The Right Track!



Are you between 11-26 years old? Do you live, work, study or have a significant connection with Hackney? Do you want to seize new goals, realise new dreams? If so, then The Right Track (TRT) our psychosocial project is for you.

Get on The Right Track! 

TRT provides psychosocial support activities, advice and specialist support services to young people. Psychosocial means we take a holistic, or whole person, view of your needs which our multidisciplinary team then do their best to support.

For more information about our specialist advice services, run by Hackney legend Elizabeth click here, otherwise read on...

TRT is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, a psychosocial activities coordinator and an advice worker, under the expert management of our TRT project manager, Mems.

The team work both in the community, via outreach and at our specialist centre

You can access or get involved in the following

Peer Mentoring

Our Peer Mentoring Project offers young people from Hackney the opportunity to either become a Mentor (aged 18 to 25 years) that mentors younger people or that offers the opportunity for young people to be a Mentee matched with a mentor. If you are interested in becoming a Mentee, then you will live, work, or study in Hackney and be aged between 11 – 18 and be interested in improving personal goals and attending activities with an Off Centre Peer Mentor.

Youth Participation

Our Youth Participation group offers young people the opportunity to participate in short term projects run at Off Centre by placing young people at the heart of decision making processes and enabling them to get their voice and ideas implemented. Young people taking part are supported to form their own working group and to define their own roles and responsibilities offering valuable experience of working through organisational projects. They are offered training and support to be actively involved in the development and implementation of the project priorities. A commitment to see each project through will be a requirement from those young people interested. Why not call us and see how you might be able to get involved?

Art Therapy

You do not have to be good at art to do Art Therapy. It’s more about using art materials to express how you are feeling and to explore the issues and concerns that have led you to seek therapy. These could be current as well as things that relate to your past experiences. If you are unsure what to do, the Art Therapist can help you to get started, think about a theme or suggest materials. The Art Therapist is not there to analyse your work or tell you what it’s about, but the art making can help you tell your story or facilitate discussion about the issues that have bought you to Off Centre. For more information please visit our Art Therapy page or get in touch.


Dramatherapy offers a different way for you to communicate how you feel. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk directly about our problems, feelings and life experiences. Dramatherapy uses the process of storytelling, enactments, role-play, improvisation and movement to help find a different way to communicate what’s important. Dramatherapy also uses drama games, instruments and props, and offers time for verbal reflection. You and your Dramatherapist will find a way of working that best suits you personally. For more information visit our Dramatherapy page or get in touch.


Counselling offers a confidential space for you to explore feelings such as anger, grief, anxiety, disappointment, shame and sadness and may enable you to accept these feelings and understand them better in order to bring about positive change. For further information please visit our Get support page or get in touch.

Special projects

Aside from the above we also deliver short-term projects from time to time. Currently we provide a creative therapy group for girls in an inner city school in Hackney. We work with themes of identity, self esteem, and relationships using stories, enactment, movement, art materials and props. This is an ongoing closed group which has been running since last spring. 
Some of the comments we received from young people in the group include
“I felt very positive as I have been going through a lot of bad times and I felt like a group like this would really help me and allow me to express my feelings in a friendly environment.”
“Group has been really enjoyable. I am always excited before I come to this group, because I know that I am surrounded by people who care and that makes me happy inside.”
“I felt like my opinion was valued and that my feelings were being acknowledged and cared for.”

To find out more about what’s new in the Right Track Project contact us! 



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