Projects

Embrace You Project

Many people with neurological and cognitive differences spend their whole life trying to fit in, some never really get to know them true selves. This can be incredibly exhausting and can lead to unhappiness!

When you embrace who you are:

  1. You stop living in fear.
  2. You form deeper, more connected relationships.
  3. You treat yourself more kindly.
  4. You are better able to find your passion.
  5. You start appreciating yourself.

When you truly embrace your differences, you begin to find reasons to appreciate them.

Finally, you will discover your strengths and weaknesses, you will learn to own them and be grateful for them both because they make you who you are!

When you start seeing your “weaknesses” as potential strengths, you develop a whole new sense of appreciation for yourself.

Learn to explore the real you and express your inner selves’ thoughts and feelings through art, music and poetry!

The Embrace You project will help and support people who are struggling to deal with their own neurological and cognitive differences so that they can find their place in the world instead of trying to fit other people’s ideas of 'normal', in the hope that one day they can see the beauty and value in their brain difference and learn to love the person they were born to be.

The Embrace You project will be offering art, music, poetry, and drama workshops from ages 18- 65 plus.

We will also be offering heath, well-being, self-care, empowerment, self-esteem, and confidence building, mentoring and technique sessions.

To find out more about this project contact us at Tees Valley Buddies.

B Aware 2 B Safe Project

Awareness workshops ran by neurodiverse people for neurodiverse people! Spreading awareness on issues such as mate crime, hate crime, bullying, cyber bullying, scams, domestic abuse, debt, budgeting,  money issues, gambling, staying safe online, drug & alcohol abuse, health & wellbeing, relationships, safe sex and more.

Walk In Our Shoes

 At Tees Valley Buddies we are speaking up on the causes and issues that matter to us most! We are raising acceptance of neurological and cognitive developmental differences and challenging negative attitudes against ourselves and others!

We want to spread the message that focuses on respecting people with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Intellectual Disabilities, and other neurological differences.

We want to prevent bullying and disability hate crime by ensuring that people with neurological developmental differences are explicitly included in positive messages. We focus on tackling all negative attitudes and spreading acceptance!

Tees Valley Buddies aim is to “change the way” that society views neurodiverse people”.

We are people with neurological and cognitive differences, and we are working on this issue with our project called “Walk In Our Shoes” which we hope to deliver in all schools, colleges, universities, and workplaces throughout the Tees Valley area.

The aim of this project is to help spread acceptance of these matters, but at the same time it is important that we do not oppress us as neurodiverse people and victimise us as individuals.

Instead, this project will be delivered in a way that empowers us!! So everyone can see just how great we are and what we can achieve if only we are given the right time, patience and understanding.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to have a neurological and cognitive difference? This workshop will provide participants with engaging activities and an experience to help you understand what it might be like.

If you want to help with the “Walk In Our Shoes Project” or find out more about this project, please get in touch.