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Barnardo's Badges


The HYPE service provides young people with opportunities to create change in children’s community health services including mental health services, public health nursing, paediatrics and allied health professionals. Opportunities include: art workshops; writing blogs, recruitment panels, consultations, making presentations, peer support groups.

You can earn badges in the following areas:

Engage badges

Getting Involved With HYPE - First Engagement Badge

You will have attended a meeting and demonstrated interest in getting more involved with HYPE.


Participate badges

Barnardo’s Staff Selection Training Badge

You need to have attended a training event to prepare you to recruit staff for Barnardo’s, the local authority or health service.


Demonstrate badges
Expert badges

Barnardo’s HYPE Community Research Badge

You will need to use your lived experience to design and carry out a research project with your peers.


Leader badges
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Get Creative With Barnardo’s HYPE

You need to have created or contributed to an online blog, drawing, painting, sculpture,craft piece, poetry, creative writing, acting,film making, film script writing or story-telling project.



Barnardo’s Staff Selection and Recruitment Badge

You need to have participated in a recruitment panel for either Barnardo's, the Local Authority or Health Service.


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Barnardo’s HYPE Art and Creativity Project

You need to have demonstrated your learning from participating in an art or creative project which conveys messages important to children, young people and their families.


Barnardo’s Staff Selection & Recruitment- Expert

You need to demonstrate skills in recruiting and selecting candidates for Barnardo’s,local authorities and health staff. Having recruited staff for a minimum of 6 months and 5 interview panels.


Barnardo’s HYPE Training& Presenting Badge -

You need to have presented at staff training programmes or events and will have used your lived experience to contribute to these.You will have an improved understanding of a range of issues affecting young people and service users.



Barnardo’s HYPE Service Young Leader

You need to have shown leadership by supporting and mentoring young people,presenting the service to others, and introducing them to groups. This includes taking responsibility for a participation project and to be confident in leading training groups with young people and professionals.


Barnardo's HYPE Service Training & Presenting
Badge – Lead

You will have a proven ability to work as a member of the HYPE team and co-design and co-deliver learning workshops and events to support development and understanding of staff.



Barnardo’s HYPE Service Training & Presenting Badge

You need to be under 25 years old and have presented at a staff training program or other event, using your lived experience.


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