Life Skills covers a whole range of activities that are necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. At Heavy Sound we help young people prepare for living independently by supporting the teaching of literacy and numeracy, helping them to fill out forms, make applications and attend meetings and interviews. We teach cooking skills, nutrition and healthy life styles. Participants on our Go Mountain Bike (GoMTB) awards scheme learn basic first aid, map reading and skills to deal with emergency situations.