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About our service

Reach is a course for young people aged 14-18 not in education, employment and training.  Through a programme of workshops, tailored to meet the needs of the group, we focus on providing the tools and knowledge to develop health ways to manage difficulties.

All courses will focus on building resilience and setting personal goals that can be broken down into manageable steps.   Young people doing the course are encouraged to look at the positives in their lives to boost self-esteem.

What can I expect?

You’ll gain knowledge and insight on each of the topics and be taught useful tools to use every day to help you develop healthy ways to manage your difficulties.

Sessions will combine a range of group activities, worksheets and discussions. Central to Reach courses is peer support.  Participants will be encouraged to share and discuss their difficulties and what helps them.

Information shared in the group will remain confidential unless there are safeguarding concerns which will be raised.

The courses will take place outside of school hours (currently online). Each course will run for one hour a week over a four-week period.

Anger Awareness

Learn how to recognise what triggers your anger and identify feelings and emotions that cause frustration and anger to build.   You’ll also offers alternative ways of reacting in times of conflict.

Topics covered:

  • Self awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
Anxiety Management

In this module we provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the physical and emotional reactions to stress and anxiety.  You’ll also learn valuable tools to help manage anxiety including relaxation and breathing techniques.

Topics covered:

  • Physical responses to anxiety
  • Worries
  • Practical relaxation methods
  • Problem solving
  • Fight or flight response
Low Mood and Self-esteem

This course looks at character strengths and abilities, underlying core beliefs and increasing motivation. You will gain skills and knowledge to support positive thinking and healthy coping strategies.

Topics covered:

  • Self esteem
  • Relationships
  • Stress and depression
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Body image
  • Problem solving

How do I access this service?

To make a referral to Reach download a referral forms.  Please send completed referral forms to [email protected]

Reach of for young people aged 14- 18 who live in the borough of Richmond or go to school or have a GP in the borough.