For young people Youth clubs The Station Our open access sessions have finished for 2020 and will resume in January 2021! Over the holiday period, Creative Youth Network are running a reduced service and so our open access youth sessions have finished for the year. They will start back the week commencing 4th January 2021. In the meantime, if you are looking for immediate advice and support then please see our blog post at the link where you will find a list of useful resources: Support for young people over the holiday period Bristol’s Central Youth Hub The Station is the place to go in Bristol for support, skills training and even just relaxing with friends. Some of the top youth organisations in the South West are here under the same roof, giving you a wide choice of services and things to do. It’s a supportive and creative environment where you can express yourself freely. And for any problem, no matter how big or small, we're here to help. It’s a supportive and creative environment where you can express yourself freely. And for any problem, no matter how big or small, we're here to help. It's really rewarding to work at The Station, as we have so many different groups of young people coming over. It's also great to be working so closely with youth workers from different organisations, such as Basement, Off the Record and Brook. Together we can really make a difference in young people's lives. They are the future of our city and they deserve respect, encouragement and support. Carl, Youth Services Manager The Station’s ‘Chill Out’ space is the perfect place to hang out with friends in the evenings. It’s like having your own house in the centre of town, with a lounge that’s big enough for all your friends. It's also the best place to meet new people if you're new in the city or just want to be part of different groups. Hang Out There’s always someone to meet, there’s always someone to greet; there’s even stuff to eat!…and then there’s MUSIC. The Basement Studios workers are good – they’ll teach you anything about music for free – playing, singing, recording. If I were to pick out something specific about The Station, that would be unfair on the rest; it’s just generally great. Charlie We don't just chill out at The Station - we do lots of fun activities too This gets me doing lots of different things, helps me explore my interests. For example, we tried yoga for the first time today and I’m looking to get involved in photography. We also go on trips in and out of Bristol, which is fun. Activities & projects We cook healthy dinners together every week, so if you want to learn how to make a meal, our Friday session is great for you. And there's always the chance to have a snack here while relaxing with your friends. Want to get creative? We have arts supplies for you to use, and we organise graffiti workshops, photography workshops and much more. If you are passionate about art and dream of turning it into a career, you can join one of our creative courses. This helps me meet new people, we have parties and everyone is really friendly; there’s a real sense of community, it’s a nice place to come to. I also get support with CV stuff and practicing my English. Sammy Advice and Support There’s no problem too big or too small. We’re here to listen. You can talk to us about everything from struggles at home and school to difficulties with substances, relationships or finding work. Our youth workers are professionals who you can trust. The relationships we build with you are built on trust and everything is confidential. The workers are friendly and easy to talk to, being here has helped me build my confidence up and helped me meet new people. Jamie You will get our time, attention and support. And if there is something we can't help you with ourselves, we'll introduce you to someone who can. The youth workers keep it safe. They’re different to teachers or parents. They have more time to listen to you and they have respect for what you say. It's easy to talk to them about your problems and ask them for information. Opening times The Station is currently open Monday - Friday from 9am to 9pm. Youth sessions provided by Creative Youth Network are on Tuesday - Friday. You can find out more about sessions available on the day on our Youth Club Nights page. Sessions run: Tuesday: from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Wednesday: from 5pm - 7pm Thursday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm Friday: 6:30pm - 8:30pm (run by Aspiration Creation Elevation) Get in touch In accordance with current Government guidance, our open access sessions are running at limited capacity. Please ring or drop us a line to see if we can accommodate you: Telephone: 0117 947 7948Email: [email protected] If you have any accessibility requirements please let us know on 0117 947 7948 and we will email you for further information. How to find us The StationSilver StreetBristolBS1 2AG How can we help?