COMF

Containment Outbreak Management Fund or COMF

A county-wide partnership project funded by Cumbria County Council, giving children and young people aged 10-19 access to Targeted Youth Outreach services to support and maintain their emotional wellbeing, harnessing additional capacity within local third sector/voluntary organisations to ensure the provision of direct community-based support for those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Young people can be referred to our partner organisations by clicking here or by directly contacting the organisation. Some offers are school specific, but we will endeavour to ensure any young person receives the support they need.

To make a referral please click here or visit our partner websites.

If you want to know more about this project call the team on 01900 603131 or leave us a message.

Partners

South Lakeland & Barrow

Brathay Trust 

Providing Targeted Youth Outreach Worker support and will target young people who are not getting support from anywhere else or are not engaging and where an outreach approach may be more appropriate.  Young people with low level poor mental health and anxiety will be supported via access to a qualified person-centred counsellor.

Website Inspiring young people to make positive changes - Brathay Trust 

Autus Cumbria 

Services focussed on Children and Young People who are living with autistic spectrum condition, through youth groups, activities, training programmes and coaching.  they will provide social contact and stability with a blend of online and face to face support, as preferred.  some of the young people will have autistic spectrum condition and a learning disability.  clients will be engaged with on a 1 to 1 basis and also the capacity of small groups will be expanded.

Website Home | Autus (autuscumbria.com) 

Dropzone Offer

Here in Barrow we will be increasing our capacity to support young people adversely affected by the Covid Outbreak. We will be providing access to support and opportunities for young people to address their varied and complex needs.

Drop Zone will provide 32hrs per week of targeted youth support within universal services to work with the most vulnerable young people and provide outreach support through detached work and projects such as The Rainbow Ramble, providing safe spaces for young people who identify as LGBTQ+. Programmes are designed to help young people to develop resilience and to signpost those young people who may require more specialised services.

Youthability will provide 25hrs of targeted youth support with young people with SEN and ASD providing a wrap around service to support families which will include workshops with stitchability on managing sleep, developing emotional resilience and social skills culminating in a 2 day residential. Stitchability will be providing staff training to youth workers on sleep management across the partnership to upskill workers to support young people through their projects.

CADAS will offer group awareness sessions on gaming and substance misuse and provide 1-1 intensive support for young people with addiction.

Wave Forward

Providing youth outreach to deliver a ‘discovery programme, engaging with or supporting young people (who are vulnerable to poor mental health) to join or co-deliver sessions with the aims of building self-esteem and confidence and build new skills.  trained and qualified instructors and therapists will be responsible for delivering the programme.  the service will build a network of young people who can provide peer support to others.

Website Wave Forward – Wave Forward 

Allerdale & Copeland

NADT

Providing (in partnership with CADAS) an increased youth team to expand their early intervention programme.  They will work with CADAS to address specific issues around drugs, alcohol, gaming, and energy drink consumption via group and 1:1 work. 

NADT will expand their Early Intervention Programme which runs throughout the academic year in 4 blocks of 8-week cycles, 5 days a week. Supporting up to 60 young people per cycle in intentionally small groups to ensure a correct level of support is given to each group member.  The approach is ‘youth-work’ led.  Young People work on a 1 to 1 basis when required in times of crisis.  The sessions will build on the young person’s emotional resilience and improve emotional wellbeing.  For those young people who require long term support, the service will provide the flexibility to retain engagement via a blend of face to face and online support. The service will use a strength-based approach and support young people to identify their next steps, collaboratively.

Website Home - NADT Community 

Together WE

Group work and one-to-one support to young people who are at risk of becoming/are NEET or have additional support needs aged between 11-19 years old.

Group sessions:

These session will adopt a youth recovery college style approach, courses have been co designed with service users. Those entering group sessions will be triaged as appropriate for the intervention by our practitioners after assessment or they may enter via referral from partner organisations. Sessions will be run with a maximum of 5-8 young people and are intended to be ran in community organisations, schools and within our own centres.

Course to be delivered:

  • Assertiveness
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Emotional resilience
  • Body image/self esteem
  • Exam stress
  • Wellness recovery action planning.

Working in partnership with CADAS to also deliver workshops around substance abuse and Allerdale and Copeland Autism support for delivery. 

One-to-one:

To be delivered for those not suitable for group intervention or whom fall between tier 2/3 support and need additional support and risk management. This would involve up to 8 sessions of intervention falling between tiers 2 and 3 including low intensive therapeutic activity- including behavioural activation, exposure therapy, thought restructuring amongst specific DBT, IPT and other therapeutic skills individually applied to the person receiving the intervention.

