers a range of health services for young people

The Xplore programme

The Xplore programme provides a friendly, fun and safe environment to help family’s lead healthier lifestyles and become more active.

The Xplore service is aimed at children, young people (aged 4-19 years) and their families who are above a healthy weight.

Our weekly programmes take place across our Better Leisure Centres and Children Centres, or virtually with programmes split across 3 age groups; 4-6 years, 7-14 years and 15-19 years. The service offers ongoing support to families after completing the programme to help them to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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Metro sexual health services

Free condom scheme:

Sign up for the C-card scheme to get free condoms!  You can choose to visit a pharmacy, sexual health clinic or youth club to collect in person or you can place an online order for condoms at any time from Greenwich Sexual Health - We post condoms once a week every Friday.

Chlamydia screening

We deliver free chlamydia testing kits to your home. This is part of the NHS national chlamydia-screening programme. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection affecting young people in the UK, so it's important to get tested regularly.

You will need to do a urine sample and post it to us for free. To order a kit visit or

1-1 sessions

We can provide support and guidance around sex, identity, and relationships, on a referral basis. Sessions typically run for 1 hour a week, for an average of 6 weeks. Young people will need to be assessed as low risk, and will need to consent to a referral.

For more information visit us here (link to service)

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Young Greenwich offers a range of health services for parents

Support for parents of teenagers

The service is aimed at helping to equip and empower parents of teens to achieve better outcomes for their own mental health and wellbeing and that of their families.
The overall support includes:
Peer support

A safe space to talk about issues

Support around managing children’s difficult behaviour

Tips on how to manage your feelings; are fun and interactive

Our family support include talking about feelings and coping strategies, discussing behavioural support for managing children Increasing confidence and resilience

Planning for change, and providing signposting and referral to other sources of support, both individual and group

Counselling for parents to discuss parenting and issues causing stress in the parent’s/families’ life

Providing time and space for parents to focus on their lives, aside from being in the role of a parent

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Support for parents of primary school children

Parenting Drop- ins

Parent drop ins in every hub run by the Health Advisors to support parents with child health issues such as bed-wetting, behaviour, sleep and healthy lifestyles. Invitation to the parent group sessions for specific targeted interventions are offered and referral to other health services such as Paediatrician, audiology, speech and language, child&adolescent mental health and continence team, can be completed with parental consent. Open to all families of school aged children across Greenwich. Health Advisors will work with parents of children aged 5-11 years (Primary School ages) and support referral to the Parenting Support Programme for those parents of Secondary school age children.

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Young Greenwich offers educational support

Free tutoring for key stage 2, 3 and 4

This offer is beneficial because:

  • CACT will engage an education partner to deliver tutoring support using the Schools Online resources. The delivery will be by qualified teachers.

  • The education session will be followed by a youth work session as a reward for attending

  • The sessions are based at our Youth Hubs

  • The sessions will be delivered by a qualified teacher and a Young Greenwich youth worker with a class size between 10-15.

  • The programme will run once a week for 10 weeks with an initial assessment and endline assessment conducted by Schools online to measure academic progress

  • Quality assurance will be delivered by head of CACT education

  • The offer is free

To make a referral please visit here

Employment readiness project for over 16

This offer includes:

  • A 12-week education and employability programme for young people aged 16-24 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), it incorporates work experience to help prepare young people for their future careers by giving them the tools and experience required.

  • Trainees are referred and recruited from a variety of different places, including internally from other CACT programmes with referrals from Young Greenwich and CACT Mentoring. External referrals come from key partners including Local Authorities, Job Centre Plus, Pupil Referral Units and Royal Borough of Greenwich’s Early Help & Children’s Services departments.

  • Employability outcomes are crucial, with the objective of building the individual’s self-esteem and interpersonal skills. The 100 hours work placement provides individuals with meaningful work experience, to best prepare them for their futures. 

  • Traineeship is planned and delivered by a qualified teacher providing young people with: 

    • Education: English, Maths & Functional Skills 

    • Employability: CV writing, mock interviews & potential realisation etc.

    • Employment: Bespoke work placements in an area of interest

Lessons are delivered from CACT’s Valley Central Youth Hub, situated at Charlton Athletic Football Club’s stadium. This more informal setting proves an effective learning environment, and appropriate for young people, with many learners not ready for the sometimes more intimidating surroundings of a mainstream college. 

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