Here at Project Hope, we aim to provide a safe online space for people aged 13-25 who may be struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness. We know that these feelings can be overwhelming especially while COVID-19 means following social distancing and lock down measures. As a youth-run and youth-led project we relate to this on a very personal level which is why we felt it was important to make sure there was somewhere for people to go for those who need it with a community that is all going through the same thing.
We provide virtual hang-out sessions throughout the week. These are normally on;
Wednesday 4pm – 5:30pm
Saturday 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Here are just a few themes that our sessions have been on:
- Quizzes & Games
- Online Escape Rooms
- Wellbeing & Mental Health
- Music & Open Mics
- Arts & Crafts
- Skills Sharing
The project provides me with an opportunity to grow new skills and talents, and share things I enjoy doing with others.
It’s such a supportive environment, everyone is so welcoming to new ideas and trying things out. Then on top of that everyone is so complimentary in our sessions, I’m so lucky to be part of this project.