Teen Challenge UK is a registered charity and operates nationally to help young people who have developed life controlling problems, especially drug and alcohol addictions, and also to offer preventative help to those who may be in danger of doing so.

Teen Challenge UK started in 1968 and now works in fifteen locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Teen Challenge London and Teen Challenge Strathclyde grew out of Teen Challenge UK and are now affiliated works. 

The goal of Teen Challenge UK is to help people become mentally sound, physically well, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted & spiritually alive.

Teen Challenge is built on and driven by Christian values and beliefs, which clearly show how precious and loved each individual is. We take this message to young people whose lives are messed up, who have lost all sense of self worth, self esteem and often the will to live. Everybody deserves the opportunity to live free and to become everything they were created to be.

Teen Challenge has 12 local teams with over 500 workers made up from staff and volunteers, who work in multiple locations across the UK. Our 6 Residential Centres are in England, Scotland and Wales.

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There are plenty of ways to support the work of Teen Challenge UK from voluntary work to sponsoring a student going through our programme.

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Teen Challenge UK provide a positive answer to the present drug epidemic in our country, and since our first residential centre opened, thousands of young people with serious addictions have been through our programmes.