CF Youth programme
Are you aged 6–18 with CF, or close to someone who is? We run fun and exciting online events for young people every week, to make friends, have fun and learn new skills (all from the comfort of your own home!).
From games nights, to free online workshops, to movie nights, we have something for everyone! Sign up to an event listed below by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 15 July 6.00-8.00pm – Movie Night (8–14 y.o.)
- 29 July 5.45–7.45pm– 'Get moving with Nicole' (6–15 y.o.)
- 12 August 16.30–18.30pm– Drama Workshop (10–14 y.o.)
- 26 August 18.00-20.00pm - Games Night (8-14 y.o)
- 9 September 18.00-20.00pm - Movie Night (8-14 y.o)
- 23 September 18.00-20.00pm - Games Night (8-14 y.o)
- 7 October 17.00-19.00pm - Book Club (TBC)
- 21 October 18.00 - 20.00pm - Games Night (8-14 y.o)
- 28 October 17.00-20.00 - Halloween Movie Night Special (8-14 y.o)
- 11 November 18.00-20.00pm - Games Night (8-14 y.o)
Keep up to date with what’s on at @CFTrustYouth on Twitter or get in touch with us at email@example.com.
It was really fun and inspiring and I really enjoyed it... thank you so much to everyone involved!Young person with CF
My son loved it and will definitely go again! It was 'The funnest thing he's ever done', he said!Mum to a young boy with CF
Arts and crafts
We are running a free six-week online Arts and Crafts workshop for children with CF ages 10-18, teaming up with art instructor, Leona, from the Artists Resource.
This will be a fun and experimental workshop that will encourage you to develop your skills in a welcoming and safe environment, along with other children and young people your age. The workshops will help you to feel more confident about observational drawing, painting and sculpture. You’ll be encouraged to try different techniques, processes and art materials. You’ll have fun adding your own details to famous works of art, as well as gain knowledge of artists and art history. You’ll get to make some unique pop up faces, a Marionette and a pop-up card, as well as play warm up games and get to know others on the course.
You’ll be connecting via video-calling platform, Microsoft Teams , and our Trust staff are on hand to guide you every step of the way! Everyone who signs up will receive a digital welcome pack via email, and an arts and crafts package through the post with all the art materials you will need to complete the workshop, including coloured card, sketch paper, paints and lots more!
The Arts and Crafts workshops will start on Tuesday 15 June, 4.30-6.30pm, and will run every Tuesday, ending 20 July. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information. Spaces are limited, so please hurry to avoid to disappointment. Siblings welcome!
Youth Advisory Group (YAG)
YAG is a group of young people aged 14-25 who have CF or close to someone living with the condition. As a member of YAG, you could:
- Influence work at the Trust
- Make sure the voices of young people with CF are heard
- Lead your own projects
- Meet amazing people
- Make a change!
Find out more about YAG and see how you can influence work at the Trust and ensure that the voices of young people with CF are heard.
Building Brighter Futures
Building Brighter Futures is a programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by BBC Children in Need. Find out more about Building Brighter Futures and the upcoming workshops, talks and events that you can get involved in.
"I loved this workshop and I can't wait for the next one... it is the best workshop I have been to." - Young person with CF
"I really enjoyed the workshop and I don't usually like writing! I've made new friends and it gave me something to look forward to during lockdown. Thank you." - Young person with CF
Our youth Instagram account is created for, by and with young people with cystic fibrosis. It is a supportive space where young people can share their creations, thoughts and voices.
If you have something you’d like to share with the community then get in touch with us @cftrustyouth or email@example.com.
Information and support
We've got loads of useful packs to help you through important life stages and events, whether you’re in secondary school, higher education or going to a festival.
Find out more on our information and support for young people page.
Launch of the leaving school pack
Whether you’re moving on to training, sixth-form, college, university, of taking a gap year, our resources are here to help you make the decisions that are right for you!
Take a look at our leaving school resources, which we created with parents and young people with cystic fibrosis. You'll find a pack for young people, a pack for parents, a booklet for training providers, colleges and universities, and even a short animation to help you decide what you want to do after you've left school!
Clinical trials for young people
Ever wanted to know how new drugs for CF are developed? Jade, a member of our Youth Advisory Group, helped to design our clinical trials video for young people with CF, and even narrates the video herself!
Youth Advisory Group
Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a way for young people with CF aged 14-25 to influence the work of the Trust and have their voices heard.
Building Brighter Futures
Find out more about our programme of talks, Q&As and workshops for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis.
Information and support
We've got loads of information and support made by and for young people with cystic fibrosis.