Education and PSHE

It’s the ‘why’ that inspires ‘what’ we do

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The summer gives us all a great opportunity to reflect on what we need do over the next 12 months.

However, how many of us really take the time to stop and think about why we are going to do it?

Today I thought I’d share with you Social Sense’s ‘7 Big Why’s’ – i.e. the reasons we set up programmes like R U Different? to positively disrupt and improve the lives of thousands.

It is after all, the ‘why’s’ that inspire us all to do ‘what’ we do. Read the rest of this entry »

Young People Must Lead the Change

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Viv Bennett, the Department of Health’s Director of Nursing, recently posted a great blog on how consulting with young people makes for more effective Public Health messages.

Titled “Nothing about us without us”, she comments on how “listening to children and young people is core to PHE and Department of Health values”. For 5 years now that is exactly what we have been doing with our R U Different? programme which uncovers real attitudes and perceptions of young people on numerous topics including tobacco, alcohol, sex & relationships and drugs. Schools can then use this information as a framework for PHSE lessons whilst ticking all important Ofsted boxes. Read the rest of this entry »

Would you like to work with us?

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With the academic year end in sight, our team are already making their plans for September.

If you are a Local Authority, School, Charity or Individual looking to achieve positive and measurable impact by working with young people we’d love to hear from you. Read the rest of this entry »

R U Different? 6 Reasons Why We Are…

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It might now be that time when you are thinking about how your School or Local Authority might deliver it’s PSHE or Health objectives next term.

Finding the right delivery partner to positively impact the lives of Young People however can be tricky, so we’ll start by looking at a few of the things we can support you with that others often overlook. Read the rest of this entry »

New Interventions – Enterprise Days and Parent Apps’

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New Interventions – Enterprise Days and Parent Apps’

Now in its fifth year, the R U Different? programme has now engaged with over 100,000 Young People in all different parts of the UK.

During that time we have learned that changing perceptions can positively and measurably affect behaviours. We’ve also seen in our ‘control’ schools, that delivering just a survey will result in comparatively negative shifts in both areas.

So how do you measurably improve perceptions and therefore risk taking behaviours? Read the rest of this entry »

Your FREE Social Norms Resource Guide!

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The Social Norms approach is now being widely embraced throughout the UK and World to provide a celebration of positive messaging, which can improve the decision making of young people in relation to risk taking and criminal behaviours. Read the rest of this entry »

Stop Shouting! There’s a Better Way

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Those of you who work directly with young people will know that the direct approach rarely works.  You can tell a teenager till you’re blue in the face that risk taking behaviours are a very bad idea, but he won’t hear you, even while he nods and smiles. Read the rest of this entry »