Arsenal & Brandon Connect

Brandon Connect is a service funded by Islington Giving providing outreach therapeutic support to 16 to 25 year olds living in Islington who have emotional and mental health difficulties that are a barrier to them being in education, employment or training. For example, depression and social anxiety that have become a barrier to the young person being able to move on in life. The service aims to address the difficulties that are holding the young person back and also focuses on what she/he would like to achieve. It is therefore goal focused and solution oriented.

The service has strong links with local employment support providers and creative projects and can help ‘bridge’ young people into these services.

The service focuses on young men and therefore welcomes referrals of Islington young men who are feeling stuck and are struggling to access support.

How to refer:

To discuss a possible referral please contact Geoffrey Baruch on 07791 261 711 or email

Alternatively email or call 020 7267 1321 and ask to speak to the Centre’s referrals co-ordinator

Partnership with Arsenal in the Community

Arsenal in the Community has teamed up with Brandon Centre to provide a counselling and psychotherapy service for 16 to 25 year olds with emotional and mental health problems who are attending an Arsenal in the Community programme.

The service is available on Thursdays at the Arsenal in the Community Hub.

To find out more about the service the young person can speak to their programme lead or contact Geoffrey Baruch on 07791 261 711 or email

Brandon Connect – Arsenal in the Community Girls’ Kicks

This programme is an innovative collaboration between Brandon Centre and Arsenal in the Community Girls’ Kicks. Brandon Centre will be providing emotional wellbeing support to the girls attending Arsenal in the Community Girls’ Kicks in the form of workshops and one-to-one support.