Viewpoint was launched in 2017 to build upon the strong track record of success of TheHorseCourse and to roll out the ReStart service in Surrey to disadvantaged young people living in difficult situations or at risk of school exclusion through anxiety or difficult behaviour. The ReStart course is for 8-24 year olds who are disengaged from, or not progressing, with conventional talk-based therapy options. The horses calm people, and learning to communicate with the animals is known to have revolutionary effects on mental health and self-regulation. Through the course, participants learn tailored strategies to manage themselves, including engagement, responsibility, calmness, assertiveness, listening and more.

The High Sheriff was honoured to attend the opening, highlighting their amazing work and introducing a new non-verbal toolbox that Viewpoint will be offering to families and carers and professionals. The new course teaches how to read body language and respond appropriately with non-verbal strategies.

The High Sheriff Youth Awards was pleased to provide the funds to enable six young people to benefit from the Horse Course and it was a great pleasure to be able to present a certificate to Viewpoint – Katie and Billy, to thank them for helping in making Surrey Communities safer and stronger.

Viewpoint – TheHorseCourse

Awarded 2019-2020


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