Your Voice Thursday, 5pm-6.30pm 27th May 2021

Is the proposed new coal mine good or bad for Cumbria?

Register here

What is involved:
– What is the detail of the plan, why do they want to create a coal mine, and why are people opposing it?
– Find out more from interested parties who will present their case for and against the mine.
– Take part in a hosted debate to discuss ‘Is the proposed new coal mine good or bad for Cumbria?’
– Make an informed decision about where you stand, and tell us what you think.

Past Events

Careers Insights, Thursday 22nd April 2021

Expert panellists included:

Armed Forces
Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment (Sgt Ross Murphy MBE)

Baines Wilson LLP (Tom Scaife, Partner; Rachel McGauley)
Cartmell Shepherd (Joanne Stronach, Director and Head of Employment Law and HR; Holly Moxon, Apprentice Solicitor)

Project Management
Sellafield Ltd (Simon Wilcock, Senior Project Leader)
TSP Engineering  (Georgina Stalker, Section Lead Project Engineer; Hannah Ridley, Project Manager; Sam Beattie, Quantity Surveyor)

Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness for Young People, Saturday 10th April 2021

This online event was to signpost people to vital support in Cumbria. You might not have needed the services you self, but the information could help you assist someone who is struggling.

For contacts and and more information from the organisations involved in the event see the Resources Page HERE

More videos from the event to follow- please check back!

Every Life Matters

Skills Saturday: Confidence Building, Saturday 13th March 2021

Saturday morning, 11am.

Let’s be honest, not a time most of us would expect young people to be up. Especially not a time you’d expect teenagers to be signing up for a personal-development session where they were going to learn to develop their confidence.

Think about it – a young person who needs more confidence is going to get up on Saturday morning, voluntarily, to meet some strangers via zoom and learn how to put themselves out there? Really?

Yes they did! We had nearly twenty young people sign up to do just that on the morning of Saturday 13th March where CforLP facilitator Bernie used some of his weird and wonderful techniques to explore our relationship to confidence and what we can each do to support ourselves in becoming braver and more confident in any situation.

Building from the Arthur Ashe quote “a key to success is self-confidence. A key to self-confidence is preparation” the group explored how they can increase their preparedness – personal, academic, routines – and make some simple changes which will develop their ability to feel more controlled and organised… and therefore, in many instances, more confident.

Bernie also asked the participants to look at their body language and posture because just as someone might feel and ‘look down’, so the action of looking ‘down’ can often affect our mood in a negative way. Harnessing the force of body language and using the idea of our motion becoming emotion, the members of the group tried out different movements for size and found a great deal of correlation between their feelings of bodily power and their emotional strength.

Watch our previous event on starting your own business below!

Personal Brand and Career Insights, Thursday 25th February 2021