Wellbeing Programme: overview
Oarsome Chance has grown remarkably in its first few years of delivering activity programmes to young people who have disengaged from mainstream learning. In that time we have recognised that our successful engagement with young people with complex needs stems from a unique approach to our service delivery.
The initial three-year phase for the Wellbeing Programme (previously called ESP), was launched in September 2020 with the help of funding from the Berkeley Foundation and The Tudor Trust. The programme's aim is to better understand how we can extend our support to the young people we work with, with a focus on supporting their mental health needs. And further, to examine how OC successfully engages with young people and use those findings to inform our development as we grow.
Three year report
We have compiled an overview of the first three years of the Wellbeing Programme, outlining the project’s aims, activities and a summary of recent developments, including our trial of a new evaluation tool, evolved as a part of the programme. The report has underlined how key this work has been in helping to identify and facilitate specific support, sensitive to the mental health needs of the young people we work with.
We recognise the importance of keeping the wellbeing of young people, and our staff team, at the heart of how we operate, which means that the Wellbeing Programme will continue to run indefinitely as an essential part of our programme of activities.