otrbristol | 20th May 2021

OTR Reaching Further

As we come to the end of our current strategy, it is important to reflect on how far we’ve come in these past five years. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved, the changes that we have seen and the impact that our offer continues to have on young people’s mental health and wellbeing, helping us reach approximately 14,000 young people every year.

We have created these new documents: ‘Setting the Scene’ and ‘Reaching Further’, which set out our vision to guide OTR’s direction.

We have also given ourselves space to understand what young people will need from OTR whilst the world is recovering from COVID-19, and how we might go about achieving this.

We have collectively reviewed and updated our ‘beliefs’. These are core to how we make decisions about the way we do our work and how our offer shows up for young people. The whole of OTR engaged in this process, including a final review from groups of young people we work alongside.

What is set out above will shape the future year(s) of OTR. They will help us make decisions about the direction of existing services and build our thinking around new offers for young people.

We’re excited by this and hope you enjoy reading our plans for the future. As always, we welcome your feedback to OTR and this can be given at