Okehampton Community and Recreation Association (OCRA) have partnered with South Devon based company I Can Do That to provide a series of confidence and motivation workshops for those who are 18-24 years old and not in employment. The delivery will take place at OCRA’s Pavilion in the Park, with Simmons Park as the backdrop it will be promoting mental health as a fundamental part for those accessing it. The scheme provides a 1:1 mentor and group projects to build confidence, motivation, self-esteem and employability skills. These activities are designed to move you towards positive outcomes such as starting to jobsearch or entering education. The workshops are part of Petroc College’s Empowering Enterprise scheme and is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.
OCRA is well known in the community for its provision of opportunities to be physically active, namely its work in Primary Schools, holiday activities, fitness classes and management of the sporting facilities in Simmons Park. This scheme continues the development of opportunities to be mentally active following the setting up of holistic and mums and toddlers classes, and Sporting Memories group for those suffering from loneliness, depression and/or mild dementia and with an interest in sport.