At Inspire, we prioritise the health and well-being of both our members and our staff. 

We have a number of amazing programmes, projects, benefits and support available. The targeted programmes that Inspire delivers are a fantastic way for young people to focus on themselves and improve their health, physically and mentally.

From fun and structured projects in our Project Zone to some of our Funded Programmes, we also have an amazing Health and Well-being offer.

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Hello, my name is Ilona and I am the Health and Wellbeing coordinator at Inspire Youth Zone. It has been a difficult time for lots of young people and adults recently. I feel it is important that we all take some time to reflect on our wellbeing and ask for help whenever we need it.

I am always here for young people and if you have any concerns or want to know anything about our programmes then don’t hesitate to email me at

Inspire in schools

Inspire delivers a range of health and wellbeing programmes in local primary and high schools. We also offer youth work support and one-to-one mentoring.

Inspire offer a 6, 12 and 24-week health and wellbeing programme. The programme consists of fun targeted 1 hour sessions. The programmes are aimed at young people in years 6 – 10 and encourage young people to take an active role in improving their health and wellbeing.

Youth Worker support is based in school for support to young people, this can include delivery of programmes, 1-to-1 work, small group work, and drop-in sessions. Also includes availability for lunchtime sessions. This is a bespoke service that is tailored to the individual needs of the school and the individual young person. Topics can include; friendships, mental health, confidence, self-esteem and coping strategies.

One-to-one mentoring with a youth worker for half a day session at Inspire Youth Zone. Using the fantastic range of facilities at Inspire to gauge the interests of the young people & build a relationship to set and achieve individual targets with a focus on their mental health and wellbeing.

Inspire offers bespoke programmes covering a range of Health and well-being subjects. Sessions can be delivered within the school setting or Inspire Youth zone. The topics we cover include:

Some of our programmes…

Be Yourself is a safe space for LGBT young people. We have two groups Be Yourself junior for 8-12 years olds runs every Saturday 1-2pm.

Be Yourself Seniors is for 12-18 years and takes place every Wednesday 4-5pm.

We are part of the LGBT practitioners Network and work with the local council to ensure of service is effective. EmpowHERa 10-week programme that aims to build young women’s self-esteem and wellbeing by taking part in meaningful social action opportunities. HIMpactis a transformational and supportive programme that focuses on the psychological and emotional development of young men and boys and aims to provide them with a safe, healthy and contained transition to manhood. Be Mindful is a 6-week programme focusing on mindful activities such as yoga, meditation and mindful coping strategies.

Additional support for young people.

Laura from Butterfly and Pheonix project offers young people person-centered counselling. Counseling is available by appointment or on a drop-in basis every Wednesday 6.30-8.30 pm

We have two volunteers with experience in Health and wellbeing. Louise is a complementary therapist and trained in massage, mindful, reiki and aromatherapy. Fiona is a retired GP who specializes in Sexual Health.

Inspire works in partnership with Lancashire Sexual Health Services to provide free condoms and confidential sexual advice.