Shaping Spaces is a Wellbeing project for young people aged 16-25 who are NEET. It is part of Bradford Environment Education Service (BEES) within City of Bradford YMCA.
Through previous work with young people, we realised that many struggled with ‘hidden’ difficulties such as anxiety, depression, isolation, lack of confidence and low self-esteem. The Shaping Spaces Wellbeing project is our response to this. By spending time together in some of Bradford's wonderful green spaces, working on community projects and reflecting on life, we support young people to improve and maintain their health and relationships, busting some of the barriers to living a more fulfilling and happy life, increasing their confidence and potential.
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.