Training

Training with SAFA

SAFA liaise and work directly with the University of Salford and the University of Cumbria to offer placements to students in support of their counselling courses.

This year we have had key staff changes, an ever-growing waiting list and funding issues that are trickier than ever. We have been vocal, proposed solutions and have not always been heard. We have had lots of empty words and engaged in fairy-tale discussions, but with no real change.

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Schools Training

We are currently undertaking a 3 year contract with Cumbria Youth Alliance (CYA) to deliver self harm awareness training to schools in Barrow, Allerdale & Copeland.
The project, funded by Big Lottery, runs from 2019-2021 and the overarching project aim is to increase the emotional resilience of young people across Cumbria. To that end, CYA are also working with many other third sector organisations across the county. These include CADAS, Together We, Dropzone, Action for Children and Always Another Way
In 2018/2019 we worked with Workington Academy, Furness Academy & Walney School.
Feedback from the staff and pupils has been very positive, with an average of 130 children attending at each school.
Our counsellors who deliver the training (Monica Jaklin-Taylor & Anita Lonsdale) always make sure they make themselves free at intervals during the day for any students to come to speak to them on issues they’ve raised.

Student Placements

SAFA liaise and work directly with the University of Salford and the University of Cumbria to offer placements to students in support of their counselling courses.
We normally have 2-3 students at any one time who contribute a combined average of 336 counselling hours a year. In return, the SAFA team provides clinical guidance, and mentorship to the students to help ensure they are fully fledged professionals when they come to qualify.

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