We are proud to announce we are working with North Yorkshire Council. They have embraced SpiritVR as a powerful tool for the community to encourage well-being and enhance their skills with professional presenting and public speaking.

Who They Are

The North Yorkshire Council is a local government authority responsible for providing a wide range of public services to the people of North Yorkshire. Their services span various domains, from education and transportation to environment and community support.

The Council are working towards a mission to enhance well-being, promote growth, and offer more services to the education sector.

Impact Across the Community

Education and Learning:

One of their sites, Northallerton Personalised Learning College offers an extensive range of learning and training opportunities focused on the aspirations and needs of learners, providing a Personalised Learning Pathway for young adults aged 16-25 with an Education, Health, and Care plan (EHCP). This program is available for up to five days a week during term time.

Find out more about their Personalised Confidence Training here.

Adult Education and Training:

The council provides training courses to empower individuals to enhance their skills and knowledge. Their adult education training courses cater to diverse needs.

With Adult Learning North Yorkshire, the community is given a chance to improve their skills, leading to improvements in their career prospects and learning new skills for life and work.

You can find out more about what courses they offer here.

Community Engagement: 

The council actively engages with the community to encourage participation and volunteering in local initiatives.

Enhancing Learning with SpiritVR 

By integrating SpiritVR, North Yorkshire Council can expand on fostering growth, resilience, and well-being across its community and workforce.

Wellness and Mental Health:

SpiritVR can offer relaxation and mindfulness experiences through The SpiritVR – Journey, reducing stress and promoting well-being. Mindfulness can also help to enhance focus, benefiting overall well-being.

North Yorkshire Council will be using this with their young adults, with education providers and with their adult learners to help with overall mental well-being.

Public Speaking Skills: 

SpiritVR – Confidence can help staff improve their public speaking skills. This is crucial for effective communication during meetings, presentations, and community interactions. The app can also be brought into schools to help students gain confidence and reduce fears of public speaking in the classroom.

Northallerton Personalised Learning College offers independent living and employability training. SpiritVR – Confidence will aid them in training young adults, helping them gain vital skills in conversing and presenting professionally.

Results:

Our trial results show how participants had a significant 24% reduction in anxiety per the GAD-7 (Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment) after completing a 10 to 15-minute lesson.

Get in touch if you would also like to use SpiritVR.

spiritvr

Click the link for more information about SpiritVR – Journey and SpiritVR – Confidence.

Find out how Pathways to Work is using SpiritVR to help make a difference in the education and training system to find success in the workforce, impacting individuals across Cheshire and Merseyside. Read: Pathways to Work is using VR for Skills Building.