2022 was another busy year for everyone at No5 with new projects, a campaign to open Reading Young People’s Hub as well continuing to offer up to 20 weeks of free, confidential counselling to local young people aged 11-25!
No5 offered 8549 counselling sessions and supported 722 young people at No5 (both in-person and online) and in 6 local secondary schools.
“Counselling at No5 has helped clear my sadness”
We delivered 2 Creative Expressive Wellbeing projects offering 7 days of support, supporting 29 young people.
“I felt less anxious talking to people and made friends”
One of these projects was our Summer Transitions project, which you can read all about in our Summer Transitions 2022 Impact Report here!
In our Reducing the Risk of Permanent Exclusion from School project, our inclusion support counsellors supported 24 young people.
“I am less silly in my lessons”
Mental Health Workshops
We delivered 11 Mental Health Workshops, in 4 local schools and 1 local community group, supporting 212 young people!
“I enjoyed learning about the workshop leaders’ personal story because it made me feel not alone”
You can read more about our Mental Health Workshops in our ‘Mental Health Workshops – 2022 Impact Report‘
77 young voices helped shape the future of young people’s services through contributing in surveys and focus groups.
“We need a safe space to speak to someone or to get signposting”
Young people led the campaign to open Reading Young People’s Hub including the production of a video sharing their personal thoughts and experiences as to why the Hub is needed.
You can view their campaign for #ReadingYoungPeoplesHub here!