As of April 2021 Bradby’s existing specialist services (substance misuse, safer relationships and targeted support) were aligned, coming together to create a single project for supporting young people across a range of issues. ASCENT, is Bradby Club’s specialist Health and Well-being support service incorporating a number of professionals to meet young people’s complex needs.
- Broaden spectrum of support and education
- Enable more effective overlap of Bradby professionals
- Create a single streamlined support service for young people and youth provisions
- Benefit from multi-disciplinary team input
- Improve overall outcomes for young people
The work we do:
Youth Club Sessions
This service and the club will continue to offer open access, supportive youth work, built on the development of sustained relationships and the well-being of the whole person. The interaction through evening sessions at the club with more specialised project work is still crucial in engaging and positively impacting young people’s futures.
121 Support and Mentoring
ASCENT will have a heavy focus on 121 support as this is where we are able to encourage most change from young people. Young people are identified through the open access youth sessions or referred from other agencies. 121’s and mentoring take many forms depending on the young person, the issues affecting them and the desired outcomes. Boxing, sport, cooking, arts or just conversation are a few of the tools incorporated into the sessions to make an impact.
Group work sessions around current issues is delivered as part of ASCENT To target behaviours and issues across young people’s peers and friends.
Drop-in sessions / Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls will continue to be delivered within schools and local youth provisions when it is possible to do so. Drop-ins remain very popular, worthwhile and convenient method for us to visit a wide range of young people regularly. The drop-ins work well as they are short, sharp informative and fun activities, promoting thinking, conversation and learning through young people’s own experiences.
Workshops are delivered within schools and youth provisions covering a wide range of topics to empower and educate young people. Topics include:
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness
- Relationships and Sexual Health
The delivery team
The delivery team is made up of full and part-time paid staff and volunteers. Including JNC qualified Youth workers with degrees in Youth and Community Services, BSc in Psychology and MSc in Health Psychology. Other qualification across the team include: Youth Work NVQ’s level 1,2 and 3, Youth Counselling Diploma’s, Mental Health First Aid etc. A multitude of sports coaching qualifications across staff and volunteers including: Boxing level 1 and 2, British Weightlifting, football, tennis, kickboxing and martial arts, multi-sports.
Get in touch
Young people can contact us by either calling 01788 544344, Instagram or Facebook or emailing a member of the team:
Professionals and organisations please email email@example.com if you would like to refer a young person or find out more about ASCENT.