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What is self-confidence?

Self-confidence (or self-esteem) is about how positively you think and feel about yourself.

Your confidence can change depending on where you are and what you are doing. You might feel confident and proud about your ability to sing. But you could feel negatively about how you look, which may make you feel shy, or less confident.


The way you feel may affect how you behave. You might not want to take part in activities if you don’t think you can do them well, or you might feel angry or frustrated about what you can do.

It’s normal to sometimes struggle with your feelings and everyone worries from time to time - whatever their age, race or gender.

Find out more about how you can cope with feelings of low self-esteem...

Local support & information

Culture Fusion

Culture Fusion is a state of the art youth centre in the heart of Bradford city centre. Facilities include a climbing wall and music recording studio.

Get involved and give the team a call on 01274 307 228

Barnardo’s Queens Road Healthy Minds Participation Service

Young people work together to have their voice heard and improve how health services support children and young people across the district. You build confidence, gain new skills, make new friends and Make a Difference to your life and the life of others.

If you're interested in getting involved then get in touch with Nicola Swales on 01274 481 183 or nicola.swales@barnardos.org.uk

Youth Service

We provide things to do, someone to talk to and places for young people to go.

You can get in touch with us on 01274 432 440 or youthserviceinfo@bradford.gov.uk

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