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Message to Afghan young people

We are concerned by the news from Afghanistan and want to let all young people and friends know that we are thinking about you at this difficult time. Our Refugee service has always worked with Afghan young people, and we will continue to offer emotional support and counselling and do what we can to be here for you. 

If you have been affected by the current and ongoing situation, we are here to offer support and counselling. Call us on 020 8251 0251 and leave a message or reply to our text message and we will call you back.


About our Refugee Service

The journey you have as refugee, asylum seeker or forced migrant can be very difficult and can impact how you live on a day to day basis. Some of your feelings and thoughts might be difficult to manage. We can help you manage those feelings and thoughts. We work with a wide range of issues, including trauma, loss, self-harm, suicide, anxiety, isolation and sleep problems.

Our counselling service provides confidential support in Croydon to refugees, asylum seekers and forced migrants who are aged between 11 - 25. 

Clients can request an interpreter.

Making the first call

Anyone can contact us to find out more information or to make a referral. You reach our Refugee Service on 020 8251 0251 and by email rass@talkofftherecord.org

If you are a young person and would like to know what kind of support is available then contact the Refugee Service. When you get in touch we will ask you for some information about you and will let you know when you can meet a counsellor.

If you are a carer or professional and would like to make a referral, then please click this link for guidance and the referral form.


More resources and support

Service Directory

A list of services that offer information, help and advice for refugees and migrants.


Phosphoros Theatre

A collection of bedtime stories and messages made by young people new to the UK.

Listen here

Mindfulness in Arabic

A mindfulness course with meditations to help you find calm when there is chaos.

Sign up


Translated short animations by Kazzum Arts about mindfulness, movement and relaxation.

Watch here


Practice breathing to help you feel calm and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Watch here


Follow the steps in the video for muscle relaxation and to release tension from your body.

Watch here

Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday - Friday, 3-6pm; 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