CREATE in Johnstone

CREATE in Johnstone is a programme of high quality and free youth work opportunities, arts workshops, drop ins and more for young people in Johnstone and surrounding areas in partnership with Active Communities.

Join us

CREATE Cafe Johnstone

Thursdays 6-8pm, Station 7

7 Quarry Street, Johnstone

CREATE Cafes are launching in Johnstone in June 2022 for the first time. Building upon the success of our Cafe nights in Paisley, CREATE is delighted to bring Cafes to Station 7 in partnership with Active Communities. Join us for weekly drop in with open mic, games, art activities + more. For young people 12-18.


Go Create is a Summer programme of trips / outings and art activities for young people in Linwood and Johnstone. All activities are fully funded and transport is provided.

Previous work

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.