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Welcome to the Cumbria Youth Alliance (CYA) news round-up

In this issue... Youth Mental Health First Aid Training CYA at Loweswater SUMMER Training from CYA National News Member NEWS


Welcome to our July newsletter Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Here is the group of multi agency staff, volunteers and parents attending the Youth Mental Health First Aid Lite training held in Kendal yesterday 3rdof July at Hallgarth Community Centre. Organisations working together with a common aim of helping young people who may have poor emotional resilience and mental health issues.

The trainer was Graham Helm from Street Games and many attendees have been in touch with CYA since then to say how much they enjoyed the course and mentioned the quality of the training provided by Graham on behalf of Cumbria Youth Alliance - this training has been made possible through support from the Cumbria County Council and Eric Wright Charitable Trust.

More dates to attend Youth Mental Health First Aid Training will be coming up in the Kendal and Ulverston area within the next few months - these courses are open to all parents, volunteers and staff supporting children and young people. 2


Cumbria Youth Alliance at Loweswater The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award expedition practice day today at Loweswater and Burbank Fell. Very well done to everyone! Everything done brilliantly, with Great Spirit and togetherness! The practice expedition was led by Richard Wilson from Cumbria Youth Alliance

Well Done Boys! The Award is the premier Social Education Qualification for all young people aged 14 to 25, regardless of ability/disability, gender, race or religion in G.B. The CYA is an Operating Authority for The Award and we support all our member organisations to deliver The Award to their own young people, (approximately 500 young people), whilst we directly deliver the only Open Award Units in Cumbria based at Workington and Maryport Sea Cadet buildings. The Open Award Units work with approximately 40 young people on Monday nights alternating between the two venues, and we invite all young people within the age range to come down and get involved.

Visit our website for more information: www.cya.org.uk/young-people-2/duke-of-edinburg/

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SUMMER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FROM CYA Award We've organised lots of training in the next quarter so do get your name down early as courses do get booked up quickly. We'll be sending out a separate training email later in the week with details of all of our training courses being held over the summer months.

Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Behaviour Thanks to Cumbria County Council through the Youth Infrastructure Contract

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM Working/volunteering with young people or supporting young people at home - aged 11 to 19 in Cumbria and having to deal with difficult behaviour? - if the answer is yes this course is for you? Thursday 15th August 2019 9.45 am welcome for a 10am start - 4pm finish Delivered for us by CADAS Petteril Bank Community Centre, Meade Road Carlisle CA1 3BW This one day course will enable workers and volunteers to explore factors behind challenging behaviour and develop relevant strategies for supporting young people. Learning Outcomes:     

To understand reasons for disruptive behaviour To explore factors that escalate conflict To recognise the physical signs and behavioural changes that lead to practical aggression To identify a range of interventions that de-escalate or help control conflict, aggressive or violent situations To focus on best ‘safe-touch’ practice and the legal parameters of using physical force to manage challenging behaviour and discharge your ‘duty of care’

You must complete the attached booking form to secure your place – book today as we anticipate this being fully booked

Cost £20 per person - this is heavily subsidised There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served but participants should bring their own lunch (this helps us keep the cost of the training down and therefore we can offer more courses). There is a cafe on site at Petteril Bank Community Centre serving both hot and cold snacks and lunch options. There is parking at the venue - To secure a place please: Complete an application form and return it by email to cath@cya.org.uk or by post to Cumbria Youth Alliance, Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS. For enquiries contact Cath: 01900 603131 4


Working with ACEs Understanding Adverse Childhood experiences Are you working/volunteering with young people aged 11 to 19 in Cumbria? Need to understand more about how adverse childhood experiences impact on the lives of young people? If yes this is the course for you.

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM FREE COURSE: HOWEVER IF YOU BOOK THEN DO NOT ATTEND YOU WILL BE CHARGED £25.00 DELIVERED BY WWW.COLLEGEOFLIFE.CO.UK (CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ONLY)

12TH SEPTEMBER 2019 9.15 FOR 9.30 START AND FINISH AT 3.30 PENRITH METHODIST CHURCH, Wordsworth Street, Penrith CA11 7QY

THIS COURSE IS FREE TO ALL STAFF/VOLUNTEERS AND OTHERS SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES PLACES ARE LIMITED SO EARLY BOOKING WILL BE ESSENTIAL Learning Outcomes: 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. At the end the course you will:  know what can be done to prevent ACEs  know who should be screening for ACEs  know how to build resilience  understand the basics of Trauma-Informed Practice  understand the basics of Neuroplasticity So who is the course for? Anybody working with or volunteering with young people from statutory or third sector services. There will be tea/coffee and biscuits served but participants should bring their own lunch (this helps us keep the cost of the training down and therefore offer more courses). There is limited parking on site at the Penrith Methodist Church and on street parking nearby. The course is heavily subsidised thanks to support from Cumbria County Council via their Infrastructure Youth Support Contract. Download an application form and return it by email to cath@cya.org.uk or by post to Cumbria Youth Alliance, Town Hall Community Hub, Oxford Street, Workington, CA14 2RS.

