Monthly Archives: May 2020

Digital wellbeing tips for our supporters

On 1st May, we celebrated the first global Digital Wellness Day, so I would like to use this opportunity to share some of my simple digital wellbeing tips with our kind OTR supporters. As we are getting used to working from home, it is also essential to think about the role of digital technologies in […]

May 2020 – a note from OTR on the Coronavirus

Hi everyone We hope you’re keeping well, staying safe and healthy, and finding ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing. We wanted to provide an updated summary of what you can expect from OTR throughout these ongoing Coronavirus times. This is written on May 11th and we will provide an update here on […]

OTR online activity w/c 25th May

Hey everyone! Here’s our weekly schedule of online sessions you can join with OTR: Download schedule as PDF here Here’s the link for our sessions that require a sign up! [Our live broadcasts and social media content of course remain available to all!] We now have availability for the next round of Mind Aid, hARMED and […]

OTR online activity w/c 18th May

Hey everyone! It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and the theme this year is ‘kindness’ – so please join in with OTR as we share videos throughout the week with the hashtag #CollectiveKindness. We’d love to see your faces and hear about your experiences of kindness. In addition to that, we have another busy week of informative, useful and […]

OTR online activity w/c 11th May

Hi everyone, we hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend. This week we’re presenting our most jam-packed weekly schedule yet! We’re hosting a little bit of something for everyone, including some brand new videos about experimental drawing, Ramadan and poetry. Here’s our weekly schedule of online sessions you can join with OTR: Download schedule […]

Blog: Why I support OTR – by Ben Jackson

We’d like to say a big thank you to our amazing supporter, Ben Jackson, who is raising money for OTR on JustGiving over the next few days. May 10th will be the 25th anniversary of the death of Ben’s dad, David. To mark this day, Ben is planning to ride 188km on his turbo trainer […]

Accidentally taking the lead  – OTR’s Peer Representative program

Written by Laura Brain, Team Leader – Participation and Engagement at OTR This blog is aimed at professionals to encourage creative thinking around participation, but hopefully it’s a useful read for anyone interested in getting involved in youth work or mental health work (or both!) At OTR, our mission statement is to ‘promote and defend […]

Blog post: Heartstopper

Hello everyone and welcome back to OTR’s Book Club blog, where Bryony from the group writes up the verdict on the latest book we’ve delved into… This week was a bit of a strange one – we couldn’t get hold of a physical copy of our chosen book in time, soooo we improvised and read […]

OTR online activity w/c 4th May

🗓️ Here’s our weekly schedule – digital sessions you can join with OTR. We’re covering a lot of ground, from fitness to comics, mindfulness to body image groups!  Here’s the link to sign up to sessions such as Resilience Lab, Yoga, Book Club and Nature Works. [Our live broadcasts and social media content of course remain […]