Following the year-long Spotlight Project from Cheshire Dance and partners to bring creative physical experiences to young people for improved mental health, this Knowledge Exchange invites practitioners and professionals working in a youth context across dance, sports and the arts to come together to explore and learn from the initiative.
Working in partnership with New Images Youth and Community Centre, Mind Body Balance Academy, Youth Fed and Winsford Care Community, Cheshire Dance created the Spotlight Project in Winsford for people of 11-18 years of age to get active to improve their mental health and well-being.
Placing the Spotlight on what the YOUNG PEOPLE like to do, the project promoted experiencing new things whilst building self-awareness and self-confidence and boosting wellbeing through creative activity.
Forming a safe and supportive youth-led space for the young people to explore – and with specialist mental health professionals on hand at every session to guide the young people through mental health challenges – the Spotlight Project has since become a programme championed by the local police force and a pathway that social prescribers are confident to refer into for low level mental health challenges.
This Knowledge Exchange Day will share the learning from the initiative and will bring together practitioners and professionals to explore and articulate best practice in this area through ‘The Spotlight Approach’.
As part of the Exchange, Kazzum Arts will deliver a half-day workshop on Trauma-Informed Practice when working with children and young people to support attendees to develop knowledge, insight and relational capacities when working with participants who have lived experience of trauma. This is an interactive and holistic session, using the arts to explore both theory and practice within a trauma-informed approach.
Attendance to the Knowledge Exchange Day is FREE; places are limited and tickets are required.
Food and drink will be provided.
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Shining the Spotlight on the mental well being of young people in the town of Winsford, encouraging physical activity and engagement with peers,
Cheshire Dance works within the community and in education settings to enrich young lives through dance. Dance & Young People forms an integral part of the principle Cheshire Dance Programme.
Youth Fed provides support for youth groups, connects youth professionals with training programmes and gives a leg up to young people between 10 & 29.
Personal well-being coaching to support you to move to improve your body and your mind!
Winsford Care Community aims to improve health and wellbeing through NHS and Council commissioned services, working with local people and organisations.
A safe place and welcoming environment for people to socialise and meet new people in the town of Winsford.