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Youth Mental Health “Lite” Accredited Training

Cumbria Youth Alliance in Partnership with Street Games

Free Training for anybody working with or supporting young people including staff/volunteers/parents/foster parents and parent/carers

17th September 2019 Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal. LA9 4BH 9.30-9.45 arrivals for a 10.00 start - 1pm finish

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM Refreshments on arrival are available and throughout the training Delivered for us by Street Games (Approved Youth Mental Health England Trainers) Free training only possible thanks to funding from Eric Wright Charitable Trust who are supporting the delivery of this programme

Content: 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. Who it's for: Foster Parents /Parent Carers/Parents or Staff and Volunteers supporting teenagers in and around Kendal Capacity: We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. What you will learn: A basic understanding of some common mental health issues and how they can affect young people: Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues. Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences Course structure: Language and mental health issues /What is mental health? / Mental health conditions: Depression/Anxiety disorders/Psychosis/Self-harm / Eating disorders/ Personality disorders/ Alcohol, illegal drugs and mental health/ Supporting young people in distress/ Mental and emotional wellbeing

You will have resources to take home after the course to support you at home or in your workplace To book a place please download a booking form and return to Cath@cya.org.uk early booking is advised as places are limited to 25 per course. Places are limited so an early booking is advised - phone if you have enquiries 01900 603131

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Youth Mental Health “Lite” Accredited Training Cumbria Youth Alliance in Partnership with Barrow Integrated Care Communities (multi agency partnership)

FREE Training for anybody working with or supporting young people including staff/volunteers/parents/foster parents and parent/carers St Matthews Hall, Highfield Barrow in Furness LA14 5NZ

18th September 2019

9.30-9.45 arrivals for a 10.00 start - 1pm finish Refreshments on arrival are available

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM Delivered for us by Street Games (Approved Youth Mental Health England Trainers) Free training only possible thanks to funding from Eric Wright Charitable Trust who are supporting the delivery of this programme

Content: 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. Who it's for: Foster Parents /Parent Carers/Parents or Staff and Volunteers supporting teenagers in and around Barrow in Furness Capacity: We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn. What you will learn: A basic understanding of some common mental health issues and how they can affect young people: Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues. Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences Course structure: Language and mental health issues /What is mental health? / Mental health conditions: Depression/Anxiety disorders/Psychosis/Self-harm / Eating disorders/ Personality disorders/ Alcohol, illegal drugs and mental health/ Supporting young people in distress/ Mental and emotional wellbeing

You will have resources to take home after the course to support you at home or in your workplace To book a place please download a booking form and return to Cath@cya.org.uk early booking is advised as places are limited to 25 per course. Places are limited so an early booking is advised - phone if you have enquiries 01900 603131

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National news Cumbria’s New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements for Children published today - Important please read LSCB’s are being replaced by new multi-agency safeguarding arrangements – a requirement brought in by the Children and Social Work Act 2017, Working Together 2018 and The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018. From 29 September 2019, The Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) will replace the current Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board. The new arrangements are set out in the CSCP plan which has been published today, 27 June 2019. The new local safeguarding arrangements will be led by the three named statutory safeguarding partners, as set out in Working Together 2018: local authorities, chief officers of police, and NHS clinical commissioning groups. In Cumbria these partners are:    

Cumbria County Council Cumbria Constabulary North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group.

The CSCP will continue to undertake the functions of the LSCB including the delivery of multiagency training, carrying out multi-agency audits, undertaking reviews and publishing learning. The current LSCB policies and procedures will be adopted by the CSCP. The current LSCB website will also remain in place, further communication will come out regarding the website in due course. There will be opportunities between July and October 2019 for practitioners to reflect, discuss and engage with the new partnership arrangements. Further details on this will be shared via LSCB 5 minute briefing. If you are not already registered to receive these sign up here. For more information on the new arrangements you can access a more detailed briefing note here.

Cumbria’s Consultant-led maternity services to be maintained at West Cumberland Hospital information Consultant-led services will remain in west Cumbria following a decision by NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body. It follows a 12 month period of review of progress to sustain and develop services and the recommendations of an Independent Review Group (IRG) made up of independent clinical specialists chaired by Dr Bill Kirkup CBE. The review was commissioned following the Healthcare For The Future public consultation in Autumn 2016, and follows the decision made in March 2017 to continue services and test them while working with the public. Read the full Press Release here...

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Member News CHAMPIONS Training

To reserve a place for one of these sessions: please email Valerie.ayre@cumbria.gov.ukor tel: 07769 614561 9


Cumbria Action for Health Network

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CADAS Volunteer Courses in Carlisle

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LSCB Youth Summit

Key Vacancy - Youth Worker KEY is now expanding its professional youth work team with the appointment of a second worker to support the delivery and development of our ongoing youth & community work within Milnthorpe, Arnside, Levens and the surrounding area. Applications will only be considered from those who have (or are working towards) a youth/community work qualification (or equivalent) or who have very substantial relevant experience. For further details and application form contact: peter@heversham.com Closing date: Friday 26th July

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Young Volunteers Needed for the Summer

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Self Harm and Suicide Alertness training

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West Funding Event

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Hollr Launch Event - Save the Date 18/7/19 This is a save the date notification for the launch event of our latest project Hollr, which is taking place at Lakes College, Lilyhall on Thursday 18th July, at 7pm. Hollr is a digital platform for young people in Cumbria to share their opinions on the things that matter to them, engage with relatable Cumbrian centred content, and to gain digital media and journalism skills. We'll be showcasing the projects we've began to work on for Hollr as well as premiering a short documentary. There will be food and refreshments provided throughout the evening, and we'll be closing the event with a short fun filled quiz. Calvin Thornborrow, Hollr - www.hollr.site Phone - 01900 61116

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Cumbria Youth Alliance July Newsletter  

News, events and training plus national and member news for July 2019

Cumbria Youth Alliance July Newsletter  

News, events and training plus national and member news for July 2019

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