Women’s Street Watch


Bright Futures have supported a new local initiative in the community ‘Women’s Street Watch’, that aims to; reduce instances of sexual violence and harassment against women by offering a physical presence on the streets, acting in both a support capacity and as a deterrent for potential offenders. provide training and qualifications, particularly prioritising women from […]

Young Mum Mentors


Meet our young mum mentors! Hi I’m Kayleigh, I’m 25 from Jarrow and have a little girl called Khloe who’s 4. I joined bright futures young mums group when she was only a baby and I was 21. The group made me meet some life long friends who supported me through the highs and lows […]

COVID-19 Response


When lockdown was announced in March, Bright Futures suspended all face to face and group work sessions, as hard as this was to do, we’ve been able to come up with new innovative ways of working. Over the past 5 months we’ve supported young people with their health and wellbeing, supplied our mini ambassadors with […]

Thursday Fitness Sessions


  We run a FREE fitness session every Thursday with the amazing Carla Graham. Due to COVID-19 we have had to stop our weekly free fitness sessions, however we’ve instead recorded these sessions for you to follow at home in your free time. We understand the importance of staying active, especially when things have slowed […]

Magazine


Before COVID-19 stopped our face to face interactions, we were working on a project during girls club, lunch time drop ins and evening groups to create two magazines – made by young people, for young people. We’re so pleased that we have been able to to continue with this project through online communications with our […]

Activity Packs


Throughout lockdown, we have continued to support those who need us through online activities and phone calls. However as the restrictions began to ease, generous funding allowed us to provide food parcels and activity packs to our service users. Over the past few months we have delivered countless food parcels, well-being and relaxation packs, activities […]

Pen Pal Scheme


  Bright Futures Young Women’s Charity in South Shields invited young people, who are continuing to receive virtual support, to get involved in their latest social action project. The project asked young people to write letters and cards to residents living in local care homes to help residents stay in touch with the wider community […]