Cumbria Youth Alliance.

Enabling young people to reach their full potential

CYA


About


About

Established in 1997, Cumbria Youth Alliance prides itself on delivering high quality services to our member organisations and directly to the young people of Cumbria.

Cumbria Youth Alliance provides infrastructure support for organisations working with children, young people and families. Click here to find out more 

We provide direct support in a variety of settings, schools, alternative provision, youth and community settings as well as here in our offices in Workington. We are leading on a number of new projects and continuing to deliver on our existing projects across Cumbria ensuring that at all times the programmes meet the needs of the young people and help them reach their full potential. Click here to find out more about our projects 

Our Mission “Working with and for young people to enable them to reach their full potential”

We are so proud of the young people we work with and the results they obtain while they are with us; our staff team is honoured to be just a small part of their journey as they make their way to adulthood and securing their future in the world.







E-Learning


Young People

Please click here if you are a young person within Cumbria aged 14-24 and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules

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Volunteers

Please click here if you are a volunteer within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules

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Staff

Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access a full range of e-learning modules

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Support during COVID-19


Activites for young people

Activites for young people

Here you will find links and downloads for a range of different activities to keep you engaged and entertained during isolation

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Support and guidance for young people during COVID-19

Support and guidance for young people during COVID-19

Tips, guidance, support and information for young people during COVID-19

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Online Modules


Online Modules
Log on page 

If you are a young person using our services please use the link below to access our online modules.

https://embraceresilience.com/welcome-wellbeing-ecosystem/ 

Select Login or Register Here if you are a new user

When creating your username please use your surname and your date of birth (ddmmyy)

When registering fill in the necessary fields and please chose Cumbria Youth Alliance in the organisation selection

It will then ask you to Enrol and enter the ID for the chosen organisation our ID is FWVXHJ

You can then access your modules at anytime using your username and chosen password 

These modules will cover:
  • Mental health 
  • Cyber bullying
  • Body image 
  • LGBTQ+
  • Social media pressures 
  • Risk taking behaviour 
  • Where to go for support 


If you require any support registering or you have forgotten your password please email sophie@cya.org.uk 

Want to find out how you can get involved

Message us today!

Whether you are a young person looking for support, someone looking for volunteering oppourtunities, an orgniastion seeking some guidance or you just want to find out more about what we do, Cumbria Youth Alliance would love to hear from you!

Training


  • 15/04/2020 08:45 AM
  • Rydal Room – The Forum Barrow in Furness LA14 1HH

By attending the course you will have a greater understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impact upon the potential mental, physical health outcomes and behaviours

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  • 22/04/2020 08:45 AM
  • Penrith Methodist Church 10 Wordsworth Street, Penrith CA11 7QY

By attending the course you will have a greater understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impact upon the potential mental, physical health outcomes and behaviours

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  • 29/04/2020 09:45 AM
  • Mintbridge, Kendal Rugby Club Shap Road, Kendal, The Lake District, LA9 6NY

This introductory three hour session is designed to raise awareness of young people’s mental health and the issues that can affect this age group

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  • 18/05/2020 09:30 AM
  • Skills Shop, 2-6 Derry Street, Barrow in Furness LA14 2EF

Level 2 Accredited Health & Safety in the Workplace Course £30 per person To be eligible for this reduced price you must be a volunteer or a voluntary sector staff member

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  • 08/06/2020 09:30 AM
  • Cumbria Youth Alliance Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS

This FREE course is for managers or senior staff with safeguarding responsibilities Child protection and safeguarding children, working together to keep children safe Delivered by Pam Hutton

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  • 11/08/2020 09:30 AM
  • CADAS Offices 52 Paradise Street Barrow in Furness LA14 1JG

This one day course will enable workers and volunteers to explore factors behind challenging behaviour and develop relevant strategies for supporting young people. Cost £20 per person - this is heavily subsidised

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  • 31/03/2020 10:00 AM
  • Cumbria Youth Alliance Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS

Places are limited so early booking is essential Note this is only open to volunteers and new staff working with children and young people This course is designed for new volunteers who are working with young people and need to understand more about safeguarding to ensure our young people are kept safe here in Cumbria

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  • 24/03/2020 09:45 AM
  • CADAS Offices 5 Victoria Place, Carlisle CA1 1EJ

This one day course will enable workers and volunteers to explore factors behind challenging behaviour and develop relevant strategies for supporting young people. Cost £20 per person - this is heavily subsidised

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  • 27/02/2020 09:00 PM
  • Cumbria Youth Alliance Meeting Room Oxford Street Workington CA14 2RS

NOW FULLY BOOKED Places are very limited so early booking is essential Please bring Photo ID (driving licence or passport ideally) with you to the training event as this is a requirement of the Awarding Body Certification

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  • 11/02/2020 09:30 AM
  • Cumbria Youth Alliance Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington CA14 2RS

You can access this training only if you are working with children, young people and families here in Cumbria and would like to take part in free one day training so you can measure the outcomes/impacts of your work, then this is the course for you.

