CLEAR is delighted to announce that the Penzance fitness studio Inverted Fitness have selected them as their charity of the year.

Natalie Jose, of Inverted Fitness said: “CLEAR and Inverted Fitness are such a great fit – we are both actively supporting our local communities. We offer fitness classes that are suitable for women and girls any shape, size and ability – including providing a supported environment for women and girls who have been affected by abuse. And CLEAR support people young and old, including children, with counselling and therapy who have been impacted by abuse and other an emotional trauma. It is great that we can do our bit to help them keep up their great work and look forward to working with over the coming year.”

Maria Adams, CLEAR Training and Development Lead said: "It has been wonderful to meet Natalie from Inverted Fitness - what an inspirational person she is, with so many plans for generating support for people impacted by abuse and emotional trauma. It is a privilege to be their charity of the year."

Carolyn Webster, CEO of CLEAR said: “Thank you Inverted Fitness – we are very proud to have been made your Charity of the year. This announcement comes at an important time for the charity – we regularly have demand that exceeds our resources but as we move to relaxing from the Covid related lockdown this demand is growing even higher. Support from Inverted Fitness will help us help more children and adults heal from abuse or other emotional trauma.”

Inverted Fitness classes are designed to help people keep active, tone up, work on those fitness goals and de-stress by leaning to fly, dangle upside down or jump and dance around. They are based at studios in Penzance.

For more information about Fitness visit www.invertedfitness.co.uk

 

CLEAR has teamed up with the Aviva Community Fund and Crowdfunder to raise funds that would make a real difference – by training groups of young people to become Peer Supporters in their schools, helping other young people by being a listening ear and a go-to for support.

Carolyn Webster, Chief Executive of CLEAR, said: “We think that one of the best ways to build an inclusive, respectful and supportive culture is to help schools to help themselves. We've developed a pretty awesome Peer Support Programme that will train groups of young people to become Peer Supporters in their schools. Sometimes it's easier to share feelings with someone who is more like you, and Peer Support is a great way to do this.

“Even better, Peer Supporters will gain accredited qualifications and skills that will be useful for life. They will be helping themselves, helping others and helping to create sustainable change.

“The Aviva Crowdfunder is a great opportunity to for us to raise funds to help children through these challenging times.”

We know that many children have been adversely affected by the restrictions arising from Covid-19. Whether that is increased risk of abuse to themselves, exposure to domestic abuse of family members; anxiety about parents or family members at risk because they are key workers; or trauma arising from separation and loss. Now more than ever, there is a need to help children and young people to build resilience and to know how and where to get help.

At CLEAR we have a great team of therapists who are specifically trained to help children and young people aged 0-18. We have over 12 years’ experience of working with children and our service is accredited by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means we meet high standards of clinical practice, safeguarding and good governance. We are the only accredited children's therapy service in Cornwall and one of only 3 in the South West.

As part of the campaign we are offering some fabulous and unique rewards. Click here to contribute to make a difference for children and young people in Cornwall - www.crowdfunder.co.uk/clear4schools 

The Inside Out project spent last week helping Incredible Edible Helston build a community garden. The community project is just one of the support activities that Inside Out provides in helping people move into work or training as we move out of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jen, one of the Inside Out participants who helped in the build said: "This Inside Out activity is absolutely *incredible* in every sense - I am so looking forward to seeing the fruit & veg growing"

Carolyn Webster, Chief Executive of CLEAR, said: “This has been exactly what we hoped that Inside Out would do – provide a great bridge between Inside and Outside with participants helping their community and building their confidence to take the next step into work or training. Well done to everyone involved.”

Craig Little from Rebuild Southwest said: “We're helping the Incredible Edible guys to bring this bit of waste land bring back into use with the intention of planting crops that people can help themselves to. We are also helping people to build skills and a routine that's going to help get them back into work. We've got six people who have volunteered to come and help, and they've massively moved on just in the last five days."

Inside Out is focussed on West Cornwall and supports people who are not working and who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 restrictions. Inside Out is reaching out to people whose mental health and emotional wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic and help them to get back on track and into training and work.

