At Life Youth Resource Centre [LYRC] we provide counselling, advice and information services, drawing on the skills of a number of professionals from the community to pass on to them. We provide all of our services in a positive safe space in which young people to express themselves. 

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  • One to One Mentoring

  • Counselling & Advice

  • Arts Within Group Mentoring

  • Personal Development Workshops

  • Music Workshops

  • Family Support



LYRC mentors come from all walks of life and have vast experience relevant to our mentoring programmes.  In layman's terms, they have 'been there and done that', and now, they want to show others an alternative route. They are well trained, perceptive and possess a passion to help young people find the right direction in life.


Our mentoring program is the framework of all our projects. Every young person is assigned a personal mentor dedicated to guiding them toward a better life. Their initial needs are discussed and progress is documented through their Individual Mentoring Program structured specifically to match each person's needs.


LYRC offers various services to help and support young people aged between 9-18 years from various London Boroughs. To help young people get greater control over their life, support comes in various shapes and sizes. LYRC’s service is design to help them overcome some of the following problems:

  • Persistent absence or exclusion from school.

  • Drugs/solvent related problems.

  • General behaviour problems.

  • Poor emotional, social or coping skills.

  • Poor mental health.

  • Poor aspirations Domestic/social problems

  • Poor family support, family conflict or problems such as parental substance misuse 

  • Young/single parents and those at risk of becoming young parents·

  • Poor support networks Ex-offenders.

  • Family friends, or involvement in gangs, who condone high risk activities.


Arts within mentoring uses performing arts workshops to assist young people’s personal and social development. Our target groups are vulnerable, at risk of social isolation, knife and gun crime and young people who have suffered trauma caused by COVID 19.


The program uses practical drama exercises to explore topics such as, leadership, anger management, self-confidence, equality, bullying, gang awareness, peer pressure and mental health awareness. Towards the end of the project the young people will be able to demonstrate their new skills by putting together their own
theatre production. The production will be performed in front of family and friends and all activities will follow government social distancing guidelines.


The young people who participate in this programme will complete it with a range of transferable skills, increased confidence, raised aspirations and positive methods of dealing with issues. This will eventually lead to a reduction in anti-social behaviour and crime in the local community.


All of LYRC’s projects adhere to social distancing guidelines.

LYRC also provides online delivery of all projects and contact will be maintained with young people and their families via telephone, Skype video calls, WhatsApp and Facetime.


Referrals come to us from our current contacts of schools, youth offending
service, pupil referral units, and other youth services. A referral form is available on request.

Life Youth Resource Centre Ltd - (LYRC)
Room 4
Community House
311 Fore Street
N9 0PZ

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