Know a young person who needs support to reach their potential? We can help.

At Creative Youth Network we build lasting, secure relationships with young people from all backgrounds, based on trust and the unique needs of each person.

By referring a young person to us, you can help them to unlock their skills and confidence, find and use their voice and enter adulthood with the ability to change their own world for the better.

In our safe and creative environments across Bristol and South Gloucester, we provide:

  • Social and emotional support through our youth clubs and advice work
  • Opportunities for creative expression through our ambitious arts programs and courses
  • Professional training and support for young people looking for careers in the creative industries
  • Access to alternative education, for when the traditional system isn't working.

We work with young people from all backgrounds, so if you know anyone that would benefit from our services, get in touch now.

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Creative Youth Network has helped me find my voice and figure out what I want to do. I’ve made so many friends here and I can see how I’ve become much more confident.

You can refer a young person into any area of our services. However, most of our referrals are for our Personal Support service and our Creative Courses.

Personal support

Our Advice and Support service can help young people who are struggling with emotional and social problems at home or school, or dealing with issues like homelessness, substance abuse or poor mental health.

To refer a young person to this service, email referrals@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk and a member of staff will get back to you. 

Download a referral form

Creative courses

Our creative courses cover everything from photography and film-making to fashion and music production. They help young people to develop the confidence, skills and networks to pursue a creative career. We cater to all ages and needs, including courses designed specifically for NEET young people.

Young people often use our courses as a gateway into other services, including careers advice and personal support. They can also use our courses to earn credit towards alternative qualifications, including the Arts Award.

To refer a young person onto one of our creative courses, email creative.dept@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk and a member of staff will get back to you.