Identity and Direction

Hey!! Where are you going? Or who do you think you are?

You have probably been asked these questions, but maybe not in a compassionate way. In the context of our work with young people we don’t ask these questions directly but the answers to them are vital to support positive mental health and development.

Our widespread culture of digital connections centre on watching others go in a “direction” while being exposed to a myriad of “identities”

We offer a unique way of reinforcing who we are by focusing on our positive habits while challenging our negative ones. Being able to accept our mistakes is also a courageous step towards good mental health.

We passionately advocate young people finding their way and following the things that they want to do, while offering advice as to how it can become reality.

Not all young people know exactly what they want to do when they become older, but having conversations and tying ambitions with current interests has a value in itself.

People say to me “I can’t do that.” …. My reply is usually a challenge, “how do you know?” or I may agree “you can’t do that today, but this is the path to be able to do it tomorrow”

In 90 Minute Music we don’t give you anything you don’t already have, we just remind you where it is.

We hold the UK Youth quality mark for working with young people and will be at :

Myplace Bentley from 6.00pm on Wednesdays and Bullcroft Memorial Hall from 4.00pm on Thursdays.

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Edlington Eco – Bullcroft Memorial Hall – Myplace Bentley

Another busy week with focus on collaboration and inclusion.

After a chance meeting with Sam Siddall MBE, who was awarded her honour for community work, we were Invited to Edlington and were given a warm welcome by Lynn and the team.

We enjoyed an energetic jamming session with a wide age range as mum’s enthusiastically supported their children. It is a always a pleasure to work with children who have additional needs, especially in mixed groups as it adds value to all who attend on a social development level. Great to see lots of smiles and we look forward to seeing you all again.

Myplace Bentley was a little different this week as we decided to write a song based on the positive messages which are artistically written all over the youth hub walls. This presented a couple of challenges which were overcome with some creative collaboration. As always the timing of introducing challenges is crucial to build confidence and develop essential skills. Once again it was the girls who took the lead and proved that music technology is not a male only environment.

Carcroft this week was all about communication and Jamming. We had an increase in numbers due to a bit of canvassing outside the local school. We also welcomed attendees from across town who whole heartedly contributed.

Thanks again to Well Doncaster and Director of Public Health, Rupert Suckling who we met with this week. We look forward to sharing some more detail of our recent success stories.

Bentley Myplace from 6.00pm Wednesdays

Carcroft Bullcroft Memorial Hall from 4.00pm Thursdays.

Music and Community and freedom.

Recently we have completed a 6 week programme in Askern.

The dynamic of families engaging together has been so valuable. We have been supported by Well Doncaster to provide our sessions free for the participants.

It was rewarding to experience parents getting involved in jamming, songwriting and DJing. At first some were a little bit reluctant to get involved, but after some gentle encouragement they began to flow with ideas and we explored what we liked about the local area, later discussing what we would like to see to develop it.

Although our sessions are about fun, we are able to provide them for free through support from Well Doncaster. They have recognised our focus on health and development through our partnerships with Active Fusion and EXPECT Youth.

Personally it was good to further engage with the homeschooling community. After working with young people for the past 9 years we have come to understand being a teacher and a mum or dad must be a challenge.

Over the course of the 6 weeks we had a couple of real success stories. One of which was one of the mums who had started a new job, received training and was pumping ideas out about growing fruit in the community to support wellbeing.

Thanks to all who attended and Thanks to Isiasha who is passionate about rebuilding the community and is prepared to stand up for local residents.

If you are interested in boosting prospects, promoting wellbeing, and learning skills, We are welcoming young people to our groups at Bentley Myplace on Wednesday from 6.00pm and Carcroft Bullcroft Memorial Hall on Thursdays from 4.00pm

Get in touch and we will book you on.