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Our Story
Our Story

Our Story

CYCA is a registered children's charity that operates throughout the County of Carmarthenshire and beyond.

In existence since 1980, we specialise in providing emotional health and well-being support for children, young people and families through a range of projects and services, all with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of people we work with.

Our vision is a world where every child has a safe, loving home, where they are given every opportunity to thrive and reach their potential through living healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives.

Our mission is to provide excellent support services for children, young people, and families across Carmarthenshire and beyond in the fields of emotional health and well-being, training, play, education, and physical health.

Everything we do is about promoting positive well-being and empowering individuals to reach their potential; our work is pro-active encouraging learners to build up a strong belief system.

Our Projects

What is the ROOTS Project?

CYCA ROOTS

ROOTS stands for Resilience Offers Opportunities for Success. It is a Family Support programme offering support over an extended period of time to improve attainment of children in school   and improve the employability of Parents. The project does this by improving the wellbeing and resilience of families with low level mental health issues and by offering a bespoke accredited training programme to support families. 

Lloyds Bank Foundation

This funding is to provide support young people leaving care or on the edge of care.

The mentoring provides counselling, help to build a CV, interview techniques, personal Hygiene, money management and cooking on a budget.

Social Prescribing Project

Social Prescribing

CYCA deliver a unique Social Prescription service to the Llanelli GP Cluster. Children who are experiencing a decrease in the mental health and wellbeing are referred to us via their GP. These children do not meet the criteria for CAMHS.

These children are part of a family system and we must work with that system. Every family experience different stressors so our services are bespoke.

We employ a team of highly experienced officers and counsellors. Family members are part of the planning of their support. It is not a short term service, we can support them for up to 9 months.

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