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Active Connection

Launched in 2024, Active Connection is a North East Project providing support and education to young people struggling with neurodiverse conditions, and their families.

Making neurodiversity a normal part of society

Welcome to Active Connections, where we are dedicated to empowering neurodiverse youth and their families through a unique blend of physical activity, educational workshops, and open discussions.

Recognising the diverse needs and strengths within the neurodiverse community, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual can thrive. Our mission is to not only provide valuable resources and information but also to foster a sense of community and belonging.

Through our tailored programs and collaborative approach, we aim to inspire confidence, promote holistic wellbeing, and champion the unique abilities of each participant.


Join us as we embark on a journey of growth, learning, and celebration of neurodiversity.

Active Connection: A project based on an increasing need

In a world where neurodiversity is increasingly recognised and celebrated, there remains a pressing need for comprehensive support systems that address the unique challenges faced by neurodiverse individuals and their families. The Mental Shift understands that navigating the complexities of neurodiversity can be daunting, and we are committed to filling the gaps in available resources through our innovative project. With a deep understanding of the diverse spectrum of neurodiverse conditions, we have developed a multifaceted approach that combines physical activity with educational workshops and open discussions, tailored to meet the specific needs of our participants and their caregivers.

Our project is not merely a response to this growing need; it is born out of a profound commitment to create positive change and foster inclusivity. We recognise the importance of providing support that extends beyond traditional avenues, acknowledging that neurodiverse individuals often thrive in environments that embrace their unique abilities and perspectives. Through our programs, we seek to empower young people and their families to embrace their differences, cultivate their strengths, and navigate the world with confidence and resilience.

The increasing demand for our project is a testament to the widespread recognition of the importance of supporting neurodiverse individuals and their families. As awareness grows and stigmas diminish, there is a growing appetite for initiatives that prioritise inclusivity, understanding, and empowerment. At The Mental Shift, we are proud to be at the forefront of this movement, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing essential support and education to those who need it most.


Join us in our mission to create a more inclusive and supportive world for all neurodiverse individuals and their families.


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