Welcome to
Brighter Lives North West


Welcome to Brighter Lives North West.

We are a community interest company based at Valley Street Community Centre in Burnley.

Alongside a great team of fully trained volunteers, we are here to support children, young people and adults from Burnley and Padiham in all aspects of their lives.

Whether it’s our Young People’s groups where we discuss topics such as bullying or self-harm, or a one to one session in which we offer advice and support on domestic abuse or mental health needs, we work with between 250-300 children and young people and between 40-60 adults per year.

Brighter Lives North West is a friendly place where you will feel safe and welcome amongst like minded individuals.

You are not alone.

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All of our services are bespoke to each individual’s needs. We understand that everyone is unique and they need the best intervention suited to them.
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Meet Benji!
Benji is our Therapy Dog, a working Cocker Spaniel who is undergoing training. He lives with one of our Directors and is well looked after.
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Summer project
In 2019 we ran a summer project with LANPAC funding. This was aimed at children and young people.
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Our Approach

We consider everybody as a unique individual, therefore we offer a confidential, personal approach that is suitable for your specific needs. Each person has an inner strength and we believe that this is about empowering you. You are the one that will be doing this; we are simply giving you the tools.
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Services we offer

  • Domestic Abuse – 1-1 support
  • Freedom Programme – group setting
  • Self-Harm – 1-1 support
  • Anxiety and Depression – 1-1 support
  • Coping Strategies – 1-1 support

And much more…
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Let’s get started!

We spend most of the week out and about in the community, visiting primary and secondary schools on a daily basis as well as colleges, town halls and other community centres.

On Tuesday evenings we run our Young People’s group for 11-18 year olds at our Valley Street base from 5:30- 7pm. If you’re coming along for the first time, please come a little earlier so that we can take your details.

If you’d like to speak to us, you can call us on 07925 726855 from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm or send us an email any time contact@brighterlivesnorthwest.co.uk.

You can also reach us via the online form.

Volunteer opportunities

If you have any enquiries about volunteer roles, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call on 07925 726855 from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm or email contact@brighterlivesnorthwest.co.uk.

Click here to find out more about how our volunteers have worked with us on some of our previous projects.

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