Charity information

This Way Up

SILENT NIGHT - that's the prayer of many young people we work with. A break from mum and dad arguing! Your support helps us to listen to young people and give them tips on coping.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    This Way Up enables young people who have been affected by loss as a result of bereavement or parental separation/divorce to have access to support which helps them to identify feelings and develop strategies to cope.

    In a recent survey, 72% of children said that they would value having someone to talk to when their parents split up. (Kids in the Middle Nov '08)

    We aim to be there when young people need someone to talk to at the place where they spend most of their time - school.



    We have developed a course called 'Lost & Found' and we train Christian youth workers around the UK and in Cape Town, S Africa where HIV/AIDS is an enormous problem, to deliver our materials.

  • Aims

    This Way Up aims to:

    • Training youth workers across the UK to understand how young people are affected by parental separation and bereavement and giving them the skills, confidence and support to listen to them.
    • Supporting young people affected by parental separation and bereavement and helping them to understand their feelings and develop strategies to cope. We provide small groups and 1:1 support.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1114775

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 3

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 4

    Phone number: 0121 689 2912

    Address: The Branch 85 Warwick Road Olton Solihull B92 7HP

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Training room equipment and furnishings

    Increased numbers of children and young people needing to talk about the affect of divorce... More
  • Team Leader salary shortfall

    We are a listening ear to children and young people dealing with difficult life events lik... More