Our Projects

Bright Futures now have two accredited Children and Young People’s Independent Violence Advisor’s (CHISVA’s). This mean’s we can support young women under the age of 18 who have experienced rape of sexual violence, or under 25 years of age for those with a learning disability.

Our CHISVA’S can offer both practical and emotional support, a listening service, accurate and impartial information and support with the criminal justice system.

Our new mental health project is offering young women aged 16-25 the opportunity to access 1:1 mental health support and group sessions focussing on their wellbeing.

We currently have two drop ins running weekly, from our Community Hub in South Shields and at South Tyneside College.

Bright Futures work as part of Northumbria Police’s Multi-Agency Exploitation Team providing one-to-one tailored support, to young women who are at risk of or have been a victim of grooming and exploitation.

Girls Standing Up! is our newest project here at Bright Futures. ‘GSU’ aims to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) and the gender stereotypes that contribute to this.

GSU was developed in 2020 in response to the murder of Sarah Everard.

Bright Futures Young Mums Network supports mums across South Tyneside.

We currently have over 100+ young mums registered in the Network. We support young mums either one to one or in a group setting depending on the individual needs of the young woman.

Bright Futures run a Mini Ambassador Programme every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenin.

Bright Futures Friendship Group has over 10 members attend the sessions every Wednesday 10:00 to 12:00 at Marsden Health Centre.

The group had been re-vamped and attracted new members as well as existing ones. 

Bright Futures continue to provide weekly evening youth work sessions using various techniques to engage young people including group work and detached youth work.

Our youth workers have built a good rapport with many young people

Every Thursday Bright Futures offer free fitness sessions facilitated by our amazing PT.

The sessions run 17:00 to 18:00 and cover a range of different exercises and fitness activities such as boxing, circuit training, strength, and conditioning training; as well as fun fitness games and team building exercises.

Future Hope is a group of women who are either currently working in the sex industry or who have been sex workers and have decided to exit the industry.

It is a friendly, non-judgemental place to meet with other women to discuss and support each other with challenges that are unique to them.

Bright Futures continue to offer a comprehensive ‘Employability’ programme to young women aged 16+, with ongoing success.

We work with the local Job Centres, colleges, training providers and partner agencies.

Bright Futures currently facilitate drop-in sessions at numerous schools across South Tyneside.

Within these short informal sessions, we cover issue based informal education, whilst providing information and guidance surrounding a range of issues.