‘This is Me’ Exhibition

This is me exhibition

‘This is Me’ is an exhibition created by young people who participated in the Belfast Exposed Photography Course funded by TESSA Teens.

This unique exhibition captures the learning experience of a small group of adopted teens from across the country as part of a 6 week emotional health and wellbeing programme at BX.

The group developed a range of skills including working with digital cameras, developing their own photos and experimented with capturing a range of images. The participants have also looked at how to get the best from their mobile phones through editing and lighting techniques.

The exhibition is open to the public and can be viewed at Belfast Exposed, Donegall Street, Belfast, anytime from 28th November –2nd December, 11am-5pm.

Equine Facilitated Learning Group for Teens & their Families

Someone patting a horses nose


An equine facilitated course designed for adopted teenagers to attend in a group setting. This programme will deliver elements of equine facilitated learning and emotional wellbeing sessions, all within a safe space.

This programme may allow parents to join their teenagers for a couple of sessions depending on weekly programme structure.

*Therapy is not on the horse, rather care of and walking with.

EFL Facilitator – Simone; Counselling Support – Bryan

Dates & Times

Saturdays 2pm-4pm
7th, 14th & 21st October 2023
Break for Halloween – 28th October & 4th November 2023
11th, 18th & 25th November 2023


Tullynewbank Stables, 25 Tullynewbank Road, Crumlin, BT29 4PQ

Creative Self-Care Art Therapy Group for Teens

A sketchbook, paintbrush and water


A small group of up to four teens will join our experienced art therapist, for four guided sessions in a self-exploration journey using creative materials provided by us.

Art Therapist – Melissa McCracken

Dates & Times

Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October 2023


Midtown Makers, 51-53 Church Street, Ballymena BT43 6DD

Music Therapy and Production Group for Teens

Person getting instructions on how to play a guitar


A small group of up to six teens will be provided with a safe therapeutic space to explore sound without limits or expectation. Teens attending this course can expect to spend time creating sounds and exploring their meaning, with expert guidance from our music therapist.

Music Therapist – Neil Foster

Dates & Times

Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm

22nd & 29th November 2023
6th & 13th December 2023
Break for Christmas – 27th December 2023 & 3rd January 2024
10th, 17th, 24th & 31st January 2024


Sir Hans Sloane Centre, 23 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF

Photography and Emotional Well-being Group

Girl pointing camera


A small group of up to six teens will be guided in a photography focused therapeutic group to learn new skills about photography, to explore identity and emotions and to produce a mood board reflecting thoughts and feelings for exhibition.

Facilitators –

Conor (Belfast Exposed), Alex (TESSA)

Dates & Times

Thursdays 6:30pm – 8:30pm
21st & 28th September 2023
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th October 2023


Belfast Exposed, 23 Donegal Street, Belfast, BT1 2FF