Young People’s Arc

Young People’s Arc is a dynamic initiative reaching out to the most vulnerable young people, delivered in partnership with statutory and community agencies. It is funded by BBC Children in Need and Youth Music. Each year YPA offers over 100 young people aged 5 to 25 the chance to take a break from their everyday lives, be creative, have fun and meet others who share similar life experiences.

Read about our YPA activities and their impact here (PDF).


Shine is a new Stockport-wide young people’s service in partnership with Beacon Counselling who we are very excited to start working with!


We are currently taking referrals for a virtual arts for wellbeing project called MusicSpace for young people aged 13-18. Please contact us at or 0161 474 1462 for more information.

You can also follow MusicSpace on Instagram and SoundCloud!

To inquire about partnerships and other YPA collaboration projects please email

Young People's MusicSpace

Young People’s MusicSpace


GM Creative Care Kits

Arc has been working with 26 other organisations across Greater Manchester to make and distribute 22,000 Creative Care Kits to young people with limited internet access. You can download a copy of the 36-page book full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing. This resource is free to use by young people, families and those who support young people’s mental health!


Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 19.44.57       Video_ Senior co-ordinator Emily Weygang tells us more about Artspace, a project funded by Equity Foundation (3)

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