Our initial results (n=125 as of Oct 21) show that 83% of clients report a positive impact on their presenting issue and 84% on their overall wellbeing. Among those who had an RTT session over seven months ago (n=25), 76% reported a positive impact on their initial issue whilst 84% told us that their overall wellbeing has benefited significantly.
Within some schools young people fail to thrive due to a combination of lack of confidence and anxiety. This can lead to low- level disruption within the classroom and a loss of concentration. Our pilot initiative emerged in response to this and targeted young people experiencing a number of these complex challenges. The aim was to support a small number of pupils identified as exhibiting early signs of disruption, and improve their emotional well being.
We have been delivering a pilot programme tracking these young people (aged between 14 and 18) over a period of 12 months with the goal of establishing if RTT is an effective intervention in these areas within an educational setting. Our RTT therapists are delivering sessions via Zoom within the school.
Our pilot has three main goals:
Our results will be peer reviewed by an independent academic partner and are expected to be published in March 2022
In January 2021, Public Health England launched a new campaign – “Every Mind Matters” – following its findings from a national survey which revealed the impact of COVID-19.
In particular, NHS staff were found to be facing serious mental wellbeing challenges exacerbated by the pandemic. Already stretched to the limit, the added workload saw clearly identifiable patterns of sickness absence.
Working with an NHS Trust, we are looking at how RTT can benefit support staff experiencing stress, anxiety and early symptoms of PTSD. The aim is to help them better cope with the ongoing pressure of the pandemic.
The project is expected to run until Autumn 2022.