CREATE in Johnstone

CREATE in Johnstone is a co-production programme with the young people of Johnstone and in association with Active Communities, supporting young people to develop an activities programme for other young people and design a youth space for the new Johnstone community hub building in Quarry Street. 

If you’re a young person or adult in Johnstone or nearby, why not complete our short survey and tell us what you’d like to see.

Join us

The Space in Johnstone

Thursdays 4-530pm, Slimming World, 5 Houston Square, Johnstone PA5 8DT 

A fun and relaxed place for young people 12-18 to share their ideas and get creative! Drop in to meet new friends, for a range of workshops and activities, games and hang outs, and the opportunity to have your voice heard and help develop what you’d like to see in Johnstone for young people.

Through the Storms

Across 2021, a group of young people came together to lead a health campaign they named Through the Storms. This youth voice and activism group offered a space for young people aged 15-21 to explore the struggles that young people in Renfrewshire were feeling during and coming out of lockdown, and continues to explore and support their community with youth mental health awareness raising and campaigning.

The group co-produced branding and graphics with Jam Hot Studios, and shared the voices and experiences of Renfrewshire’s young people on lockdown easing by launching their fantastic Instagram page.  In June 2021 the campaign hit the streets of Renfrewshire – with posters, bookmarks, stickers and a billboard at Paisley Gilmour Street.

Their hard work was showcased at the end of 2021 at the Change Up! Group Exhibition of innovative resources and campaigns co-designed by and for young people in Renfrewshire and beyond; created to inspire us all to educate, empower and equalise systems to tackle coercive control and take early action on mental wellbeing.