The Listening Ear
Support for young people affected by parental separation
The Listening Ear project offers short-term support for young people who are experiencing their parents’ separation. It is recognised that it can be beneficial for many young people to have the opportunity to share their views and feelings with someone outside of their family.
Sessions are offered in a neutral, confidential space where young people
- will feel listened to
- know their views are validated and respected
- begin to feel less isolated, more secure
- are able to express difficult feelings openly
- can start to make sense of what’s happening
- can work out ways of coping and moving forward
Our support workers are experienced in working with young people whose parents are in mediation; this project is open to young people whose parents are not in mediation.
Referrals can be made directly by young people aged 16+; for under 16s, referrals may be made by a parent, school or other agency that may be supporting the child and/or family.
The project is free of charge for young people living in Bradford and Leeds – it is funded by Awards for All until December 2018 (or until funds are used up.) The service can also be purchased by those who can afford to pay or able to make a donation.
For more information, call us on 01274 732768 or 0113 245 2986
The aim of the project is to help alleviate distress and increase positive feelings and general wellbeing for young people – please take the opportunity to use it.