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Building Brighter Futures

Building Brighter Futures is a programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. Find out more about how you can get involved!

What is Building Brighter Futures?

Building Brighter Futures is a three-year programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. The programme will include talks, Q&As and workshops to give you practical skills to manage your CF alongside other interests. We hope to cover a broad range of topics from mental health and isolation, to coding, blogging and vlogging. Hear from Digital Youth Outreach Officer Bahar Mustafa to find out a little bit more about her role in the Building Brighter Futures Programme.

What's coming up?

Art for well-being, June–August

We are excited to announce the next six-week Building Brighter Futures programme, an 'art for well-being' course. Hephzibah Kaplan is a qualified mental health professional with a background in art therapy spanning 20 years. She will be delivering a set of online workshops for young people with CF, giving participants an opportunity to explore art and creativity as a way of managing their physical and mental health. This workshop is for people with CF aged 10-18.

If you're a parent or carer of someone with CF and would like to know more, please contact Holly-Rae Smith by emailing hollyrae.smith@cysticfibrosis.org.uk

The dates of the workshops are: 

21 June, 5 July, 12 July, 19 July, 26 July, 2 August

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To sign up to any of these workshops, fill in the form below.

Catch up

We will be recording all of our workshops so that you can watch them later. Take a look at the recordings from our 'preparing for work' workshops below.

Preparing for work


Building Brighter Futures: Art for well-being

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