Anti-bullying week

Crewe Youth Group took part in an anti-bullying themed session for anti-bullying week. This year’s theme was respect so we talked about respectful and disrespectful behaviour. We practised having a few debates, focusing on disagreeing with someone respectfully rather than getting personal or shouting. We debated ideas such as ‘cats make good pets’ and ‘children […]

All about Jade

Hello – I’m Jade and I’m the Activity Coordinator at Friends for Leisure. I have been working at FFL since 2014, however prior to this I volunteered with the charity for 2 years. I coordinate all of our group activities, put risk assessments in place, put together our activity flyer and run CYG, Macclesfield youth […]

Self Care and Stress Awareness

This month, Friends for Leisure have been looking at self-care as it was self care week between 12th-18th November and National Stress Awareness Day on 7th November.  Macclesfield youth group kicked off the month with a yoga session. The group discussed stress-what it is, how does stress feel and ways that we can de-stress. The […]

East Cheshire NHS Trust: Open 2 Autism

  East Cheshire NHS Trust is working hard to make services more accessible for people with autism and their carers.  Our Open2Autism approach involves training staff so that they are aware of what a person’s needs may be. We have Autism Link staff in wards and departments and we promote our approach so that people […]

FFL Poetry Competition

Open to anyone and everyone.  The winner will be chosen by local poet Angela Marie James       

Take part in the #givingtuesday movement with FFL this November

Can you join Friends for Leisure and take part in the #givingtuesday movement this November? Tuesday 27th November is Giving Tuesday – a global movement which aims to encourage people to give to charities or causes they care about. It aims to be an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday […]

Vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund

We Need Your Vote! Friends for Leisure are excited to announce that our ‘Friends of Falli’ drama group has been approved to take part in the Aviva Community Fund competition. This Fund will finance over 500 projects, giving money to communities across the UK. But we have to get enough votes first to wow the […]

Papyrus-Prevention of young suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual awareness raising event. Join us each year on 10 September and reach out to people who may be struggling to cope. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – aged under 35 in the UK. Yet suicide is a taboo subject, it is […]

Have you heard about Cheshire East Carers’ Hub?

The Cheshire East Integrated Carers Hub is delivered by n-compass northwest, in partnership with Child Action Northwest and The Alzheimer’s’ Society. The Carers’ Hub provides a single point of access for all Carers including adult, parent and young carers. The hub will ensure that Carers of all ages will have access to information, advice and […]

Inner Trust-Stepping stone of life

Some of our young people will have met Spencer through Friends for Leisure when he has provided some fantastic DJ workshops at some of our youth groups.  Spencer is also the founder of Inner Trust which offers counselling and support to children and young people. Find out more below.    Inner Trust provides counselling and […]