We've got a lot going on! Have a read below to find out about some of the projects we're currently-or have recently been-involved with.
If you want to know more about any of these programmes, just contact us, and don’t forget to sign up to our mailing list for updates from us about what we're up to, and what's coming up.
'Fire & Wire', East Midlands
In 2017, we began working as part of consortium partnership with the National Youth Agency, Platform Thirty1 and Applied Psychologies,
designing a programme called ‘Fire & Wire’ as part of an application for a £1.8 million grant released by Spirit of 2012 and #IWill,
in response to the growing concern around girl's mental health nationally, combined with the centenary of women’s suffrage.
From a total of 20 applications, Fire & Wire was one of only two finalists eventually shortlisted to receive a development grant, which we used
to help groups of girls in ex-coalfield areas to explore how their brains work through ‘Chimp Paradox’ theory, using activities such as Forum Theatre.
Although Fire & Wire sadly did not win the final award, the partnership is currently in discussions with various funders, working towards our ambition
to reach more young people directly and develop subsequent training resources, which we'll then use to train youth practitioners across the UK.
‘Power of Parenting’, Nottinghamshire
This is a recent venture we’ve developed in response to the huge number of parents who have spoken to us in recent years about how, as parents,
they can use the information and knowledge that we share; from before baby is born to the turbulent adolescent years.
In particular, many parents express how powerless they feel in supporting their child at key points in the journey of childhood,
and how to most effectively support the struggles associated with school expectations, behaviour, mental health etc.
We recently ran our first ‘Power of Parenting’ programme; three short, informal sessions for parents to introduce easy-to-understand info and essential knowledge to support parents with some of their greatest concerns and worries. These sessions have been very well received and we’ll be programming more in early 2019. Look at our Power of Parenting and Coming Up pages for more info.