Now Recruiting for Shaping Spaces

Submitted by May on Wed, 1st May 2019, 4:48pm

A new wellbeing programme run by the YMCA for 16 – 25 year olds in

Detailed course info here

The project is aimed at young people who spend a lot of time indoors, feel a lack of connection to their community and are at risk of feeling isolated. Meeting two days a week, the group go out and enjoy time together in some of Bradford’s beautiful green spaces. We focus on strengthening a relationship with nature, each other, and ourselves and provide a space of calm for tired minds. We will also look at relevant issues and topics such as how to build positive relationships, goals for the future and life-skills. The programme has been co-designed with a steering group of young people and activities to date have included tree planting, lighting and cooking on a fire and guided mindfulness walks. As part of BEES have the opportunity to work with community groups on various conservation projects.

If you would like to know more or would like to refer a young person please contact Rachel Deadman –

The Shaping Spaces Wellbeing project is supported by Co-op Foundation and government through the Building Connections Fund Youth strand and is part of Bradford YMCA.