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Knowledge Exchange: Working with Young People

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February 13 @ 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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.


Flyer about the event with two pictures showing young teens taking parr in one outdoor activity and one indoor activity.
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  • 12.30pm – 1pm: Arrival and Networking
  • 1.00pm – 4.30pm: Trauma-Informed Training from Kazzum
  • 4.30pm – 5.00pm: Refreshments
  • 5.00pm – 7.00pm: Spotlight Project Learning & Sharing Session
  • 7.00pm – 7.45pm: Break (Free Catering Provided)
  • 7.45pm – 8.30pm: Performance from The Spotlight Project


Attendance to the Knowledge Exchange Day is FREE; places are limited and tickets are required.

Food and drink will be provided.

Secure your place today by clicking here.


For questions or queries, contact: josie@cheshiredance.org.



Spotlight Project
February 13
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Images Youth Centre
Nixon Drive
Winsford, CW7 2HG United Kingdom
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