There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Trust and help other young people with CF. Here are some current opportunities that you might find interesting:
Building Brighter Futures
We are very excited to announce Building Brighter Futures, a three-year programme for 10-18 year olds with cystic fibrosis, funded by Children in Need. Building Brighter Futures will include talks, Q&As and workshops to give you practical skills to manage your CF alongside other interests. We hope to cover a broad range of topics from mental health and isolation, to coding, blogging and vlogging.
University and CF
The workshops are run on Google Hangouts and are totally free. Express your interest in the form below or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As part of Building Brighter Futures, we’re running a 6-week online course on coding and programming in partnership with an expert coder in 2019! This course will be suitable for beginners and will get you on the road to developing the skills you’ll one day need to design that app you’ve always dreamed about! Express your interest in the form below.
Mental health and CF
Mental health is being talked about more and more, with today’s generation of young people exhibiting concerns with their own mental health and wellbeing. Because CF and CF-related conditions effect people in such a varied way, we are discovering that mental health conditions impact the lives of many young people with CF but are not always prioritised in the way that physical symptoms are, and might therefore be neglected. But our mental health is important! If we’re not being kind to our minds, then it can make being kind to our bodies more challenging.
We will be hosting a mental health and wellbeing talk led by young people with CF. If you’ve got questions that you’d like to hear answered, tweet us @cftrustyouth, or express your interest in the form below.
Youth Advisory Group
We are always looking for people to be part of our Youth Advisory Group, a way for young people to influence work at the Trust and ensure that the voices of young people with CF are heard. YAG is made up of young people aged 14-25 who are living with CF or close to someone living with CF.