About us

Making Changes started off as a constituted organisation in 2018 with an aim to combat loneliness and isolation through education and experience.

We identified a need for people to not only connect with others but to reconnect with themselves.

We set off on a mission to help shape the world in which our community lived.

In 2021 we decided to change the structure of the organisation to a C.I.C in order to grow the organisation and make a difference to adults and children in wider communities.

After three years working specifically with adults, we identified a need for children to learn about their own emotional regulation and self-exploration early on. Everything we offer both adults and children is centred around improving well being, educating, exploring, sustainability and most importantly, having fun.

We have always worked to provide free opportunities in the more deprived areas of the North East, using the Ward Profiles to help determine which areas would benefit most from our help. 

We aim to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing by giving them the opportunity to explore new hobbies and learn new skills and coping techniques.

We offer educational activities for both adults and children.

Meet the team

Managing Director

HR Director

Media Manager

Hi, I’m Jasmine, managing director for Making Changes NE. 

Myself and Sarah set up this organisation in 2018, after realising there was not enough help and support available to those in our community and wanting to offer a place where people can come together to learn, have fun and make friends. I come from an area of deprivation and after struggling with my own mental health and realising what little help there was available, I knew something needed to change. I hope to build strong communities so that people know they have someone to turn to.

Hi, I’m Sarah, a founding member of Making Changes.

We created making to changes to give people a safe environment to have a positive impact on peoples mental health and wellbeing. As many services insist that you must fall into a certain catagory for them to offer their service, Making changes welcomes all and persues intergration within comminties making sure that everyone can access what they need to combat isolation, lonlieness, boredem while taking control of their mental heath 🙂

Hi there! I’m Sean, the online media manager for Making Changes NE.

I graduated from university in probably the worst year to do so, 2020. I left with a degree but no graduation. It got me thinking about what is important, and for me, that is human connection. So? Why not take what’s important to me and turn it into a career. That’s why I joined Making Changes NE, to support their vision of combating loneliness and isolation through education and experience. And therefore, building community-based human connections which is so vital to all aspects of sociality.

Making Changes started off as a constituted organisation in 2018 with an aim to combat loneliness and isolation through education and experience.

We identified a need for people to not only connect with others but to reconnect with themselves.

We set off on a mission to help shape the world in which our community lived.

In 2021 we decided to change the structure of the organisation to a C.I.C in order to grow the organisation and make a difference to adults and children in wider communities.

After three years working specifically with adults, we identified a need for children to learn about their own emotional regulation and self-exploration early on. Everything we offer both adults and children is centred around improving well being, educating, exploring, sustainability and most importantly, having fun.

We have always worked to provide free opportunities in the more deprived areas of the North East, using the Ward Profiles to help determine which areas would benefit most from our help. 

We aim to help people improve their mental health and wellbeing by giving them the opportunity to explore new hobbies and learn new skills and coping techniques.

We offer educational activities for both adults and children.

Meet the team

Managing Director

Hi, I’m Jasmine, managing director for Making Changes NE. 

Myself and Sarah set up this organisation in 2018, after realising there was not enough help and support available to those in our community and wanting to offer a place where people can come together to learn, have fun and make friends. I come from an area of deprivation and after struggling with my own mental health and realising what little help there was available, I knew something needed to change. I hope to build strong communities so that people know they have someone to turn to.

HR Director

Hi, I’m Sarah, a founding member of Making Changes.

We created making to changes to give people a safe environment to have a positive impact on peoples mental health and wellbeing. As many services insist that you must fall into a certain catagory for them to offer their service, Making changes welcomes all and persues intergration within comminties making sure that everyone can access what they need to combat isolation, lonlieness, boredem while taking control of their mental heath 🙂

Media Manager

Hi there! I’m Sean, the online media manager for Making Changes NE.

I graduated from university in probably the worst year to do so, 2020. I left with a degree but no graduation. It got me thinking about what is important, and for me, that is human connection. So? Why not take what’s important to me and turn it into a career. That’s why I joined Making Changes NE, to support their vision of combating loneliness and isolation through education and experience. And therefore, building community-based human connections which is so vital to all aspects of sociality.