The latest from Amazing Futures in East Sussex Jan 2022

The latest from Amazing Futures in East Sussex

Our Amazing Futures peer support activity groups in East Sussex have had a busy few months. Here are some of the highlights…
group of young people stood behind a table full of plates of food, including Ploughman's Lunches

Just a few of the many Ploughman’s Lunches we made…

Some of the young people volunteered at the Mayor’s quiz night last month, where we made over 60 Ploughman‘s Lunches! We then served the meal and cleared away tables too. The night was a great success, no doubt in part due to the excellent catering… 

group of young men smiling at the camera, stood on Eastbourne seafront

Ed’s Amazing Running Group stopping for a breather

Every Wednesday afternoon, Ed’s Amazing Running Group has been meeting to go for a run along the Eastbourne seafront. We’ve been progressing well, and can now run two miles without stopping in 23 minutes! We’re going to do our first ever Parkrun on Saturday (12 February) at the Shinewater lakes. Watch out, there will be no stopping us soon!

Young people, each stood on their own stretchy band, one girl pulling the ends up above her head

Using stretchy bands at a New Year New You session

Like many others, we tried to start this year as we meant to go on. Youth worker and fitness teacher Ed Richardson ran four New Year New You sessions in January. We learned new ways to exercise, and about healthy lifestyles. We’re determined to carry on with at least some of our new good habits. 

Charlotte and Eliza have created a fantastic new mental health handbook for peer supporters. Charlotte is our Amazing Futures intern in East Sussex, and Eliza is on a student placement.
Charlotte and Eliza are also working with the newly formed (but as yet unnamed!) East Sussex youth voice group. Together we are developing a series of resources for young people with SEND on topics like:

  • mental health and SEND
  • I am not just my label
  • things you always wanted to ask professionals but were too embarrassed
The youth voice group has discussed what we want to achieve. We agreed our focus is going to be on community action. We want to educate people about the realities of the lives of young people within the SEND community, focusing on the positives.

Get involved

Are you aged 14 to 25 with additional needs, living in East Sussex? Learn more about Amazing Futures peer support activity groups.
If you’d like to get involved, or have questions, contact Claire on 07484 915038 or email
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