Year 12 Impact Report, Retford Oaks Post-16 Centre, Nottinghamshire, 2017.

“...this inspirational programme is a pioneering yet truly simple concept which actively changes lives and even more importantly gives the power back to the people who need it most.”
G. Murphy –Associate Principal, Retford Post 16 Centre.

This report shares the voices, experiences and perspectives of three year 12 students of Retford Oaks Post 16 Centre who took part in ground breaking work of bringing Take Five and Each Amazing Breath’s ‘Ambassador Programme’ to an older audience.

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Year 12 Impact Report, Retford Oaks Post-16 Centre, Nottinghamshire, 2017.

This report shares the voices, experiences and perspectives of three year 12 students of Retford Oaks Post 16 Centre who took part in ground breaking work of bringing Take Five and Each Amazing Breath’s ‘Ambassador Programme’ to an older audience and was funded by Health Education England and Bassetlaw CCG to deliver on Future in Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Improving our children and young people’s mental health.

Told in their own words, the report finds that young people of today face an array of challenges including: confidence, relationships, sexuality, learning new skills and a challenging transition in education, but these three young people express in detail how ‘Take Five’ has had a profound impact upon their lives by giving them a tool to use in the face of these challenges. Not only that, they all mention how much they all want to share practices with others and that Take Five has cultivated their courage and creativity.

The report is a celebration of three amazing Year 12 students and highlights through their own personal stories how they have:

  • Grown in strength and awareness,
  • Developed resilience,
  • Developed the ability to self-regulate their own emotions,
  • Discovered an awareness of self, others and community.

With great support from their Associate Principal, Ms Murphy, this report showcases the ever increasing positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families in North Nottinghamshire that Take Five is having.

To read the full report, click here.

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