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Get involved at The Exchange!

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

Would you like to explore how different people may experience home through poetry, or help your child to learn about their emotions using the SPRINT Project’s evidence-based techniques?

If the answer is yes then look no further than our fun, informative and interactive workshops that are taking place soon at The Exchange in Birmingham. We would be delighted to see you there!

See below for more information on these upcoming workshops and how you can book your place.


Learning to Ride the Wave: Emotional Awareness Family Workshop

Who is it for?

Families (at least one adult with up to 3 children)

When is it?

2nd of June at 10:30-12:00.

What does it involve?

This family workshop will use sport psychology and activities co-designed with youth homelessness charity St Basils to help you and your children explore different emotions together and learn some fun techniques to help manage emotions when they start to feel too big. The 90-minute workshop will be split into two parts with a short break in the middle. With the help of some giant emojis, together adults and children will explore different types of emotions, learning to name them, and think about whether they feel big or small, and comfortable or uncomfortable, before practicing different approaches such as grounding techniques to help when emotions do feel too big or too uncomfortable. We hope you can join us for this activity-based workshop where each child will receive a free emotion octopus plush with their ticket.

How can I book a place for my family?


It’s More Than Bricks and Mortar: Exploring Home Through a Poetry Workshop

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 18 or over.

When is it?

7th of June at 18.00-20:00.

What does it involve?

Did you ever wonder about how people experience ‘home’ beyond societies typical standards? You are invited to join Poet Beth and academics from the University of Birmingham’s SPRINT Project to explore different experiences of home through poetry. Maybe you’ve written lots of poetry or perhaps none at all but all welcome to come along, no prior experience needed. The workshop will begin by looking at youth homelessness through the lens of those who have experienced it and a brief overview of the work between the SPRINT Project and St Basils, which will then be followed by a brief introduction from the poet before you have a go at writing your own poem based on the concept of home. There will be the opportunity to read your poem at the end if you wish.

How can I book a place?


Will you be coming along to our workshops? Let us know in the comments below!


Photo credit: MST Toolkit, adapted by Dr Grace Tidmarsh, and Canva.

Written by Dr Grace Tidmarsh, Research and Teaching Fellow in the SPRINT Project and Dr Sally Reynard, Research Associate in the SPRINT Project.

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