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Gallery displaying brightly coloured graffiti art on canvases. There are a series with messages including "mental health", "stop bullying", "save the environment", "safety". There is one large piece reading "Be yourself, love yourself, let your voice be heard, don't let people discriminate.". One piece features many overlapping words. And one piece has the cartoon character Stitch from Lilo and Stitch and a quote from the film: "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten."

Autumn update from Amazing Futures East Sussex It was a big job packing up all our games, art supplies, cooking equipment, and the other contents of our very full office, but Amazing Futures East Sussex has successfully moved venues in Eastbourne! Our office is now based in The Deerfold Centre, and we’re running groups and…

Young woman work on laptops while sitting on a sofa together

Spotlight on the Brighton Youth Employment Hub The Youth Employment Hub is a centre in Kemptown, Brighton where young people aged 16 to 25 can go to receive information, advice and guidance about their future options and career opportunities. They can also access a range of wellbeing activities like yoga, arts and crafts sessions and…

Getting support over the holidays We know that this can be difficult time for many SEND families, with reduced support, changes to routines, and stretched budgets. If you or your child are struggling over the holidays, here’s where to go for help: I need help right now with a mental health emergency I’m worried about…

Young people in various jellyfish costumes, one using a wheelchair, some holding signs, a crowd is visible behind at the road edge.

Latest from Amazing Futures East Sussex A quick update for you from our ever-busy Amazing Futures groups for young people with SEND in East Sussex… As well as our many regular groups and sessions where we play games, make food, and catch up with each other, we also had a fantastic time taking part in…

Noah’s starring role in Peter Pan movie Amaze is delighted to be able to share an interview with local young actor, Noah Matthews Matofsky, who is starring as Lost Boy, ‘Slightly’, in the latest Disney live action family film, ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’. Noah’s mum, Kate, confirmed the family have used Amaze services over the…

Young people from Amazing Futures pose in a big cut out frame like a polaroid photo in a rainforest with lots of animals, that says "Me and my wild friends" along the bottom

What’s new with Amazing Futures East Sussex: monkeying around at Drusillas, wellbeing walks, Eastbourne 5 race, and more. The young people at our Amazing Futures East Sussex groups have been keeping busy as usual! Here’s what they’ve been up to lately… As Drusillas’ Charity of the Year, Amaze was able to send some of our…

Molly’s success story We love a good success story, so we were really pleased when Amazing Futures volunteer Molly got in touch to share hers! Molly first started going to our Amazing Futures groups for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) three years ago, before getting involved as a volunteer – and…

A group of people smiling at the camera, of a variety of ages, mostly wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with the Amaze logo, holding rainbow umbrellas, stood next to a woman in a bright sequined dress, big curly hair, and bright dramatic make up. It looks like a sunny day, with a bright blue sky behind them.

Amaze celebrates Pride Young People’s Voice Intern, Pagane Gacheva, is here to tell us about the fantastic time Amaze had at Brighton Pride this year, and why it’s important the voices of young people with SEND are heard in the LGBTQIA+ community. This August, Amaze took part in the Brighton Pride Parade for the very…

Spotlight on Kacey – our Kickstarter Advice Line Assistant You may have seen our previous blog post about staff members Mia and Charlotte who joined Amaze in roles funded by the Kickstart government scheme for unemployed young people. This feature focuses on Kacey, who has been working as our Kickstarter SENDIASS Advice Line Assistant for…

Ex-intern Jade reports in We always love to hear from our previous interns about what they’ve been up to since they finished their Amazing Futures paid internship! So we’re happy to be able to share an update from past Young People’s Intern Jade, who’s been a busy bee from the sounds of things: Happy New…

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