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Barnardo's HYPE service

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Become A Young Health Champion

If you are aged 11-21 and want to improve health services for young people in, join us at Barnardos HYPE service.

With Barnardos HYPE service you can get involved in:-

  • Making films and presentations so that service leaders can really hear what young people say.
  • Helping to choose new staff to work in mental health services by sitting on interview panels.
  • Fun workshops to create new projects and ideas.

Bright Ideas

“HYPE lets me take part in activities that make me feel like I am making positive changes to services and helping other young people.”

“I used to feel quite inadequate and lonely but now I’ve joined HYPE that’s changed. Now I feel important."

"Believe it or not I didn’t talk much when I first started but now they can’t keep me quiet.”

“It has been awesome to get involved with this. Met some wonderful people.”

“I made a film of my story and presented it at many training events.”

The Barnardos HYPE team

A member of our team is happy to meet with you and talk to you about getting involved with HYPE. We run training workshops so you can meet other young people; share your ideas and learn new skills. We can even support you achieve a V-Inspired volunteering award. We particularly welcome applications from young people who have used mental health and community health services in Bristol & South Gloucestershire

If you would like to get involved, click on the enquiry form below.  


Volunteer with us

Barnardos HYPE Service is looking for people to support its volunteering program. You will play a vital role in supporting our groups and will learn skills in hearing and recording young people’s experience of health services.

If you want to get involved, please complete the form below:

You can also get in touch via phone or email:

Phone 0117 9580320

Email hype@barnardos.org.uk