We are one of Merseyside’s most dynamic and progressive independent charities. A multi-award winning resource by young people, for young people
We do this by shaping change within the lives of individuals, shaping change within communities both regionally and nationally and by applying innovation and creativity within everything we do.
Across the charity campus – Bloom Building, Blossom Haus and Luft we deliver a holistic range of services on a membership format within empowerment, culture and opportunity, creating a place and space which is completely unique. All opportunities are free of charge with no waiting lists.
Over 9 years we have grown to become one of the largest independent providers of talking therapies in Merseyside and one of the most progressive organisations of its kind in the UK (recently awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2019 Honours List).
The flagship space within the ODC campus. Bloom Building is Merseyside’s most colourful building, an immersive environment that reimagines how the worlds of mental health, social action, arts, culture and community can coexist.
Services for those 17+ live here.
The younger sibling to the Bloom Building.
A space which again is designed to take mental health into a completely new headspace, reaching those who are disengaged, unable or unwilling to access traditional avenues of support in a way that is bright, creative, energetic and unique.
Services for those 11-16 live here.
The cousin of Bloom Building and Blossom Haus, Luft is the newest venue on the ODC campus.
An interactive and engaging space that houses much of our active and sessional work, a space to relax, engage in positive lifestyle activities and learn as part of a community of like minded people.
A 10 week creative project like no other.
If you love or have an interest in art or just want to try something new then this project is for you. Over 10 weeks you will be mentored and work alongside a fantastic team of local and national artists and designers.
Horizons will take you on a journey through amazing contemporary, explorative and traditional arts methods. It will help to expand your understanding, skills and thinking whilst having a lot of fun along the way.
Each week you dive into a different arts practice, like painting, design or screen-printing. Moving away from traditional forms of art and experimenting with new ideas, skills and methods, ending with an exhibition and party to celebrate the work you create during the project.
Activities & Workshops
We run a diverse range of different sessional activities, workshops and training opportunities across our sites, throughout the year. All are open to members free to access (unless stated otherwise).