What are we?

Raising Youth was originally established as a community group in July 2019 to spread awareness of services available to young individuals and signpost where necessary. We began to grow towards providing our own services that you see today and as a result was registered as a Community Interest Company in April 2020. Raising Youth is ran completely by volunteers both behind the scenes and frontline.

What do we do?

We provide services to support individuals aged 0-19 (20-25 for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or Mental Health (MH) conditions. Our services cover a wide range of topics ranging from Mental Health, Employment, Education & Daily Life.


We offer a range of different options and services accessible to;

• Early Years - Infant & Toddlers (0-4)
• Children (5-12)
• Adolescents (13-19)
• Young Adults (20-25) with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) / Mental Health (MH) conditions

As an organisation working to benefit young people, we strive to: • Be Inclusive
• Show Support
• Be diverse

These are our core values and expect all of our volunteers to model and deliver. We are always learning and developing through all experiences.  


A safe, inclusive and tailored service ensures that young individuals receive the support, resources and help that they need.

Everyone should have the opportunity to be included, whether in a conversation, activity, event or service.

We believe every young individual, despite age, diagnosis or ability has the potential to develop both personally and professionally.

Every young individual should shape their own future in safe and creative environments, celebrating every small or big achievement for positivity.

Who can refer to our services and how:

Raising Youth accepts referrals from organisations, family members, local authorities and the individual themselves. We do this to ensure that we can support those who require our services as early as possible. 

Referral processes into our services are completed in two ways:
Referrals from the individual or a family member must be completed through our Self & Peer Referral Form which can be accessed here. These referrals will be processed within 5 business days.

Referrals from organisations or authorities must be completed using our Agency Referral Form which can be accessed here. These referrals are processed quicker than those from individuals or family members where contact to the agency will be made within 3 business days.