Around 250 people gathered at the Dukes Theatre on Thursday November 14, to take part in the launch of Escape2Make (E2M).

The evening began with Lancaster University Prof Dame Sue Black, patron of the charity, who told the audience about the importance of the charity given the mounting evidence that more and more young people are feeling lonely and isolated.

The charity, which is for anyone aged between 11 and 18, has also received a boost after Lancaster University and Eden Project North announced they would be backing the charity. read more

A “lifesaving” new project for young people in Lancaster aims to tackle bullying, depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts head on. Escape2Make (E2M) is the brainchild of Jenny Natusch, and it is already gaining support from the NHS, police, councils and the education sector in its mission to tackle and prevent mental health issues in teenagers caused by boredom and increasing isolation, and aggravated by social media.

There are now plans for an E2M hub in the proposed new Canal Corridor development in Lancaster. read more

Local 11-18s are being offered the chance to get creative and make new friends next month in a series of hands-on free workshops covering everything from hairstyling, make-up and fashion up-cycling to street magic, guerrilla poster art and broadcasting with the BBC.

The 23 workshops, run by professionals in city venues, will be filmed to create an advert for the launch of Escape2Make (E2M), a newly forming charity which aims to give teenagers in the Lancaster and Morecambe district a safe place to make things, make friends and make a difference. read more

Albright IP is helping to get a new youth initiative off the ground, which aims to help young people learn new skills, build resilience, and make new friends in the local community, in order to improve mental and emotional wellbeing.

Lancaster-based Escape2Make ® (E2M) is on a mission to inspire creativity, compassion, resilience, and entrepreneurship in young people between the ages of 11 and 18, while providing an escape from the pressures of school and social media.

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