For Young People
We are a young person’s service that works with children between the ages of 11 to 17 who are not in full time education. Our programme looks at unhealthy and healthy relationships; drugs, alcohol and crime; health and wellbeing; sexual health; mental health and wellbeing and online safety. As part of their personal development programme, we educate and encourage them to make better choices around their behaviours. Our aim is to get them back into full time education.
There is a referral process, which is done through the school network, so if you feel your child would benefit from our service please contact their school. We are a city-wide project.
Here at Hidden Harm, we are committed to supporting young people and their families who are exposed to substance use and who often go unknown to other services.
We are an early intervention project and provide young people with confidential and non-judgemental support and guidance to manage the difficulties they may be experiencing. We do this on a need led basis which establishes a trusting relationship where the client is able to gain an understanding around substances and their effects.
Bud Club is a resource for families who have a child / children with emotional / behavioural / neuro developmental issues. We are staffed entirely by volunteers and offer a range of activities for families to try including art, sport, yoga and cooking.
We have been running for nearly 6 years and are exceptionally proud that whole families attend and often say that it’s the only place that they come where they can completely relax.
The aim of the club has always been to be inclusive and non-judgemental allowing children (and adults) to try new activities without worrying about success or failure. Families often repost that they see positive changes in terms of self-confidence and reduction of anxiety after attending for a while. We’re also aware that friendship and support networks are formed which extend well beyond BUD club.