The impressionable Minds ARP is suitable for young people aged 11-16 who are demonstrating levels of aggression in school or at home impacting upon their individual learning or that of others.


The aim of ARP is to help young people reduce the likelihood and/or instances of outbursts within their education setting and increase learning potential. ARP does this by helping participants to:

·       Develop insight and awareness into aggression supportive attitudes and behaviours

·       Manage and reduce impulsivity

·       Identify and challenge pro-violent attitudes and beliefs

·       Identify and challenge hostile thinking

·       Enhance and develop skills to manage emotions

·       Enhance and develop interpersonal and conflict reduction skills

·       Develop effective risk management strategies

·       Increase levels of motivation and engagement to maintain change over time

Impressionable Minds motivational talks are one of the ways we empower students to become the best versions of themselves.

Assemblies are typically an excellent time for teachers to relay key messages to students. However, after a while, students get used to hearing from their teachers daily, and occasionally assemblies need that extra spark to reignite them. That’s where Dare 2 Achieve comes in!

We remind students of how self-confidence, developing a vision beyond education and how their habits can set them up for success. This is perfect for students approaching examinations who may need a confidence boost.

Our motivational talks last up to one hour and can be delivered back-to-back to different year groups throughout the day. You can expect your students to laugh, reflect and leave with a sense of pride and inspiration to focus on taking the necessary actions to lead to their own personal success.

What makes a good leader? What makes a bad leader? And most importantly what makes you a leader? Leadership, for young people, isn’t just about being a captain of a sports team or holding a position of responsibility at home or at school. Leadership is how we live our lives to maximise our contribution to those around us and how we enrich our own lives by recognising our own unique contribution to the world.

In this workshop we look at what makes a leader and what attributes we as individuals have that makes us leaders. We look at examples in our lives where we have either missed the mark with our leadership or hit the nail on the head. This is then followed by a goal setting session where we seat a goal or intention for our leadership backed up by a SMART (sustainable, measurable, achievable, realistic, time based) system to ensure our goal is achieved.

This workshop aims to teach younger teenagers about healthy emotions and healthy methods with which they can learn to deal with their emotions.

We are delighted to launch our new online or face-to-face Extremism & Prevent Safeguarding training. This is appropriate for any professionals working directly with children and young people. Please see below for further information.

Aims and Outcomes

For youth practitioners working with young people currently known to the Criminal Justice System. This workshop is for you and will help you to gain a better understanding of the journey a young person takes when (s)he enters the Criminal Justice System. It will equip you with the knowledge to interact with young people about their sentence and the various challenges they may face with the English Legal System. You will also gain further knowledge of the role of the statutory agencies a young person would come into contact with throughout their journey.

Who is this Workshop for?

This workshop is for teachers or practitioners who work with young people in any community setting. The workshop will enhance your positive outcomes in relation to reducing anti-social behaviour, crime and violence.

Students will learn about the different types of medicines, legal and illegal drugs including their form, effects and their associated risks. They will experience what it feels like to be drunk with the use of ‘drunk goggles’ and attempt to pass a road side test! A debate will take place on the law in relation to drug use and how drug use impacts on the user and their families.

This workshop will cover the following areas: Racial, cyberbullying, gender. Racism, age, culture and disability. Personal experiences of bullying and its negative impact. Identify how participants can deal with bullying situations positively and constructively. Identify sources of help when confronted with bullying. Work with a professional actor in role plays, to act out bullying scenarios that have directly affected the students and identify possible solutions.

The students will take on the role of a Youth Offending/Probation Officer. They will have the opportunity to watch a short video on outlining the details of an offence and interview the offender in the Probation Office. Students will work together to evaluate the offenders risk of re-offending and harm to the public before making a sentencing proposal.

This session is led by Chris Preddie, OBE. Chris is a relative of the two brothers convicted of killing schoolboy Damilola Taylor and has been chosen as a role model in an initiative to tackle youth crime. Chris was himself involved in gangs and drugs until he was 16. Then his elder brother Andrew was shot dead at a barber’s shop in Brixton and he was determined to turn his life around. Chris is a talented young man who uses poetry to get his powerful message across to young people. This is a highly engaging workshop designed to capture the imagination of your students. This session will focus on a number of issues related to young people when they are stopped by Police on the streets. The rights of young people will be examined in a Question and Answer style workshop. The students will also learn about Arrest, Bail and Charge issues.