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  • 29/01/2020 08:45 AM
  • Workington CA14 2RS, UK

By attending the course you will have a greater understanding of how adverse childhood experiences impact upon the potential mental, physical health outcomes and behaviours

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  • 27/11/2019 09:30 AM
  • Workington CA14 2RS, UK

You can access this training only if you are working with children, young people and families here in Cumbria and would like to take part in free one day training so you can measure the outcomes/impacts of your work, then this is the course for you.

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Testimonials


Cumbria Youth Alliance


Town hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2RS

Tel: 01900 603131

Registered Charity No 1079508, Registered Company in England and Wales No 3819033 

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Emotional Resilience Project end of year 2!



Emotional Resilience Project 

 

A Big thanks to the Big Lottery Collaboration Fund for the funding for this project led by Cumbria Youth Alliance and to other funders like Cumbria County Council 0-19 at the 3 localities and to other match funders who have made all of this possible. Cumbria Youth Alliance along with strategic partners in Cumbria County Council, North Cumbria Clinical Commissioners and Active Cumbria have been working together to avoid duplication and to coordinate activities for young people aged 14-24 in Barrow, Copeland and Allerdale. All activities and projects are aiming to improve Young Peoples’ emotional resilience and in the longer term reduce the referrals into CAHMS. It has been a very successful project and many third sector organisations have been commissioned to delivery services at a locality level informed by the needs and aspirations of the young people who have worked with us.

We are looking back at some of the amazing things that has been achieved to date by our partners and by Cumbria Youth Alliance in year one and year two of the project we want to share some of the amazing work our commissioned providers have been doing to improve the emotional resilience of young people in Allerdale, Barrow and Copeland.  By the end of year two 3,913 young people have been engaged on our programmes and a further 1,248 people have been reached through training, design and consultation, and awareness courses.

The capacity building elements of the project have allowed Cumbria Youth Alliance to cascade Youth Mental Health First Aid training, Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Training and we have been able to support many of our partners and providers to embed to Outcomes Star as a tool so we a can all use similar methodologies to measure the impact of our work on the lives of young people. Being able to measure impact has been a key element of the project. These elements are designed to leave a legacy of sustainable skills when the Big Lottery funding comes to an end in March 2021.

Of those providers who have used the Outcome Star to measure impact we have been able seen a huge increase in confidence and self-esteem as well as improvements in other aspects of their lives.

Choices and Behaviour – 64% increase in positive choices and behaviours 

Communication/ Confidence – 89% increase in self confidence and ability to communicate 

Education and Work – 71% increase in employability and work readiness 

Health and Well-being – 79% increase In emotional wellbeing 

Hopes and Dreams – 62% increase in confidence about their futures 

Making a Difference – 57% increase in those taking part in community activities and volunteering in their community 

We want to thank all those involved in making this possible below are just a few examples of the work we have all been doing to help young people improve their emotional resilience.   

Spiral who have been carrying out anti-bullying and confidence workshops. One young person said that the confidence building workshop and cyberbullying workshop gave her the courage to speak to her teachers about her experiences of bullying. Another young person expressed that they are now more confident to speak about their mental health because they “understand that it makes me unique”.

Together WE have been delivering exam stress and body image workshops within schools and youth clubs around Allerdale and Copeland. Extremely positive feedback has been received from the young people who attended the workshops.

 

Wigton Youth Station have been planning and organising an event around positive relationships. The date and location of the event will be on our Facebook page soon so keep an eye out!


Thank you to everyone for another successful year! Now for year 3! 

We have recently sent out the commissioning/tender documents for year three and all decisions will be made by the young people in our advisory panels. If you have not received the tender documents, please contact russell@cya.org.uk to get your pack for year three.  The closing date for applications is the 2nd of March 2020 so don’t miss the deadline.



 

Job opportunities


Operations Manager - £32,043 or pro rata

Based in our Workington Office Cumbria Youth Alliance seeks to appoint a dynamic Operations Manager to assist us in the next phase of our organisational development.

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