Every Life Matters

Every Life Matters strives to take a fresh, innovative and long term approach to suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support in Cumbria – a county that has had suicide rates well above the national average.  They have training resources available that aim to reduce the stigma attached to suicide, increase understanding of when someone is at risk of suicide, raise awareness …

Tackling Gaming Addiction Course

Cumbria Youth Alliance are running a Tackling Gaming Addiction in Young People course that looks at the science, the technology, the dangers, why gaming is addictive and what can be done to protect children and young people. The course is available for parents/carers and front-line workers/volunteers in Cumbria who are working with children, young people and families, but the course …

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation and is now in its 21st year. This year, it runs from 10th-16th May. The theme for the week is nature and how connecting with the …

WE WILL Youth Mental Health Campaign

The WE WILL youth mental health campaign group have been busy behind the scenes creating film clips to inspire courage. Each new audio visual clip will be pinned to the top of their social media channels and there will be a suite of 18 mini clips with a central unifying message. This series of short audio-visual clips, recorded and narrated …

Wellbeing Workshops

Cumbria Future Leaders, Your Future.Here are delighted to be working in partnership with Kooth to provide two awareness of Mental Health and Well-being sessions taking place on the 2nd and 4th of March 2021. These are aimed at any employer or professional who supports or works with young people, for example through education, mentoring, work experience, tutoring or assessments.

Kooth Podcasts

With the latest lockdown and school closures, young people may greatly benefit from some additional support with their mental health. Kooth can offer that mental health and wellbeing support to young people in Cumbria aged 11-18.

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Kooth’s Christmas resource to support young people in: Managing Social Anxiety

Kooth’s series covers different aspects that young people may struggle with over the seasonal period. Last week they shared a resource on dealing with loss at Christmas, talking about ways to normalise the experience of grief over the holidays. This week their next resource is on: Managing Social Anxiety. Click here to download info sheet. They hope this resource can be …