Bouncing Back Success
At Ospreys in the Community, we’re passionate on improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people. Last year we teamed up with Action for Children to launch a new “Bouncing Back” programme which has proved to be a huge success already.
The programme works to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in secondary schools.
Funded through the huge success of last year’s Byte Night in partnership with Ospreys kit sponsor and Premium Partner, Philtronics Ltd, two staff members from Action for Children works closely with the team to ensure the successful delivery of the programme.
Through a number of engaging workshops, the new project provides basic support and knowledge to a wide range of young people, in particular focusing on three key areas: understanding and empathy about mental health, coping strategies and self-care, and the importance of talking and dealing with mental health concerns.
Before the lockdown, the team recently completed the programme at Ysgol Ystalyfera Bro Dur to 140 pupils and had the following positive feedback:
Percentage of people who say it has helped:
81% increase in confidence levels as a result of their attendance
74% increase in their ability to cope with stress
Percentage who have learnt something new from the course:
100% now know who to ask for help
95% now know when to ask for help
At the end of each Bouncing Back programme, each participant receives a Mental Health First Aid Kit, providing them with resources that support them to manage their mood and sustain improvements in their emotional wellbeing. Feedback questionnaires following the delivery of each programme will also help us to identify those young people who may be at risk of requiring a higher-tier intervention.
For more information and to get involved with the programme, contact us today: