Mary’s is a specialist beacon for vulnerable young people affected by serious youth violence. Operating in Camden since 2006 Mary’s provides mentoring, counselling and safety interventions reaching over 1000 young people per year.

We reduce violence. We save lives.

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We make it safe

First we act to make a young person safe, then we provide support for their mental health, education, employment and aspiration.

of our young people say Mary’s has given them greater awareness of ways to cope with mental health challenges.
of our young people able to stay in education

Adverse Childhood Events have affected 0 percent of Mary’s young people.

“Their direct intervention, dogged determination to stay in touch with people being ignored by the rest of society and tireless work with them have, I am absolutely sure, saved many lives.”

Andrew Marr, Patron

“Your commitment has impacted so many young people over the last 15 years and will have improved thousands of young Londoner’s lives and future prospects.”

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

“The mentors work with our most disengaged students who are at risk of exclusion. They offer an invaluable service keeping them engaged in education and safe in the community.”

Simone Quaynor, Targeted Intervention Manager, Haverstock School

“Averting catastrophic violence in the short term and providing stability, support and opportunity in the long-term”.

Sir Keir Starmer QC MP describing the work of Jason, Director of Youthwork

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