For young people Advice Advice and support We're here for you At Creative Youth Network, we have qualified, experienced youth workers who can offer you advice and support, no matter what your situation or background. No problem is too big or too small when we tackle it together, whether it's mental health, housing, family breakdowns or struggles at school. With our one-to-one advice and support, you can: Build your confidence and self-esteem. We believe in you and we'll go through a process where you'll discover how to believe in yourself Improve how you communicate. We're here to listen, we'll never judge you and we'll work with you on how you can develop trusting relationships with others through honest and great communication Gain new skills and knowledge. No matter what you're interested in, we'll work with you to discover new opportunities and exciting fun projects for you to get involved in Develop positive social relationships with peers and family. We all need support in developing and maintaining good realtionships in our lives. We'll be there every step of the way to give you the advice you need Understand your rights and choices. Under the law, you have a multitude of rights and your youth worker will give you the information you need, which applies to your personal situation Avoid anti-social and criminal behavior. Working on emotional inteligence, we'll give you the tools to express yourself and your emotions in a safe way, while avoiding destructive peer groups Make healthier lifestyle choices. From cooking together, to giving you information on what's available out there to deal with addiction, we'll work together to see how you can improve your life I’m much happier with my life now I have a one-to-one worker. I was feeling very lonely and confused and the group I was in wasn’t helping, pressuring me into doing things I didn’t want to. It’s been so helpful to talk to someone outside my family who listens to me. She’s helped me to be more confident and to make new friends. How it works Over 12 weeks (or longer if you need it), you'll meet your youth worker on a weekly basis. We are flexible - there's no time schedule you need to keep up with. At the beginning, we'll complete a plan with you to set out aims and goals and what you want to improve in your life. No one's life is perfect and people often deal with more than one issue at the same time - we can guide you step-by-step. To get you the best support available, we work in partnership with other specialist organisations in Bristol, including: Bristol Drugs Project Bardardo's Off The Record 1625 Independent People The Prince's Trust Playbus Brook We deliver our one-to-one advice and support work as part of the Bristol Youth Links project, funded by Bristol City Council. We cover the East areas: Eastville Frome Vale St George Central St George Troopers Hill St George West And West areas: Central Clifton Down Hotwells Harbourside Other providers are available across Bristol through Bristol Youth Links. So wherever you are, if you need advice or support, get in touch and we will direct you to someone in your area who can help. To access this service, email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of staff will get back to you. Refer a young person If you are a professional, parent or carer who wants to refer a young person onto this service, you can download our referral form. Group Sessions Want support but would rather do it in a group environment? Come along to one of our Youth Centres, where you can get advice, meet new people and have fun in a relaxed and safe environment.