Mindful Me concludes a successful project in Birmingham!

Social Sense has recently concluded a successful 12 months pilot project with local secondary schools in Birmingham, addressing emotional health and wellbeing needs. The Big Lottery Fund provided funding to commission Social Sense’s Mindful Me Programme across 3 secondary schools in Birmingham and Dudley, including one with alternative provision, during the academic year 2016/17.

Blue Monday isn’t the only day depression can strike. Here’s how to cope:

Today, 15th January, is Blue Monday, a term created by the psychologist Cliff Arnall in 2005 after a publicist at a British holiday company persuaded him to create a “scientific formula” to find out “the most depressing day of the year”. He took into account weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing in our newContinue reading “Blue Monday isn’t the only day depression can strike. Here’s how to cope:”

Social Sense – Reflecting on 2017 and early plans for 2018!

Dear Colleagues, Firstly, I hope you had a good festive break and wish you a very Happy New Year. It’s easy to feel gloomy in January now Christmas is over and it’s back to pre-sunrise alarm calls, but it’s also a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the future.Continue reading “Social Sense – Reflecting on 2017 and early plans for 2018!”

Social Sense’s Mindful Me commissioned by Kent Police Crime and Commissioner

Social Sense can announce that the Mindful Me programme has been commissioned in Kent as part of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Kent Fund. The delivery of Mindful Me will offer young people in Kent and Medway the opportunity to build character, resilience and strong mental wellbeing via direct delivery and digitalContinue reading “Social Sense’s Mindful Me commissioned by Kent Police Crime and Commissioner”

Change Up recommissioned in Salford for the 17/18 school year

On the back of a successful  pilot in Salford and a recent award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards, Salford CCG has recommissioned Social Sense’s Change Up programme for an extended larger study. The project aims to promote healthy (non-violent) relationships amongst teenagers in the Salford area using Social Sense’s evidence based social normsContinue reading “Change Up recommissioned in Salford for the 17/18 school year”

Social Sense nominated for two awards at the Heart of Salford Awards 2017!

Social Sense are happy to announce that they have been nominated for two awards at Salford CVS’ Heart of Salford Awards including the Social Enterprise Award 2017. This award is for social enterprises that are fulfilling their social mission and adding value to the city of Salford.

Job Vacancy – Business Development Manager

Job Description Job Title:                     Business Development Manager Location:                     Flexible – North West Hours:                         37 hours per week Salary:                         £ Neg. Responsible to:           Managing Director

How Random Acts of Kindness can help with your Physical & Mental Health

It is World Kindness Day 2017 today, so it is important to look at the benefits of being kind and doing random acts of kindness can have on a person’s physical and mental health. Did you know that random acts of kindness not only make us feel more connected to each other but can alsoContinue reading “How Random Acts of Kindness can help with your Physical & Mental Health”

Does ‘coming out’ improve LGBT+ people’s mental health?

Unfortunately, even in 2017, most LGBT people are not completely transparent about their sexuality in every setting in their lives. This is disappointing but unsurprising with attacks on LGBT+ people surge almost 80% in UK over last four years. With the majority of LGBT+ people not completely open and LGBT+ youths four times more likelyContinue reading “Does ‘coming out’ improve LGBT+ people’s mental health?”