The Revolution course is offered to groups of young people (14 to 16 years old) who currently display behaviour traits that are causing concern and have brought them to the attention of the authorities engaged with Horsham District Council's Anti-Social Behaviour Team. They can include social services, schools, youth clubs and Sussex Police.
Through outdoor activities such as abseiling and rock climbing, and group work sessions, young people will be given an opportunity to learn more about themselves and what motivates their behaviour. Cognitive behaviour therapy techniques are used alongside the experience of outdoor adventure.
The main aims of the course are as follows:
- To develop self-belief and impulse control
- To develop self-discipline and self esteem
- To develop personal responsibility and awareness boundaries
- To develop communication skills
- Develop role definition in a small group and the ability to follow instructions
- Help young people learn to manage anxiety and overcome personal fear
The main objective of the project is to reduce the incidents of anti-social behaviour to both young people and others affected by the consequences. This is achieved by enabling individuals to identify and address the reasons behind their negative behaviour.