NCS Participants Renovate Local Wellbeing College

Some of our National Citizen Service (NCS) participants have been busy renovating the gardens at the Exchange Recovery and Wellbeing College.

After two weeks of residential trips, the young people are tasked with deciding upon a social action project in the local community on the groundbreaking youth programme.

Group two and seven in the first wave of Summer 2018 have made a lasting impression at the Exchange College.

The NHS-run College is open for adults who would like to improve their mental wellbeing, or to aid knowledge for their work with other people.

They offer a series of workshops and courses in themes such as recovery and resilience as well as developing confidence and communication skills.

Exchange College also help adults to cope with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety through their positive learning approach.

People who attend the adult learning centre will now be able to explore the renovated gardens after the fantastic work from the NCS groups.

And Hannah Burton, of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, hailed the young adults for their attitude.

She said: “The NCS team who have worked with us here at the Exchange were an absolute credit to the programme and to themselves. Their attitude and dedication was evident throughout their two weeks here. They have transformed our gardens and made them easier for us to maintain. A fantastic experience for all involved. Thank you from everyone at the Exchange.”

Alongside operating as the Social Inclusion Officer at Reds in the Community, Hannah Philips is responsible for organising the NCS programme.

Hannah said that the participants’ work at the Exchange College illustrated what young adults are able to give back to the local community.

She said: “We are proud of all our participants on NCS. The time and effort they have put into the social action projects has been amazing. It really shows that young people have got so much to give back to the local community. The difference they have made to the recovery college and its service users is unbelievable.”

If you are aged 16-17 and interested in having the Summer of a lifetime with NCS, we are giving away FREE places on the final wave of 2018!

Call our team on 01226 211333 to secure this fantastic opportunity before 5pm on Wednesday 8th August ahead of leaving for the first week of residential on Monday 13th.