Bradford Youth Service

Young people in Year 7 or young people who are struggling to return to school due to fear over the Covid pandemic.

Our Buddy+ offer two different types of service, depending on what works best for you.

Buddy+ is aimed at Year 7 students who have struggled with transition from primary school to secondary school.

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.

Our Buddies can visit you at home, in the community or at school.

How to refer

Referrals for a Buddy can be made through your School Nurse, CAMHS worker or directly to the Buddy who visits your school. If none of these apply to you, or you want to know which Buddy visits your school, please contact youthservice@bradford.gov.uk.

Bradford Young Carer's

Carer's Resource

For young people who are caring for a family member – this funding is targeted at young people who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in regards to caring for a family member.

Young carers have lots of extra responsibilities; this is because they look after a family member with an illness, disability or an addiction. Carers resource helps young people by offering.

  • One to one support
  • Access to online information
  • Access to small peer support groups

How to refer

To find out more information or to get help to receive a service please ring the Bradford Carers' Resource Office on: 01274 449660

CPD for School - COVID Transition

Step 2

Aimed at primary and secondary schools.

Supporting children and young people with their mental health post lockdown.

In this workshop we will look at the impact that COVID-19 and lockdown is having on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Participants will have the opportunity to think of creative ways to address the mental health needs of young people post-Covid and feel better able to meet these needs within school.

How to refer

Complete the training form below:

Download Step 2 Training Form

Contact Step 2 on 01274 683118 for further details.

Counselling Service

Step 2

For primary and secondary school children and young people.

YIM+ Counselling service – supporting young people through school based counselling, targeting those that are struggling with retuning to school after the COVID pandemic.

How to refer

Complete the referral form below:

Download Step 2 Counselling Form

Contact Step 2 on 01274 683118 for further details.

CPD for Schools - Leadership Training

Bradford Birth to 19

For schools within the Bradford District.

Bradford Birth to 19 is a large and successful Teaching School Alliance which works with over 100 schools in the Bradford area. We are committed to partnership work and collaboration between our partner schools – nursery, primary, special and secondary schools drawn from across the district. Working with such diverse partners – rural and inner city schools – is one of the keys to our success.

Bradford Birth to 19 offer is to offer training support to schools to help with the COVID pandemic.

Bradford Birth to 19 is linking the YIM+ partnership to the wider school structure.

How to refer

Please contact Bradford Birth to 19 on 01274 494898 or 01274 543282 for more information.


Sharing Voices Bradford

For 11-18 year olds.

Sharing Voices works with young people from black and ethnic minority communities, offering counselling support either in school or in the local community.

The services are tailored to provide a holistic approach that is culturally and spiritually appropriate to aid recovery and facilitate long term resilience for young people.

How to refer

Please refer via school counselling services or complete the form below.

Download Sharing Voices Referral Form

Please contact Sharing Voices Bradford on 01274 731166 or email info@sharingvoices.org.uk for more information.