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