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).


MusicSpace is a participatory music and wellbeing programme for young people aged 15-19 living in the Stockport and Tameside areas.

Every week participants meet with other young creatives to explore how music can help with the challenges we face every day. All the sessions are delivered by working professional musicians who are trained experts in supportive music facilitation. Participants learn how to write, perform and record their own music all whilst building friendships with other local young people.

There’s absolutely no musical experience necessary, just a willingness to have a go and to have some fun.

All session take place at our centre at Hat Works in Stockport on Tuesdays from 18:00-20:00 during term time.

To sign up please contact: 0161 480 7731 or email

You can also follow MusicSpace on Instagram and SoundCloud!


Shine is an art studio project for young people aged 11-18 from Stockport, which we run in partnership with Beacon Counselling. Over 12 weekly sessions, participants develop their visual arts skills, including sessions in drawing, printing, mixed media and 3D and then get to develop their own piece of artwork in a supportive and creative studio space.

Sessions take place on Wednesdays 16:30–18:30 at Hat Works. For more information or to make a referral please visit:

To enquire about partnerships and other YPA collaboration projects please email

Young People's MusicSpace

Young People’s MusicSpace