The Resilience project is a 3-year project funded by Big Lottery Fund Wales to support young people at risk of Islamist or Far-Right Extremism and Sexual Exploitation and to increase young people’s resilience to these issues. Operating primarily in Swansea and Cardiff, the project employs a team of specialist youth workers Nicky, Gareth, Alex & Fiza, who are leading this ground-breaking area of work. This project builds on the recognised success of previous EYST projects addressing extremism including the Think Project, PSP (Positive Street Project) and others.
We have a team of trained and experienced youth workers with expertise in engaging with and supporting young people around the sensitive issues of extremism and exploitation. They offer one-to-one support as well as group workshops to increase the confidence, knowledge and understanding of young people around these issues, and supporting them to make more positive choices in their lives.
We work closely with schools, colleges and youth agencies such as Youth offending teams, Youth Services, as well as community safety and safeguarding agencies such as Police and Social services. We are able to take individual and group referrals, as well as self-referrals. All engagement in the programme is always voluntary and our priority is to keep young people safe and well.
The projects operates in Cardiff and Swansea, and anywhere in between!