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Building Brighter Futures

Building Brighter Futures is a programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. Find out more about how you can get involved!

What is Building Brighter Futures?

Building Brighter Futures is a three-year programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. The programme will include talks, Q&As and workshops to give you practical skills to manage your CF alongside other interests. We hope to cover a broad range of topics from mental health and isolation, to coding, blogging and vlogging. Hear from Digital Youth Outreach Officer Bahar Mustafa to find out a little bit more about her role in the Building Brighter Futures Programme.

What's coming up?

My CF Story

Are you a young person with CF? Do you have a story to tell? Have you always wanted to start a podcast, or video diary, or make a zine that reaches out to other young people with CF?

Building Brighter Futures, sponsored by Children in Need, is offering an exciting opportunity for young people with CF to participate in a six-week online story-telling course with weekly workshops. We’ve teamed up with On Our Radar who will be delivering six digital workshops and supporting you through a journey of telling your story using a variety of multimedia. This is a unique opportunity to build on your skills, such as vlogging, blogging, illustration, zine-making, and so on, and engage in a collective story-telling experience with other young people with CF, in a safe way online.

Whether your story is about a day in the life of someone with CF, your school and education, work, or relationships: if you have a story, we want to help you tell it. At the end of the course you and your online course mates will have the opportunity to take over CF Trust’s social media and get your stories out to the world!

Starting Tuesday 23 July (weekly, every Tuesday for six weeks).

You can sign up below, or if want to find out more information, please email

Catch up

We will be recording some of our workshops and talks so that you can watch them later. Take a look at the recordings from our 'preparing for work' workshops below.

Preparing for work

​CF and mental health

Watch a 20-minute talk on CF and mental health with Chloe, a member of our Youth Advisory Group and the NHS youth forum, who discusses her experiences with mental health and how it impacted her CF.

My CF Story

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Research we're funding

The Trust is committed to funding and supporting cutting-edge research to find new and better treatments for cystic fibrosis. Take a look at some of that work and the progress that is being made.

What is cystic fibrosis?

Find out more about cystic fibrosis, its diagnosis and how it is treated, as well as useful links to our publications and other organisations who can help.

More information

If you would like to find out more about any of our campaigns, publications or anything else, get in touch and we'll be happy to help.