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Project title


Description of initiative

The Build project uses the arts to develop relationships, emotional literacy and communication skills of young people excluded from mainstream education. Build uses multidisciplinary arts to increase self-esteem for young people aged 11-16 in Tower Hamlets’ Secondary Pupil Referral Unit; usually as a result of their previous school placement having broken down through ill health, behaviour issues or other difficulties. Many of the young people have had adverse childhood experiences, often resulting in trauma and mental health needs.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Mental health
Quality of services for specific groups


trauma, adverse childhood, expression, dialogue, mental health

Target group


Cultural field



2018 - present

Sources of funding

Young Londoners and Tower Hamlets Council

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



Kazuum Arts
United Kingdom
NGO / Non-profit | Culture