Our Ethos

Our Values

Our values of Sustainability, Empowerment and Respect underpin all that we do. These values are born out of how our members tell us they feel.

Somewhere to Go. Something to Do. Someone to Listen


We will continue to add value to our community now and in the future. We collaborate with other groups to share resources, skills and best practice, building a stronger “fit for future” community.


We put the needs of our young people at the heart of everything we do, remaining relevant and engaged. We are relevant to our members, making sure their voices are heard and they take a leading role in the design of our activities. We understand the individual needs of our young people, being aware of their family circumstances and working collaboratively to identify steps needed to help them thrive.


We are respectful and operate with integrity. We build open, transparent and respectful relationships, promoting inclusivity and trust. We encourage supportive conversation and sharing of ideas to nurture growth and understanding of differing perspectives.

Our members tell us….

Our Mission

To provide a happy, safe, supportive and engaging place for young people in our town.

Our programmes enable our young people to thrive by encouraging them to improve mental and physical wellbeing, form supportive peer relationships and learn new skills, thereby building their self-esteem and resilience.

Activities at the Swan
HAPpy Project
Mental Health Week
Mental Health Week
Big Green Event 2021

The Swan is cool!

Staff listen to me and don’t talk over me.

I can be myself. 

HAPpy Summer 2021
HAPpy Summer 2021

I come on my own or with my friends

Mental Health Week

If I’ve had a bad day, they are here for me.

I feel valued.

It’s a fun place to come and you can always have a laugh too!