Our Events

Come and join us and either participate in our programmes, celebrate the successes of our young people or help us raise money to continue our work. We have something for everybody!

Consett and Spanish Royalty?

Ever wondered: What was ‘The Battle of the Blue Heaps‘? Where does Consett’s name originate from? What links the town has with Spanish Royalty?

Venue: The Steel Club Consett 7:00pm - 8:30pm on Thursday 11th April

Please join us for a Free ‘Q & A’ evening with local historian Brian Harrison on the history of Consett. Brian will be taking questions on any historical topic related to Consett’s past. Book via the link provided and send any questions that you may have in advance. 

Book here
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Benfieldside Community Garden Activity Afternoon - 19th February 2024

Venue: Benfieldside Community Garden

Date: Monday 19th February (Benfieldside Half Term)

Time: 12-3pm

(FREE)

We will provide hoodies and equipment and refreshments. 

Please book so we have an idea of numbers.

Please dress for the event - if it raining wear a waterproof and wellies - for example

Book now
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Benfieldside Community Garden Activity Afternoon - 12th February 2024

So we can involve the local children and young people in the plans for the community garden, we are holding an afternoon of activities to hear their ideas, and give them an opportunity to come and help! This will be the first of many!

Venue: Benfieldside Community Garden

Date: Monday 12th February (St Mary's Half Term)

Time: 12-3pm

(FREE)

We will provide hoodies and equipment and refreshments. 

Please book so we have an idea of numbers.

Please dress for the event - if it raining wear a waterproof and wellies - for example

Book now
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Digital Inclusion

Building Self-Belief will be providing a series of session to support the community to get online and be more knowledgeable about how to use online services, including:

- Email

- Social media

- Banking, NHS, Podcasting and other apps.

We will provide the technology and the support.

Please encourage people to come along!

Find out more
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Moorside Youth Club- Building Self-Belief FREE

Venue: St John's Hall, Moorside

Age 8-12

Thursdays 4.45pm-6.15pm (Term Time only)

Food and Refreshments provided

Starting Thursday 11th January 2024

Register here
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Tow Law Winter Well-being & Support Programme

Venue: Tow Law Community Centre

Sessions delivered by the Building Self-Belief CIO team, every term time Wednesday from 8th November to 27th March 2024 (5:00-6:45 pm). 

FREE hot food and drinks 

A huge thank you to Sunderland Counselling Service for their kind support of this programme, it shall make a real difference to many young people and their families across what is a challenging period for many. 

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Adult Jobs, Budgeting & Well-being Support

Venue: Tow Law Community Centre 

Funded by Sunderland Counselling Service, who are celebrating 40 years, we are providing individual support around household budgeting, employability and emotional wellbeing. 

Free hot food, drinks and entry. 

Every term time Wednesday from 8th November to 27th March 2024 (5:00-6:45pm). 

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Our Past Events

Building Self-Belief FREE Youth Club session for children age 8-12

Venue: The Eden Miner's Centre, Leadgate. DH8 6DP

Food and activities will be provided.

FREE

Every Friday Term Time - 5.30pm - 7.00pm 

Starting 27th October - ending 15th December 2023

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Born in Bridgehill, Cast in the Steelworks

As part of our programme of events exploring Consett's industrial heritage, come and join us at this FREE community event where Alan Swinburne will present about his experiences of Consett's industrial and social history.

After the talk,  you  will get an opportunity to tell us about your thoughts about Consett's past, and your hopes for the town's future.

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Happy 5th Birthday Building Self-Belief CIO

As a celebration of our 5th Birthday, Building Self-Belief invited our young people, staff, trustees, funders and supporters to the Derwent Manor on the 7th September 2023. What a fabulous day we had. In 2018, we were delighted to have Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowden to launch the charity, our plan was to have her with us for our 5th birthday. Unfortunately, she has been unwell recently, and her Deputy Lieutenant Richard Swart attended in her place. He made a great deal of effort in both his research of the charity, his heartfelt speech, plus how much time and offer he took to interact with the attendees at the event. 

Take a look at our successes
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