About the group

A Creative Space for Young People’s Wellbeing

Spark is a free face-to-face young people’s group for 12-17 year olds. Spark is funded by Building Life Chances and focuses on the benefits of using creativity to support our wellbeing.

The group is a drop-in, offering a safe and inclusive space for young people to connect socially with peers, explore different creative activities, build confidence, access support for their mental health and develop positive coping strategies to aid resilience.

We take an open and inclusive approach to creativity and art, being of the belief that everyone can participate in being creative in some way. You do not need to have any prior experience or skills in art to come along to this group.

Young people attending the group will have the opportunity to exercise creative freedom by trying different art mediums and taking part in collaborative creative projects with their peers. Activities offered in the group will be diverse, including things such as creative writing, using clay, photography, drawing and painting.

How do I access this group?

Our Spark Groups run from two locations in Hertfordshire, as listed below:

  • Bishops Stortford Wellbeing Centre (covering the East Herts district) – Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm
  • Watford Wellbeing Centre (covering the Watford district) – Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm

If you are a young person wanting to attend the Spark group, please email [email protected] or call us on 0208 189 8400. We will then make contact with you to get some further details and arrange for you to meet us and come along to your first session.

If you are a youth professional or parent/carer wanting to support a young person to attend the group, please email us at [email protected]. We will then make contact with you to see how we can support your young person to come along.

Upon joining the group, we will also ask you to complete our Spark Contact Form, which is available from this webpage. This can be emailed through to [email protected] or we can help you complete this in-person at the group when you attend.