Inside Out is funded by the European Social Fund (through Community Led Local Development managed by Cornwall Development Company), Cornwall Council and the project partners themselves.

Inside Out complements other innovative projects in West Cornwall such as  Who Dares Works  which is designed to support people who have been not working for a longer period of time and need a greater level of support to enter the world of work or move into training. Incredible Edible started phase 1 of their community project with support from Who Dares Works and we are delighted to be able to complete phase 3 through Inside Out – great things happen when good projects come together!

Led by local charity CLEAR, alongside Rebuild Southwest, Inside Out provides provide a mix of online (Inside) and community based (Out) support and activities to help people feel safe about reconnecting with their community, rebuild confidence, motivation and emotional resilience, and provide routes into work and training. It is unique in that it combines trauma-informed therapeutic approaches with practical, enjoyable, community-based activities. The CHAOS Group also supports the project through vocational training and volunteer placements.

More information about Inside Out is available here and if you or your friends or family would like to join the project call Chris on 07737128375 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLEAR, the Cornwall based charity that is supports people of all ages impacted by abuse and emotional trauma, has announced that applications are now open for their latest Level 5 Diploma in Working Therapeutically with Children & Young People.

The fully accredited post qualifying Level 5 Diploma provides specialist training for practitioners interested in working with children and young people. The 18 month course combines both practical and theoretical training together with clinical placements and group supervision. Sessions and lectures will take place one weekend a month starting with a residential weekend from 12th to 14th November 2021 and ending with a clinical placement with CLEAR.

The core modules include child development, therapeutic approaches, safe clinical practice and working with children and young people who have experienced or witnessed abuse.

Milica Djuradjevic, current Diploma student said: “I particularly loved the opportunities to experience a broad range of creative therapeutic approaches. I recommend it to anyone wishing to work knowledgeably and confidently with Children and Young People.”

Carolyn Webster, CLEAR Chief Executive, said: “We are pleased to be able to invite applications for our next Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People Diploma starting in November. It has been accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body and is the first and only course of its kind available in Cornwall.”

The Diploma is part of the CLEAR Centre of Excellence, that complements the charity’s counselling, therapy and preventative services, bringing together learning, research, evaluation, resources and continuous professional development.

Further information, including course content and methods of assessment is pdf available here (302 KB) . Or to find our more and apply email Maria Adams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

A new project has started in West Cornwall to support people who are not working and who have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 restrictions. Inside Out will reach out to people whose mental health and emotional wellbeing has taken a knock during the pandemic and help them to get back on track and into training and work.

Led by local charity CLEAR, alongside Rebuild Southwest, Inside Out will provide a mix of online (Inside) and community based (Out) support and activities to help people feel safe about reconnecting with their community, rebuild confidence, motivation and emotional resilience, and provide routes into work and training. It is unique in that it combines trauma-informed therapeutic approaches with practical, enjoyable, community-based activities. The CHAOS Group will also support the project through vocational training and volunteer placements.

Inside Out is funded by the European Social Fund (through Community Led Local Development managed by Cornwall Development Company), Cornwall Council and the project partners themselves.

Carolyn Webster, Chief Executive of CLEAR, said: “This project comes just at the right time as the country looks to safely move on from the pandemic. We have a great combination of skills across CLEAR, Rebuild Southwest, and CHAOS that can give people the helping hand they might need, whether that is emotional support, practical help to get into training and work or simply a way to get back into the swing of things in these difficult times.”

Inside Out values the jobs that are of increasing importance to us all, such as care, cleaning services and construction, providing skills training and supported routeways to work with real living-wage employers.

Craig Little from Rebuild Southwest said: “Rebuild are proud to be part of this great new project and will be delivering the work and training elements alongside our friends at CHAOS. Part of this will be working with the participants outdoors on community activities – we already have some in the pipeline that will bring community places and spaces back into use”

If you or your friends or family would like to join the project call 07737128375 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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