CWTC delivered Youth HELP (Health Empowerment and Leadership) Programme for 16 to 24 years old funded by NHS Youth Programme in collaboration with the British Council in secondary schools, Programme and HMR Clinical Commissioning Group Social Investment funding, between 2017/19 and community centres.

The project supported 52 young people from different backgrounds to co-design, learn various leadership skills through modules and awareness of mental health. This resulted in presenting their work to NHS and funders at a conference at Chadderton Civic Hall.

  • One young person gained employment as our Apprentice, achieving Business Administration Level 2
  • 32 unemployed learners achieved Level 1 and 2 qualifications in Leadership Skills, Community Involvement and Creative Crafts
  • 44 unemployed people completed work placements
  • As a result, over 85% of attendees completed work placements, 38% progressed into full-time jobs, two joined our board and gained internships through our Arts Council Creative Sector
  • 90% said that the programme helped them to feel more positive, gave them a sense of control and reduced their feelings of social isolation.


  • Our young girls were very eager to come and take part in the project as some of them are already doing work at college based on the NHS. When they came in and talked about the different careers and got everybody thinking about the different roles that the NHS provide, it made us all think about kind of services in the NHS that we’ve used ourselves and maybe services that we kind of overlook.

Nicola (Keeping our Girls Safe)

Previous Project Video Links:

NHS Youth Forum:

 Youth HELP Modules

Youth HELP (Health Empowerment & Leadership Programme)

For opportunities available for young people between the ages of 16 to 24 years old, please email: