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The Discovery College is a new community for children, young people and families in north Cumbria.
We offer a range of free courses across different venues and online throughout north Cumbria.

Courses are fun, informal and you learn skills to support your emotional and physical wellbeing.

We have a unique approach and our courses are co-produced by young people, families and. Mental health professionals with lived experience in mental health. This gives us quality and effective course content that is aimed at the right level for those attending,

What's on?

The Discovery College is hosting different sessions in both Allerdale and Copeland! We are working in collaboration with local providers to bring sessions which are fun, engaging and informative for both Children or Young People and Caregivers.

View our current timetable below and use this to enroll onto any of our sessions. The timetable is currently being updated monthly.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the courses, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Managing Stress and Worry

To return in May 2023!

In the Managing Stress and Worry sessions you will be introduced to a variety of strategies for understanding and managing stress.

Sessions or Parents of children aged 5-11 years old.

Sessions for Teens aged 11-17 years old.

Sessions are held on zoom.

Project Unbeatable

The programme will take the format of 2 hour sessions, an hour of physical activity and an hour working on Project Unbeatable which will be intertwined to break up the sessions and get the group moving.

Utilizing the facilities at Empire Gym, the physical activity offer will be a varied across the programme, incorporating gym work, cross fit, pad work, boxing skills and walking.

Most of the clients being referred do not engage in any physical activity at all, so it will be an introductory process over the programme alongside the project unbeatable work to ensure that the CYP are making a positive relationship with physical activity and enjoy engaging and learning new skills.

Discovery Clubs

Held in the Carnegie Theatre, Workington CA14 2BD

Weekly youth club, each session will consist of fun activities with a theme around managing mental health and wellbeing, guest hosts will be invited on a regular basis to educate about wellbeing services within the local area, we also invite you to connect with others youths within this session. (drinks and snacks will be available).

Junior Discoverers aged 8-11 years old

Teen Discoverers aged 12-15 years old

Parents Together

These sessions are stand alone fortnightly groups, you can attend each fortnight, or just when you are able/want to. 

Each session will have a theme/topic based on input from you with information delivered by a professional/expert. There will also be a chance to share experiences in a safe place amongst peers.

The sessions will be informative and allow you to share, and hear that you are not alone. 

Discovery Clubs

Weekly Youth Clubs to help improve and manage mental and physical health and wellbeing for Children and Young People aged 8-15 years old.

See our timetable for more details.

Project Unbeatable

Physical activity sessions held by Empire Gym Workington,  to help CYP create a positive relationships with exercise and engage in learning new skills. 

See our timetable for more details. 


Parents Together

Sessions to help provide helpful information to support your mental and physical wellbeing as well as an opportunity to share in a safe place. 

See our timetable for more details,

No booking required!

Managing Stress and Worry


Sessions to help develop skills and techniques for managing stress and worry.

Sessions available for Parents and teens. 

Check out our timetable for when sessions will re-start!