Volunteers & Champions

Volunteers and Champions wanted across Cumbria to help spread the word about the CUMBRIA RESILIENCE PROJECT.

We are looking for volunteers and champions from across Cumbria and from all walks of life and professions, including parents, teachers, care staff, counselors, and people with an interest in understanding more about Childhood Adverse Experiences.

We are organising a number of local get-together meetings where we will outline the vision for the project and report on progress to date. 

The project is being organised by ordinary people who feel strongly that the Resilience Film should be shown to as many people as possible in Cumbria. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of every- thing from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.