Inspiring Opportunities


PLEASE NOTE: Phase 1 of this project is now complete. This page will be updated once we determine how we are moving forward with phase 2. To find out how phase 1 went, please take a read of our project report here.

Our COVID response project, ‘Inspiring Opportunities’, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, is a collaborative project that aims to support three key demographics in and around the Selby District; Adults struggling with their mental health, young people living with disabilities or out of mainstream education and all young people in schools aged 5-13. If you yourself are struggling with your mental health, are a teacher or parent, or work with a young person support group we would love to discuss how this project can support you, your children or the work you do!

Project Overview

Adult Support

Working with ‘Talk Tonight – Selby C.I.C.’ and ‘Be Heard’, we are offering peer-peer support for up to 30 adults struggling with their mental health through our structured group sessions. As two groups of up to 15, you will join us for nine, two-hour sessions at Community House in Selby to talk, share and listen together as we explore the factors that affect our mental wellbeing and the tools we can employ to help manage our wellbeing. Additionally, there will also be the option to benefit from 1:1 support and supporting others in the community by volunteering for any of a selection of local community initiatives. You can find out more about Talk Tonight – Selby C.I.C. and their involvement in the Inspiring Opportunities project by watching the short animation below.

Activities for young people out of mainstream education

In addition, Everyday Enable C.I.C. will be helping us develop a fully accessibly set of activities for young people living with disabilities or unable to access mainstream education due to behavioural difficulties. Working with Pupil Referral Units, disability support groups and youth services, we hope to provide the workshops directly to 30 young people and optimise the session plans for use by other groups.

Activities for schools and at home

With COVID disrupting our hands-on wildlife, ecology & mental health workshops in Schools, we are optimising and developing our activities to be accessible online for Schools, youth groups and parents to access. We will also be delivering some online workshops for classes at a handful of schools in the area.


Find out more!

To find out more about this exciting initiative or to see how you could get involved, please get in touch with us directly using the form on the website or our contact details.