ThE WOLFPACK PROJECT

Fighting Loneliness and promoting positive mental health for young people in Nottingham

We are Nottingham’s only youth organisation dedicated to reducing loneliness and promoting positive mental health among people aged 16-35. 

Through a combination of one to one support, social groups, events, and more, we aim to create support networks and build communities between isolated young people.

Run by Nottingham locals who have had personal experience with loneliness and isolation in their lives, we are passionate about providing safe and welcoming spaces to all young people, regardless of background or circumstance.

We are proud to work with young people from all walks of life, encouraging them to build confidence, resilience, tolerance, and empathy, whilst improving their social skills and making new friends. 

Would you like to join our Wolfpack?

 

 

Why we are needed more than ever…

75% of young people who experience a mental health problem aren’t getting the help they need.


Research shows that chronic loneliness can have a significant impact on your overall health, including your mental health. 
Long term feelings of loneliness and social isolation can also reduce cognitive skills, such as the ability to concentrate, make decisions, problem-solve, and even change negative self-beliefs, which can ultimately lead to depression.

Chronic, or long-term, loneliness can afflict all types of people. Its easy to assume that someone whos naturally shy and introverted might be most at risk, but outgoing personalities can also suffer from chronic loneliness, even though they may appear to be the life of the party. 


And chronic loneliness for among young people is only getting worse.

Less than 1 in 3 young people with a mental health condition get access to NHS care and treatment (YoungMinds)

16-24 year olds are the age group most likely to feel lonely often or all the time (Office of National Statistics)

1/4 students have mental health problems (77% of which have depression, and 74% have anxiety) (YouGov)

But there is opportunity to make things better…

 

58% of young people say they are “more motivated than ever” to work for a positive future (Coop Foundation)

Almost two thirds of young people (65%) say they are more likely to reach out to friends who they think may need help (Coop Foundation)

89% of young people have taken an action that has helped to combat their feelings of loneliness (Coop Foundation)

support we provide

The Wolfpack Project offers supportive, meaningful connections for young people through one-to-one support with our Mental Health First Aid-Trained support team, as well as the chance of making new connections and meeting friends through our social groups. 

We run a variety of social groups and events for young people to get involved with, helping them to build bonds and create a social support network that they can rely on. Our groups range from coffee mornings to cinema trips, art workshops to walking groups, so that there is something that everyone will enjoy.

The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
Hey everyone! We are super excited to tell you about the new groups we will be hosting in 2022 🐾

We will be holding loads more social events in the evenings and at different venues in Nottingham, including The Dice Cup, Das Kino, Broadway Cinema, and Nottingham Playhouse!

We can’t wait to build connections with local organisations and build trust between them and our service users.

There will be someone for everyone to enjoy 😊

Find out more on our website: https://thewolfpackproject.org.uk/our-services/
The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
Our Festive Quiz is this Thursday! We are so excited!

Location: Wolf Italian Street Food, 34 Market Street, NG1 6HW

Time: Quiz will run 6pm-8pm, venue open till late

Food and drink: FREE pizza, drinks will be paid for

Cost: There will be no entry fee, but there will be donation buckets in the venue

Come along and meet some new people! ❤️

More information here: https://bit.ly/WolfpackFestiveQuiz
The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
Would you like to help us out this winter? We are looking for volunteers to help us run our festive fuddle and Christmas card making events on the 21st and 22nd December!

If you can help us between 12pm-3pm on any of those days, we would love to hear from you. Just email us at hello@thewolfpackproject.org.uk 🎄
The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
No one should feel lonely at this time of year. If you’d like a chat, you can call us on 0115 648 5181, 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We’re here to listen ❤️
The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
No one should feel lonely at this time of year! That's why we’re holding festive fuddles on the 21st and 22nd December for young adults aged 16-35.

Come on down to The Wolfpack Project HQ, where we are available for chats. There will be lots of yummy food and drinks, and you are welcome to bring your own!

We will also be making Christmas cards for the young homeless residents at Nottinghamshire YMCA; you are welcome to make a card if you would like. We will be providing all the crafting materials ✂️🎨

You can find us at the Sherwood Business Centre, 616a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2GA.

If you’d like to come, just sign up here: https://bit.ly/WolfpackDecemberSocials
The Wolfpack Project
The Wolfpack Project
Huge thank you to Dwayne for these lovely biscuits and card! Dwayne has been coming to our groups since 2019, we always love catching up with him for a natter over a coffee 🙂
We are super excited to tell you about the new groups we will be hosting in 2022 🐾

We will be holding loads more social events in the evenings and at different venues in Nottingham, including @TheDiceCup @daskinonotts @BroadwayCinema @NottmPlayhouse

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Our Festive Quiz is this Thursday! We are so excited!

Come along and meet some new people ❤️

More information here: https://t.co/8sqkasXbtd https://t.co/VIkzr7eqe3
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Would you like to help us out this winter?

We are looking for volunteers to help us run our festive fuddle and Christmas card making events on the 20th/21st/22nd December!

Just email us at hello @thewolfpackproject.org.uk 🎄 https://t.co/4vYzUCfXxl
TheWPPUK photo
No one should feel lonely at this time of year. If you’d like a chat, you can call us on 0115 648 5181, 9:30am-4:30pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We’re here to listen ❤️ https://t.co/XO4Akepyb9 TheWPPUK photo
No one should feel lonely at this time of year! That's why we’re holding festive fuddles for young adults aged 16-35. There will be lots of yummy food and drinks, and you are welcome to bring your own! For more info, email us at hello @thewolfpackproject.org.uk <3 https://t.co/JAJOxue5CP TheWPPUK photo
Huge thank you to Dwayne for these lovely biscuits and card! Dwayne has been coming to our groups since 2019, we always love catching up with him for a natter over a coffee 🙂 https://t.co/SlEx3ou8bI TheWPPUK photo