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We're devastated by the murder of Zaian Aimable-Lina who died in Ashburton Park. All our thoughts remain with Zaian's family, friends and classmates.

We're here to offer emotional support during this difficult time. Please get in touch with our CHRIS team by email chris@talkofftherecord.org or call us on 020 8251 0251 and let the person you speak to know that you would like to be supported by the CHRIS team.

Are you affected by youth violence?

The CHRIS team offer support to young people affected by loss and violence.


Online Services for young people

Text-based counselling and workshops for 11-25 year olds in Croydon, Merton & Sutton.

I really feel the care I received here saved my life. I have benefitted and grown so much in my time here, thanks to my counsellor.
My counsellor has been a huge help to my life and I can't begin to put into words how grateful I am for her over these last 12 weeks.
I feel comfortable coming to Off The Record, it is very relaxing. I feel light after each appointment. I feel better about myself.
If it hadn't been for Off the Record I don't think I could've made it through. Now I'm in place I couldn't have imagined back then.
Definitely the best sessions I have had. I cannot thank you enough for your work and dedication to helping others. Keep doing what you are doing.
Off the record has made a big difference in me.... I'm a young carer and am getting more confidence because of them! :)
I wouldn't have got to University without the support from off the record! They helped me stay strong through tough times!
I felt like I could speak to my counsellor about almost anything, with her warmth, calm, patience, understanding and support.
I am more happy and open person I believe in myself. Coming to Off The Record has helped me to learn to trust other people.
I felt safe and confident talking with the counsellor and the whole experience helped to create huge psychological shifts. Thank you.
I feel my life has completely opened up-I've probably never been happier. This is a wonderful service that you offered me & I'll never forget it.
At OTR I have been given a chance to talk about things that are immensely painful and difficult for me, and that has helped me as a whole person.

Meet our MHST! The team are working with schools in Croydon providing additional emotional wellbeing support.


Call us

Saturday Support 0800 980 7475

Open on Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899

Email us

General enquiries info@talkofftherecord.org