‘Worth it!’ Programme

What is the ‘Worth It!’ Programme?

‘Worth it!’ is a bespoke programme written by Engage Trust UK, to help schools and other organisations meet the growing challenges around self-worth, self-esteem, and mental health. It runs as weekly group sessions, alongside one-to-ones, to introduce some of the biggest issues facing individuals, but particularly young people today. These issues include identity, influence, conflict, perseverance and endurance.


The ‘Worth it!’ programme sessions link together and build upon each other, helping the young people understand how our past impacts our present and future, both positively and negatively. Helping practically and mentally and equipping young people to deal with past experiences and handle present and future challenges, through understanding that they are in control of their choices. The programmes provides tools and truths to make good decisions, even in the toughest of times.

We want to develop the following:

  • A new sense of identity and purpose for young people and others
  • Increased mental and emotional intelligence
  • Improved self-esteem and a renewed sense of hope
  • Be resourced and equipped to grow through challenges

What students say

Matt and Sarah are very nice and honest people who put a lot of effort into the programme to make it a safe space and a peaceful environment


It is helpful for mental growth and is an opportunity for someone to listen to you


My biggest takeaway will be the speaking positively to myself


The biggest thing I have taken away is how to handle conflict and stressful situations.


Sarah is a great listener and gives amazing advice


Helped me communicate and be more understanding


It has helped and made a significant impact on my home life


what schools say about Engage

Honesty, integrity & experience

“Life Changing”

It is not an underestimation to say that for some of our pupils the work they have done with engage trust has transformed their lives. pupils who may have been on the verge of exclusion are now thriving, have high aspirations and are looking forward to their futures with a newfound sense of optimism.

Mr Sutton – Deputy Principal


Since Engage Trust’s ‘Worth It’ Programme has been working inside our school, they have built exceptional relationships based on care, respect and trust. Pupils on the programme have been excited every week to work with both Matt and Sarah. Thank you!

Mr Gain – Head of year 10


Engage Trust UK have worked with our school for two years now. The impact can be seen in the individuals around school. I would recommend Engage Trust UK to other schools due to the sheer number of young people who would benefit from additional mental and emotional well-being support.

Cheryl Lawrie – Wordsley School