Our impact


OnSide is the national charity behind a growing Network of Youth Zones – state of the art youth centres giving young people the opportunity to shine and discover their passion and their purpose.

Young people talking

What we fund

Training for senior youth workers in reflective practice together with supervision and counselling sessions.

Why we work with them

Youth Workers, whether paid or voluntary, play a significant role in supporting the mental health of young people. But the role can be challenging. We want to help youth workers feel confident looking after the mental health of young people as well as feeling sufficiently supported themselves.

Youth workers and young person talking

“The past two years have been tumultuous with a combination of isolation, inactivity and social exclusion increasing young people’s needs … it is critically important that we support our front-line youth workers with care, investment, and conviction”.

Leon Crosby, Head of Operations, Blackburn Youth Zone