Building Brighter Futures
What is Building Brighter Futures?
Building Brighter Futures is an online programme of events, workshops, and activities, where young people with CF and their brothers and sisters can make friends, have fun, and learn new skills. From games nights, to free online workshops, to movie nights, we have something for everyone!
Make friends, have fun and learn new skills (all from the comfort of your own home!).
Are you aged 6-14 and have CF, or does your brother, sister, mum or dad have CF? If the answer is yes, then come along to one of our fun and exciting online events or workshops – from games nights, to yoga and dance, to movie nights, we have something for everyone!
One off workshops
6 September - Games night for 8-11 year olds
12 September - Games night for 12-15 year olds
27 September - Baking for 6-10 year olds
13 October - Board Games night for 8-11 year olds
30 October - Halloween spooky costume social! for 6-10 year olds
9 November - Games night for 8-12 year olds
20 November- Games Night for 8-12 year olds
4 December - Festive baking for 6-10 year olds
11 December - Festive Singing workshop for 6-10 year olds
12 December - Festive arts and crafts for 6-10 year olds
Space Camp! for 6-10 year olds
- Monday 11 September
- Monday 18 September
- Monday 25 September
- Monday 2 October
- Monday 9 October
- Monday 16 October
Building Resilience - for 8-11 year olds
- Wednesday 15 November
- Wednesday 22 November
- Monday 29 November
- Monday 6 December
If you'd like to sign up or find out more, then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also keep up to date on Instagram at @CFtrustyouth.
If you do not have access to a computer, laptop or tablet, the family fund might be able to help you. Have a look at their website here.
"I loved this workshop, and I can't wait for the next one... it is the best workshop I have been to!" - Young person with CF
"I really enjoyed the workshop, and I don't usually like writing! I've made new friends and it gave me something to look forward to during lockdown. Thank you!" - Young person with CF
"It was really fun and inspiring, and I really enjoyed it... thank you so much!" - Young person with CF
"My son loved it and will definitely go again! It was 'The ‘funnest thing he's ever done', he said!" - Mum with a young boy with CF
Take a look at some of the things young people with CF have been getting up to with Building Brighter Futures:
My passion keeps me well
In this series of videos, five people with CF talk about a hobby or career that helps them in some way with their cystic fibrosis:
Blogging – Nubi speaks about how blogging has helped her mental health and helps her to connect to other people with CF and other long-term health conditions.
Performance – Jordy speaks about how drag, performance and theatre has helped them live with cystic fibrosis.
Video games – Ryan talks about how gaming has connected him with other people with CF worldwide.
Wrestling – Dan speaks about how his passion for wrestling has helped his work and mental health.
In 2019 young people with CF connected online for a six-week storytelling workshop, in collaboration with On Our Radar. Here is a video they created talking about what it is like living with an invisible illness.
Preparing for work
- Week 1 - Effective job searching, 1 hour 59 minutes
- Week 2 - CV and cover letter, 1 hour 19 minutes
- Week 3 - Preparing for an interview part 1, 54 minutes
- Week 4 - Preparing for an interview part 2, 55 minutes
- Week 5 - Your first job - your rights, 1 hour 2 minutes
- Week 6 - When you're in work - dos and don'ts, 19 minutes
CF and mental health
Watch a 20-minute talk on CF and mental health with Chloe, a member of our Youth Advisory Group and the NHS youth forum, who discusses her experiences with mental health and how it impacted her cystic fibrosis.
Research we fund
We fund research to tackle some of the most pressing issues in CF today. Find out how your donations are making a difference.
What is CF?
Cystic fibrosis, or CF, affects the lungs, digestive system and other organs, and there are over 10,600 people living with it in the UK.
Get in touch with us to speak to someone on our Helpline, find out about an event or speak to our Press Team.