London Borough of Barnet

Youth support

Teenagers giving each other a helping hand

The youth support service provide targeted youth workers, who are working with the borough's most vulnerable young people, with the aim of supporting them to resolve difficulties and re-engage with education, employment, or training. We work with schools, parenting support, families and local community organisations. We also provide support and guidance on university applications, gap year options, engagement in positive activities, drug and alcohol advice or even just support on a range of issues or queries that youths may have.

Drop-in services

Our young people's drop-in centres provide a confidential place for young people to speak to a youth support worker without an appointment for advice in the following areas:

  • housing
  • relationships
  • careers advice and guidance
  • sexual health advice
  • travel
  • university applications
  • volunteering opportunities
  • drug and alcohol advice
  • accommodation
  • gap year options
  • access to counselling
  • engagement in local community activities.  

We also provide a confidential, counselling service for young people at Woodhouse Road Young People's Centre.


Canada Villa young people's centre

Opening times: Monday and Wednesday, 11.30am - 7pm

Pursley Road, Mill Hill NW7 2BU

Tel: 020 8359 3530

Woodhouse Road young people's centre

Opening times: Thursday 11.30am- 7pm

34-36 Woodhouse Road, North Finchley N12 0RG

Tel: 020 8359 3100