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!

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.


Every Friday Term Time - 5.30pm - 7.00pm 

Starting 27th October - extended until July 2024

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The Big Lunch - Community Fun Day

Building Self-Belief are inviting you to take part in The Big Lunch, the UK's get together for neighbours and communities. We will provide refreshments and entertainment,  please come and join us.

Sunday 26th May 12-2.00pm

Please dress for the event - wellies and appropriate clothing for the weather.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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

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Neighbourly Volunteer Day

We are delighted to be working with Neighbourly to offer volunteering opportunities for the community. If you would like to join us on Friday 20th September 2024, follow the link below and sign up! 

Our volunteer days are always lively and fun, and it always amazes us how much can be achieved when we have a team of people all working together.

Come and join us!

Apply 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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Jobs & Budgeting Support - Leadgate

Join us for our Jobs & Budgeting Support at The Eden Miners Centre in Leadgate!
10.00am to midday every Tuesday. Come along on the day or message to book a for 1-1 support. Thanks to County Durham Community Foundation #PovertyHurts for their kind support

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Good To Grow Week

Good to Grow week - All Ages Welcome April 2024

Our Volunteer Days - Friday 26th April and/or Sunday 28th April (10.00am-3.00pm)

Benfieldside Community Garden

Building Self-Belief are taking part in a national week of action to celebrate the new growing season by welcoming visitors and volunteers, putting our nature-friendly garden on our map, and joining the movement for community growing access by building the Right to Grow in our area.

Volunteer with us
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Our Past Events

Volunteer at Benfieldside Community Garden in Honour of Mental Health Awareness Week

At Building Self-Belief our core aim is to help people grow in confidence and in turn improve their mental health. There is lots of research that proves being out in the fresh air gardening has a positive impact on mental health. Therefore what better way to celebrate the benefits of gardening than in Mental Health Awareness Week, 

Join us for Wear It Green Day on Thursday 16 May during Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) – and let’s turn the world green for good mental health! 

We will be there from 10am to 4.00pm, drop in and come and help - all you have to do is remember to wear green!

Volunteer today
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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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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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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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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. 

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