Website  Together We CIC Fitness And Wellbeing Centre  &  Home - Recovery College ACCE (ncrecoverycollege.org) 

Safety Net

Provide services to support those young people affected by sexual/domestic abuse and exploitation and expand the number of children and young people who are able to access their service which will take a whole person, whole family, person centred and trauma-informed approach.  The service will expand on the number of Secondary Schools able to access their ‘Schools Project’ and also provide specialist trauma support and counselling as a result of the effects of rape, child sexual exploitation, where appropriate.  The service will also provide training, awareness raising and support for those issues arising in healthy relationships around sexting and pornography.  The service will offer a staff training programme including healthy relationships and psychoeducational resources.

The service will provide wrap around support including, prevention, early intervention, raising awareness amongst pupils and students.  The service will support young people to develop the skills and tools to build their self-esteem and resilience.  The service will provide 1 to 1 session, for 8 – 10 young people across a maximum of 5 schools.  The service will ensure that young people are able to work at their own pace on the and raise issues that are most important to them.

Website Safety Net UK 

Carlisle & Eden

Oaklea Trust

Providing services to work with young people of all abilities and their families by expanding their existing team with staff who are qualified as educators and also have mental health and wellbeing training.  The service will support young people with LD/ASD and welcome these young people in inclusive settings with others.  To help identify young people who may benefit from this project but who are not attending school. The service will additionally target young people aged between 16 and 19.  The service will provide:

  • 6 x 6 week programmes for up to 10 young people per programme, focussing on the Carlisle area.
  • Inclusive for young people with LD/ASD and others.
  • Partnerships with Right2Work and Susan’s Farm.
  • Susan’s Farm would provide a location to meet as group 3 times within each 6 - week programme providing nature-based activities
  • The service will provide a safe, independent, therapeutic space to meet with access to activities such as crafts and cookery providing peer support when appropriate.
  • The remaining support would be carried out using face to face or digital technology and could support young people in their home, at school or other setting to engage them in discussion and empower them to make informed decisions, engage in enjoyable and meaningful activities and/or seek some alternative help or interventions, empowering them to improve their mental wellbeing into the future.

Website Supporting Young People & their futures - Oaklea Trust 

Carlisle & Eden Mind

Your Voice through Carlisle Eden Mind offers CYP the chance to recognise and voice their worries, emotions, and challenges, as defined by them. Using advocacy and coach tools our professional and experienced team will work alongside a young person assisting them to move their situation to a better place, whilst improving and managing their emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Young person receives:

  • 1-2-1 Bi-weekly sessions with a trained advocate/coach (in person or online)
  • Coaching through anxieties over COVID, family life, bullying, school avoidance, relationships, EH meeting representation
  • Identify goals - create an achievable clear plan for change and a fresh perspective.
  • Skills to manage emotions, increasing confidence, communication, social skills.
  • Increasing appropriate responsibility, motivation, and inspiration

Website Children and Young People's Services - Carlisle Eden Mind (cemind.org)

iCan in partnership with Carlisle & Eden Mind

Will provide Year7 pupils across 5 schools - 2 Eden 3 Carlisle  8weeks of MOG covering all aspects of health and wellbeing. Session’s support Yr7 students developing skills for their transition into secondary. Increasing understanding and responsibility for individual health and wellbeing through supported learning sessions and practical physical activity visits from Wheels of Wellness school visit. Sessions cover and develop resilience, coping strategies, positive thinking, breathing techniques, hydration, sleeping patterns, food for thought, challenging your attitude to food.

Website iCan Fitness Cumbria

Safety Net in Partnership with Carlisle & Eden Mind

Provide services to support those young people affected by sexual/domestic abuse and exploitation and expand the number of children and young people who are able to access their service which will take a whole person, whole family, person centred and trauma-informed approach.  The service will expand on the number of Secondary Schools able to access their ‘Schools Project’ and also provide specialist trauma support and counselling as a result of the effects of rape, child sexual exploitation, where appropriate.  The service will also provide training, awareness raising and support for those issues arising in healthy relationships around sexting and pornography.  The service will offer a staff training programme including healthy relationships and psychoeducational resources.

The service will provide wrap around support including, prevention, early intervention, raising awareness amongst pupils and students.  The service will support young people to develop the skills and tools to build their self-esteem and resilience.  The service will provide 1 to 1 session, for 8 – 10 young people across a maximum of 5 schools.  The service will ensure that young people are able to work at their own pace on the and raise issues that are most important to them.

Website Safety Net UK