Community and
School-Based Support.

These services offer one to one support, groups and peer support that can be accessed in schools and other community-based settings, such as community centres, youth clubs, libraries and cafés.

The support is focused on the areas of your life that matter to you, for example, identity, bullying, worry, body image, exam pressure and so on. We will help you set goals that are important to you and your family, and will work with you to achieve them.

Click on a service below to find out more.

Buddies & Peer Support Groups

Bradford Youth Service and Sharing Voices Bradford

For young people aged 11-19 or up to 25 with additional needs.

Buddies offer two types of service...

A. Up to 12 weeks 1-1 support from a Buddy who will help you build trust in others, increase your confidence, resilience and self-worth and support you to explore new opportunities and positive activities. Your Buddy can link you in with people and places in your local community so you feel safer, more connected and in control.

B. An initial 1-1 session with a Buddy followed by an introduction to a small peer support group (led by a Buddy) where you can make new friends, talk to people who have had similar experiences, build your confidence, learn new skills and get access to exciting opportunities.

Buddies provide support over the phone, via video call and face to face in your school, home and community.

Peer Support Groups are available to all young people referred to Youth in Mind. The groups are locality-based and are run by and for the young people who attend (with a bit of support from our Buddies!) We also run some virtual peer support groups.

Refer to Buddies

To make a referral to Buddies please complete the referral form below.

Download Buddies Referral Form

To make an enquiry or for more information about our peer support groups and how to join one, please contact Bradford Youth Service on 01274 437959 / YouthService@bradford.gov.uk or Sharing Voices Bradford on 01274 731166 / info@sharingvoices.org.uk

"With the help of the Buddy I became confident; I also became an achiever. I am doing an apprenticeship in a primary school, I was presented with a number of opportunities such as being a youth advisor, being in the youth voice and influence group and even participated in a BBC radio interview."

YOUNG PERSON

"My daughter's life turned around. I got my daughter back. She grew confident, she began to focus at school and was rewarded by passing her GCSEs."

PARENT

"My Buddy helped me get back to school, motivated me. I was down and stressed and had given up on education. I did a big u-turn. I even passed my GCSEs. What a turn around in life."

YOUNG PERSON

Live in Craven? Contact our Craven Buddy, Laura, on 07387 101639 or laura@nyy.org.uk.

Craven Buddies

North Yorkshire Youth

For young people aged 11-19.

Our Craven Buddy offers 1-1 and a small peer support group to young people living or attending school in Craven.

Refer to Craven Buddies

To make an enquiry please call our Craven Buddy, Laura, on 07387 101639 or laura@nyy.org.uk.

"They offered someone my daughter could talk to and a safe place for her to go."

PARENT

"Lots of different things to do with different people, good support, easy to get in contact with my Buddy."

YOUNG PERSON

Roshni Ghar

About Us

The Kiran Buddies runs alongside the Kiran project and is a new initiative at Roshni Ghar designed for young BME women aged 13 to 18 years (up to 25 for those with disabilities) to address issues that impact on their mental health and well-being. The project operates on a referral only process that works on the premise of empowering young women with choices, opportunities and skills to maximise their potential.

Roshni Ghar has been working in partnership with Sharing Voices to deliver the Kiran project for young women affected by mental health. Sessions are delivered in secondary schools and in community settings within Keighley.

We work closely with the local community and statutory sector organisations including schools, GP practices and CAHMS. The Kiran project is a partnership project supported by Sharing Voices and Roshni Ghar. The aim of this project is to help and support young women affected by mental health by offering 1:1 emotional support, group support as well as recreational, creative and therapeutic services.

Refer to Kiran Buddies

To make a referral to Kiran Buddies please complete the referral form below.

Download Roshni Ghar Referral Form

To make an enquiry please email our Kiran Buddy, Aneeqa Khan (Roshni Ghar): Young Women's Worker / Email: aneeqa.khan@roshnighar.org.uk

"My mentor was really friendly and helpful. I looked forward to the next meet up planned and felt comfortable."

YOUNG PERSON

"The mentoring my daughter received through Yorkshire Mentoring was excellent. She built a trusting relationship with the mentor and it helped her confidence and anxiety."

PARENT

WRAP Group Programme

Barnardo's

For 8-19 year olds

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) is a group work programme that supports young people with emotional wellbeing needs, such as low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, school refusal, stress any other emotional wellbeing difficulties. WRAP groups offer a safe and fun space where you will make friends, play games, do art work and enjoy good mood foods.

Through WRAP you will learn about how you can keep yourself well and cope with difficult times and challenging feelings. You will create your own plan to help you feel better, control your own life, understand your feelings and achieve your goals.

How to refer

Primary schools can request a face-to-face WRAP programme for a small group of pupils in their school using the form below.

Download School Request Form

Any professional can refer a young person for a blended model of 5-6 weeks 1-1 WRAP sessions over the phone or video call, followed by 4-5 weeks' group work using the form below.

Download YIM Referral Form

To make an enquiry or for more information please contact, Katie at admin.listerhills@barnados.org.uk or call on 01274 513300.

"WRAP helped me to be more happy and confident."

YOUNG PERSON

"It helped my son come out of isolation, build up his confidence and positivity. My son was more in control of his emotions…his referral to WRAP was a good thing and reinforced the Buddy's work."

PARENT

If you're interested in attending a WRAP group please contact Barnardo's on admin.listerhills@barnardos.org.uk or Katie Hayton on 01274 513300.

Peer Mentoring in Schools

Brathay Trust

Year 6 upwards

Brathay Trust can provide advice, guidance, resources and training for school staff and pupils around peer mentoring and will support staff and pupils to design, implement and manage a 1-1 peer mentoring service within their schools.

How to refer

Email hello@brathay.org.uk to request a peer mentoring programme in school.

Referral to a Mentor is a progression from Buddy support or WRAP.
Please speak to your Buddy or group facilitator to be referred.