commissioned counselling services

A qualified counsellor is contracted for a minimum of one year and will work in partnership with the agency, which may be a school, college or hostel, to bring about the best outcomes for the children and young people they meet with. Some counsellors work for three hours a week whilst others have a contract for 24 hours per week. For further information please contact us through the usual channels via the Get in Touch section on this site.


Talkbus is our mobile unit which travels around the borough delivering sessions in public venues as well as schools, colleges etc. The team is made up of qualified youth workers who have specialised in areas such as substance misuse, sexual health, emotional wellbeing and the law. They provide a much needed information service primarily to young people across different sites in Croydon. The Talkbus will also be able to undertake a safeguarding risk assessment and will provide a pathway for young people into our counselling and A&A services.

Talkbus is free at point of access but if schools wish to have a visit for their pupils this service may be charged. For all costs please contact our Outreach Team manager and she will be able to discuss your needs and a specific programme.

See the Talkbus page >

outreach health education

The Outreach Health Education Workshops are known within the agency and for those who engage our services regularly as OHEW.  These can be delivered to small groups, full class room or, for some topics, assemblies.  A number of areas are covered, not least our workshop on Bullying, Gender and Identity.  Topics include:

  • Understanding Substance Misuse

  • Sexual Health

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Stress

  • Bullying

  • Anger

  • Life Skills

  • How to write general appeals letter for youth groups

We deliver on many other topics but the list above are those most commonly commissioned by professionals in the borough.

training + accredited courses 

Training is delivered primarily by our Outreach Team to young people, community leaders and champions as well as professionals.  We are currently delivering a training programme called Changing Sport, Changing Lives which has been funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Our CPCAB accredited programmes are:

  • The Effective Listening Skills Course (ELSK)

  • Understanding Substance Misuse

All courses are delivered to young people and professionals. (for reasons of age appropriateness these groups are not mixed)

Clinical and non-managerial supervision, 1 to 1 or group

CDI supports professional workers from other specialist agencies who work with young people and families.  This is a commissioned service that supports personal development, quality and safeguarding in people support services.