What we do

What We Do What We Do

Building Self-Belief deliver programmes, projects, and training; all with the aim to build stronger communities by building self-belief. We have significantly improved the mental health, self-esteem and life chances of thousands of vulnerable young people across the North East, and we have lots of plans for exciting new projects.

Who is Building Self-Belief for?

Our core aim is to build stronger communities by building self-belief in vulnerable young people. We run a series of programmes for children in areas that are socio-economically ‘deprived’ according to the  Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) measures. 

We deliver group workshops around wellbeing, building aspiration, future planning, teambuilding and cultural activities to support vulnerable young people in building better local communities.

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Our Programmes

Research into young people's mental health has concluded that they are most vulnerable when having to cope with change. Therefore, we have created our programmes to support young people when they are most in need of emotional support.

Building Self-Belief Main Programmes:

  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Heritage Programme
  • Employability Programme
  • Environmental Programme
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Our Projects

Working in collaboration with others is something that we think is extremely important. We conduct a range of projects, some have been transforming spaces, others have been heritage projects. Connecting young people and connecting communities is an essential way to build self-belief.

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Our Research

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to working with young people and establishing how to get the very best out of them. Nevertheless, we feel it is important that we are always learning. Conducting our own primary research is an important element of what we do. We are delighted to be currently working with professionals and interns from Newcastle University to coordinate what has the potential to be very informative research.

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Our Courses

We combine our experiences in education, mental health and health and social care in the creation of a series of courses that will support your school and the wellbeing of staff and students. We can also offer online courses to help people gain a greater understanding of how to support the wellbeing of young people.

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Success stories

Blog / August 27th, 2018

Year 6 Exploring their Heritage, The English Civil War

The end of Year 6 is an exciting, yet daunting time for many of our youngsters. They are saying goodbye to the environment where they have felt safe and secure to embark on a huge adventure as they go on to ‘big school’.

Blog / July 18th, 2018

Dealing With Pressures in Education

Building self-belief in our young people is an essential element of their education. I recently received a thank you card from a Year 11 student who said “In such a short time period you have been amazing, thank you so much for helping me and being so kind.

Films / July 18th, 2021

Delves Lane Primary School | Consett Steelworks Heritage Project

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the closure of Consett Steelworks we delivered a project where we looked back at the whole history of the town of Consett, and the huge influence the steelworks had on the local community.

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