Free Time and Lifestyle Information

In this section, you'll find lots of useful websites to give you information on health, housing, money and relationship issues, as well as ideas about what to do in your spare time.  Remember that Connexions Personal Advisers can offer you support and help with any issues which may be affecting you.  Go to the Contact Us page HERE for details on how to reach us.

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Drink and Drugs:   

Al-Anon UK - support for young people suffering from the affects of alcoholism in the family



Bridge Project - drug support and education in the Bradford area


Frank - national drugs awareness site


Piccadilly Project - advice and information for anyone concerned about their own or someone else's alcohol use - 01274 735775   

Project 6 - drug support and education in the Keighley area


 Project 6

Sexual Health:  

Bradford and Airedale Sexual Health - information on services in the local area


Brook - sex and pregnancy advisory service

NHS Choices - sexual health information pages of the NHS  website

Sexual Orientation  
Bradford Friend - helpline for lesbian, gay and bisexual people - 01274 723802  
BLAGY - Bradford Lesbian and Gay Youth - 01274 395815  
Safetuk - advice and information for transgender people

Staying Safe: 



Bullying UK - advice and tips on dealing with bullying         

Childline - advice and information for young people dealing with a wide range of problems, online and telephone advice and support


The Hideout - help and information about domestic violence and abuse


 Bradford Counselling Services - for help and advice on issues which may be affecting you

CAMHS - for help with mental health issues

Samaritans - if you need someone to talk to

Keeping healthy:


B-Eat - for young people with eating disorders

NHS - general health information


NHS Lifecheck - a quiz to check how healthy you are


 Housing and Homelessness:  
 For homelessness and general housing advice, contact a Connexions Adviser at Culture Fusion (125 Thornton Road) or Keighley Connexions Centre (Keighley Town Hall) or telephone 01274 377800 or 01535 618100
Centrepoint - for a referral, see a Connexions Adviser at one of the above centres
Housing Options Service - telephone 01274 435999 for an assessment  

Bradford City Centre Project - emergency housing

Bradford Nightstop - homelessness and emergency housing in the Bradford area

 Open Moves - affordable homes for rent
Housing advice:  

Chas @ St Vincent's - housing advice service

Horton Housing - assistance and accommodation advice

Incommunities - social housing and advice

 Money and Benefits:  

Citizens Advice - young people and money

Turn2Us - benefits advice for young people

Local volunteering opportunities:  

Bradford Museums - details of volunteering opportunities in local museums


Keighley and District Volunteer Centre - local volunteering opportunities


NHS - volunteering opportunities within Bradford hospitals


One in a Million - a local charity offering sports and arts programmes to young people

Volunteering Bradford - information and advice about volunteering locally      


National volunteering websites


Do It - national volunteering opportunities

VInspired - search for a volunteering opportunity nationwide

Volunteering England - information, advice and opportunities

Free Time:   

Bradford Council - details of leisure facilities in the local area

Bradford Disability Sports - sport, leisure and physical activity opportunities for disabled people in Bradford

Culture Fusion - state of the art youth centre with climbing wall, dance studio, recording studio, information and advice

Duke of Edinburgh Awards - develop skills for work and life through activities


Raleigh International - overseas expedition programmes

Youth Buzz - listings of what's happening near you

Youth Hostel Association - listing of hostels to stay in when travelling