You took away my teenage son for the NCS and he came back a young man. An amazing transformation in such a short time.

Parent, 2019

These four days have been the best in my whole life. I couldn’t have done this without the NCS staff. Keep doing what you’re doing because you rock!

NOVA Young Person aged 16, October 2019

 

 

You took away my teenage son and he came back a young man. An amazing transformation in such a short time.

Parent, 2019

 

Your staff were phenomenal! All our young people’s needs were met and nothing was too much trouble. You only have to mention the NCS and it creates a fantastic buzz.

NOVA Teacher, 2019

To be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to the NCS. It was everything I hated; change of routine, lots of people, activities with heights and small spaces. At Kingswood I slowly settled in and started to enjoy myself. I was stretching myself in ways I never thought I could and you guys were always there for support. Thank you for showing me that people really care. You went out of your way to help me. I really enjoyed the NCS. I have learnt new things and realised there are people who care about me and want me to be safe.

Young Person aged 16, 2018

I have loved spending these four days with my team leader and my team who are amazing. I just wanted to say thank you and I will miss you all. 

NOVA Young Person ages 16, October 2019

The Health2Mind staff were great and we were impressed by their ability to engage our more reluctant students who had shown signs of ‘giving up’. They had a variety of engaging activities with a matching life message, were flexible in terms of student need and school resources and provided an afternoon a week where these students enjoyed and learned about themselves. As a result, they became more focussed and understood how to achieve their goals.

Rachel Mason

Senior Vice Principal

Queensbury Academy

Thank you for everything you have done for me. Our chats have really helped. I have anger issues, I admit it, but not many people are able to calm me down. Whilst being on the NCS I found that you guys have helped me manage that more than any CAMHS worker, social worker or support worker has ever done. So, thank you, I will miss you guys.

Young Person aged 16, 2018

I wanted to say a massive thank you for all the support with my fits and tics. I also wanted to let you know I have since received an official diagnosis of Tourette’s from the staff at Great Ormand Street Hospital. Thank you for making the 3 weeks of the NCS amazing and thank you for helping me through the tough times I went through.

Young Person aged 16, January 2019

As you know, my daughter struggled with confidence and anxiety, particularly around exams. Since she has completed the NCS, she has come on leaps and bounds. She’s happier and has made some fantastic new friends. We have noticed a big difference in her attitude and her confidence is growing. She’s now studying at Shuttleworth and we are all very positive about her future. Thank you so much for all the help and support you have given us.

Parent of NCS graduate, 2018

It was great all around. I made some friends, and I conquered my fear of heights by rappelling. A 10/10 experience and I've recommended it everyone since I went. I'm very close to convincing my sister, she might go next year. 

NOVA Young Person aged 16, October 2019

What I loved was that you're free to do new things and meet new people and it helps you with your future

NOVA Young Person ages 16, October 2019

It was the best experience of my life. A great 4 days. The lovely leaders were friendly and would help you through anything. They boosted your confidence to make you do anything possible. I enjoyed it very much and I wouldn't have changed anything about it!

NOVA Young Person ages 16, October 2019

I loved meeting the new people and my team leader was lovely and made the experience ten times better.

 

I enjoyed being part of everything and not being judged for anything!

NOVA Young Person aged 16, October 2019