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Become a Lived Experience Champion
Young People are at the heart of everything we do

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Barnardo's HYPE Service is recruiting Lived Experience Champions

We are looking for young people aged 11 – 25 who have used support services and want to use their experience to improve services for other young people.


You will join a team of young people and receive support and training from Barnardo's project workers.


You can earn vouchers and online badges as you achieve your goals and make a difference.


We also have a route into employment for young adults aged 18+.


You could get involved in;


  • Interviewing staff

  • Contributing to staff training

  • Promoting the Young People’s Health Manifesto

  • Consulting other young people and making presentations.

  • Creating films

  • Designing and editing the CAMHS website


We welcome any lived experience including;


  • Mental Health Services

  • ​Special Educational Needs & Disability

  • Living in Care

  • Seeking Asylum

  • Criminal Justice

  • Young Carers

  • Family Support.


We particularly welcome young people of colour and LGBTQ+ young people and hope to involve young people in making services more accessible.


Any time commitment is welcome. Some young people get involved just in school holidays or in after school groups once or twice a month. You may have time during the day and can get involved more.


For more information and to arrange an informal discussion contact  please complete the contact form below

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