Our projects are a way of staying light-footed, being able to respond to the interests and needs of young people and develop activities, services and support groups in ways that work for them. If projects are successful or have scope to grow, they’ll often develop into programmes, and become a more long-term offer. Here is a taste of the many projects we've developed.

Young Men's group

The Young Men’s project is in its third year; now operating in Penwith and Kerrier. This project is funded by Comic Relief and is aimed at young men (11-17yrs) that may be struggling with low mental health or social isolation. Workers have been providing online digital support to young men during COVID-19 -19 and are now back working in schools. We are offering group work in order to improve wellbeing and future aspirations. We are currently holding weekly after school youth sessions in Penzance and Camborne which offer young men a chance to connect with others, engage in focused topics, play games, and learn something about themselves. The sessions provide valuable peer support within a supportive and safe environment.

Contact Luke Workman

Build a Boat

From pencil lines on a page to sailing on the waves. Young People Cornwall’s Build a Boat Project is getting young people involved in every part of the boat building process. For the past three years our young people have been working with local boat builders, getting hands on experience designing, building and enjoying their creations. For one special week in the school holidays, our young people can see a project through from start to finish – with youth workers supporting them at every step. Whether it’s drilling, painting, sailing or just meeting new people, Build a Boat is a chance for young people see the fruits of their labour, and learn valuable life skills along the way.

Victim Care

Young people age 8 to 25 who have been victims of crime will receive around 6 sessions or more of one-to-one goal-based support from a youth work approach, aimed at coping with the immediate of the crime. With the young person, workers address the emotional impact of experiencing the crime, offering problem solving and practical support, liaison with other agencies and ensuring that young people are able to access additional services where this is relevant. This could include ISVA/IDVA services, counselling, mental health or substance use services, housing, information, advice and guidance, mentoring or youth groups. All aiming for the young person to recover from the impact of being a victim of crime and preventing them from future victimisation.

Youth workers will meet young people in their community, school or college at times and locations that suit them. Young people do not need to have reported the crime to the police, but we can offer support for them to do that if they choose to. We work with young people who can be at risk of exploitation, or at risk of being drawn into criminal activity.

We are working in partnership with Young Devon and to deliver the successful project funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. Young people inform the digital information pages, and online forums provided by

Ongoing support will be identified to help with the recovery of longer term harm. The project delivers countywide and may take place on digital platforms or face to face.

Contact: Kate Sidwell


National Citizen Service (NCS) is an experience you really don’t want to miss. If you’re 15 to 17 years-old, this is your chance to embark on exhilarating challenges, make your mark and build skills for work and life. More than 200,000 young people have already said YES to NCS

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