Change Up estimated to “Reduce Domestic Abuse by 10%” says University of Salford

University also estimates a £8.29 society benefit for every £1 spent on Social Sense’s Healthy Relationship project Social Sense has recently concluded a successful 12-month project with local secondary schools in Salford, promoting healthy relationships and tackling the misperceptions that exist around domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

It’s #InternationalVolunteerDay – How volunteering can improve your mental wellbeing?

Most people would agree that giving to others is a good thing, however it can also do a lot of good for your own mental wellbeing. Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community, can give you a sense of purpose, make you feel happier and moreContinue reading “It’s #InternationalVolunteerDay – How volunteering can improve your mental wellbeing?”

Changing Social Norms around carrying knives in Liverpool!

RiseUp CIC and Social Sense Community have secured Home Office funding for a pioneering social norms programme focused on knife crime with over 600 year 8 pupils in Liverpool. On the back of 150,000 young people participating with the programme and a recent award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards, the Home Office hasContinue reading “Changing Social Norms around carrying knives in Liverpool!”

Are you a mental health box-ticker or a changemaker?

By Gary Lovatt, Social Sense CEO I have mixed feelings about Mental Health Awareness day. For some management teams within schools and workplaces, the reaction will be to finally bring Dorothy in for that half day of Mindfulness or book a bunch of people on that Mental Health First Aid course (whether they like itContinue reading “Are you a mental health box-ticker or a changemaker?”

Social Sense secures funding for a ground-breaking Healthy Relationships project with young LGBTQ+ groups!

Social Sense Community has secured funding for a pioneering healthy relationship programme for young LGBTQ+ groups. On the back of a successful pilot in Salford and a recent award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards, the Big Lottery Fund has commissioned Social Sense’s Change Up programme for a pilot study on healthy relationships andContinue reading “Social Sense secures funding for a ground-breaking Healthy Relationships project with young LGBTQ+ groups!”

Social Sense shortlisted in the UK Public Sector Communications Awards for the third year running!

Social Sense’s Mindful Me programme has been nominated for the 2018 Social Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards. In partnership with Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Mindful Me provided emotional health and wellbeing support, advice and guidance to year 9 pupils in a total of 13 Salford schools and 4 youth groups.Continue reading “Social Sense shortlisted in the UK Public Sector Communications Awards for the third year running!”

Knowing BMI would influence lifestyle change in 9 out of 10 Young People!

87% of young people say that regular monitoring of their growth using BMI (Body Mass Index) centiles would help them to make more informed choices surrounding diet and lifestyle, a recent Manchester based study of over 1000 young people has found. In addition, approximately 3 out of 4 young people said that they would beContinue reading “Knowing BMI would influence lifestyle change in 9 out of 10 Young People!”

Social Sense concludes a successful 12 months project with local secondary schools and youth groups in Salford, addressing emotional health and wellbeing needs.

Salford Clinical Commissioning Group provided funding to commission Social Sense’s Mindful Me Programme across 12 secondary schools during 2017. The project also worked with 4 local youth groups. All year 9 pupils were invited to take part in 2 one-hour interactive workshops; an Introduction to Mindfulness followed by a Fusion® Mind Management Group Session. StaffContinue reading “Social Sense concludes a successful 12 months project with local secondary schools and youth groups in Salford, addressing emotional health and wellbeing needs.”

Social Sense achieves positive impacts in Halton with it’s Mindful Me programme

Social Sense recently concluded a successful 12 months project with local secondary schools in Halton, addressing emotional health and wellbeing needs. Halton Council commissioned Social Sense’s Mindful Me Programme across 7 secondary schools, during the academic year 2016/17. The programme officially commenced in November 2016.

#TimetoTalkDay2018

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk The number of people who are affected by mental health is rising. In 1990, 416 million people suffered from depression or anxiety worldwide – these numbers rose to 615 million in 2013 (World Health Organisation, 2016). Current figures state that each year in Britain an estimated one in four adults will experience at leastContinue reading “#TimetoTalkDay2018”