Barnardo's HYPE

Young People Creating Change In Children’s Health

Barnardo's HYPE service was established in 2009 to enable young people and their families to co-design and contribute to change in children’s health.

Barnardo's HYPE Service works as a partner with Children’s Community Health Partnership in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, with Sirona Health Care and AWP

We have a sister service in Plymouth

We are inspired by:

Article 12 - U.N. Convention for the Rights of the Child

“Children have the right to be heard in all decisions that affect them.”

The NHS Constitution

“The NHS aspires to put the patient at the heart of everything it does.”

The difference we make to young people’s confidence and self belief.

“I used to feel quite inadequate and lonely but now I’ve joined HYPE, that’s changed. I get emails or calls saying ‘hey new event’ and I feel important. I’m able to talk to any of the HYPE workers, as I know they will always listen.

Say It With Film 



Film is one of the most effective ways for young people to have their say, to have influence and shape opinion. 


This film, made by young people from Plymouth and Bristol tells you about the wonderful achievements completed so far by HYPE young people, it show cases all of our projects that you, as a young person, can get involved with too! 


‘I’m so glad to have been able to work on this video and it has allowed me to expand on skills that have only been a hobby to me so far. It is also amazing to see the reaction this video got and how many people are going to be using and viewing a video I helped create.’  ~ E-Plymouth 

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