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About us

Croydon Drop In (CDI) is a Youth Information Advice & Counselling Service founded in 1978 and deeply embedded in and trusted by the local community.

We work with children, young people and families from pre-birth parents up to young people aged 25 as well as with your friends, parents/carers, guardians and grandparents.

From under one roof we offer advice & advocacy support, C4CC workforce webinars, counselling, Health Education workshops, Mental Health Support Teams in educational settings, Outreach, Parent & Infant Relationship Service, Parent/Carer phoneline, psychotherapy, Talkbus and our Young People’s Team.

Who we can help

Young People in Croydon

Counselling, outreach and supportive services for young people.

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Parents & Carers

Support, advice and helpful resources for parents/carers of young people.

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Professionals & Partners

Useful references and professionals and partners working with young people.

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Our mission

Our mission is to encourage children, young people and families to develop your full potential, by helping you to:

 Explore possibilities for change
 Develop your own choices and solutions
 Discover ways of getting to where you want to be
 Use our support and develop strategies to deal with future difficulties
Get involved

“CDI is an amazing organisation to work for. The workforce is as diverse as it is talented, bonded by a commitment to listen to the children young people and families in Croydon and provide meaningful support to inspire self – empowerment, solution finding and fulfilment.”

CDI Team Member

Meet the team

CDI team members