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.







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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Cumbria Youth Repository

Cumbria Youth Repository

Here you can find the link to the Cumbria Youth Repository, created by organisations supporting young people throughout Cumbria. This Repository will stay up-to-date with new and exciting resources for young people, their families and workers. Topics include education, sporting activities, online activities, inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, volunteering and social action plus many more.

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Teen Mental Health - A Guide For Parents

Teen Mental Health - A Guide For Parents

Useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources.

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A Guide for Understanding Screen Addictions and Engaging in Responsible Digital Use

A Guide for Understanding Screen Addictions and Engaging in Responsible Digital Use

This guide offers a lot of information around screen addition and how to engage responsibly.

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The Little Book of Cyber Scams 2.0

The Little Book of Cyber Scams 2.0

This booklet highlights the cyber scams which are currently in vogue and outlines the techniques criminals will use to try to steal from and exploit you.

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Household Leaflet

Household Leaflet

This booklet gives you information about the help that is available during COVID-19.

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Online Modules


Online Modules
Cumbria Youth Alliance have teamed up with Embrace Resilience to offer a full range of online modules to young people aged 14 -24, volunteers and staff members within Cumbria working with children, young people and families.

You can use these online modules to help with anxiety, improve your CV, increase your knowledge and skills in areas you would like to improve.

Here is the list of courses available under this training arm: Embrace Course Library.

If you wish to access any of these please fill out a Registration Form and send it to katie@cya.org.uk 

You will then be issued a username and password. Please then log in here to select your module or modules http://www.embrace-learning.co.uk/LMS/ 

Training Opportunities


Outcome Star Training with Cumbria Youth Alliance.

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Want to find out how you can get involved

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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!

E-Learning


Embrace Modules - 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 including Managing Stress & Anxiety, First Aid, Career Ahead and many more.

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Embrace Modules - 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 including Safeguarding, Developing Mental Strength, Diet and Nutrition and many more.

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Embrace Modules - 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 including Data Protection, Becoming a Wellbeing Champion, Covid-19 Infection Control and many more.

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Tackling Gaming Addiction Course

Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access the Tackling Gaming Addiction Course. You can also access this course if you are a young person 16+ in Cumbria who may have or has a gaming addiction.

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Tackling Underage Gambling Addiction

Please click here if you are a staff member within Cumbria working with children, young people and families and would like to access the Tackling Underage Gambling course. This course is designed to inform you of online gaming gambling in young people.

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Peer Led Gaming Addiction Online Course

Please click here if you are a school or youth group in Allerdale, Copeland or Carlisle who have young people that you think might be addicted to gaming. This is a peer led course to give young people the knowledge and understanding of gaming addiction.

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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 2019-2021



The Emotional Resilience Project was a collaboration of strategic bodies and a wide variety of third sector providers working together to build confidence and self-esteem in young people aged 14 - 25 around the coastal communities of Cumbria. The overall goal of the project was to reduce the number of CAMHS referral's as well as improve partnership working with both young people and the community.

A huge thank you to the Big Lottery Collaboration Fund for the funding of this project led by Cumbria Youth Alliance and other funders.

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. 

Over the last 3 years, 7,454 young people have engaged and been supported on this project.

The capacity building elements of the project have allowed Cumbria Youth Alliance to cascade Youth Mental Health First Aid training and Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Training. We have also 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.


Below you can find all reports from 2019 - 2021

End of Year 1 Project Review 2019

End of Year 2 Project Review 2020

End of Year 3 Project Review 2021


In the link below, you can see the impact that the Emotional Resilience Project has had on many young people within Cumbria. Featured in the background music is a song performed by our very own young people with support from You Bring The Band.

There is also a video by Chris Salt and his team at Edgeways, who ran a series of workshops in West Cumbria based on the themes of bullying, masculinity, emotional resilience, and abuse. Here you can see what our young people say about what it has been like growing up in Cumbria.

Emotional Resilience Project Video


Duke of Edinburgh 2020


St Benedicts School

Six students from St Benedicts Catholic High School have gained their DofE Bronze awards!

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Lakes College

Five Bronze Awards for The Lakes College!

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St Joseph's Catholic High School

Five students have completed their Bronze Awards!

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Job Opportunities


Young Inspectors Opportunity


Become a Youth Inspector

This is an exciting opportunity for 10 - 15 young people aged 14 - 24 to receive training and support to become part of a team of Young Inspectors. The Young Inspectors would take part in a number of online training sessions delivered by Youth Focus North West (YFNW). YFNW have developed this training as part of the National Young Inspectors Pilot Scheme. Once they have completed the training the Young Inspectors, with support from YFNW would undertake online inspections and assessments of organisations that have delivered programmes as part of the Year 2 and then Year 3 Emotional Resilience Project hosted by CYA. As well as undertaking inspections of ERP projects Young Inspectors would become part of the National Young Inspectors Network and may be involved in other inspections within Cumbria or other areas. If you are interested in this opportunity please click here for more information.

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Services


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Independent Living

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Newsletters

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Online Learning

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Stepladder

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Top 5 Jobs

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