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

 

Counselling:

 
 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

Volunteering:   
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