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.

Our overall approach is to ensure the safety of our workforce and our clients. We will, as ever, respect individual circumstances.

Counselling and Therapy:

  • Our default position is remote delivery 
  • All assessments will continue to be done by telephone
  • Referrals for Adults and Children should be submitted by email
  • We currently have an 8 to 10 week wait between receipt of referral form and assessment. 

Diploma:

  • There will be no face to face delivery during Lockdown

 

 

Previous Covid-19 statements, are available here: 4 Jan 2021 and in 2020 - 3 Nov, 25 Sept, 18 July, 25 March, 18 March

 

 

CLEAR and COVID-19 update in light of recent changes - Cornwall went into Tier 3 on 30th December 2020 - and in anticipation of stricter measures to come.

It is clear that the situation in Cornwall is now more risky than we have previously experienced. As an overall position, the safety of our workforce and our clients is paramount. We will, as ever, respect individual circumstances.


Adult Service:

  • The default position for adults is remote counselling and this will continue.
  • Adults who have started face to face work can continue where there is consent from both parties and a safe place to work. NB this may need to change if there are stricter national measures imposed
  • All new referrals will be offered remote counselling only, unless there are extremely pressing and exceptional reasons for face to face work.
  • All assessments will continue to be done by telephone
  • NO work will be undertaken in client’s homes

Children’s Service:

  • We currently have an 8 week wait for children’s referrals so will continue to review the situation. We will offer remote working where this is a viable option.
  • NO work will be undertaken in client’s homes

Diploma:

  • There will be no face to face delivery in January

 

Previous Covid-19 statements, in 2020 are available here: 3 Nov,  25 September18 July25 March18 March

 

 

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