Anti-Bullying Campaign Takes First Prize

Students at Ellesmere Park High School in Salford have won First Prize in our national R U Different? Enterprise Awards and received £500 of high street vouchers between them.

24 hours left to vote and it’s really close!

We have had an overwhelming response so far but there is still one more day to vote for your winner in the R U Different? Enterprise Awards! There are a total of eight fantastic campaigns that have been nominated and it can be revealed that it’s extremely close between the top three, so your voteContinue reading “24 hours left to vote and it’s really close!”

Youth-led Health Promotion

Reading through the latest issue of Children & Young People Now, an article caught my eye. The ‘Skills for the job’ section talks about the need for youth organisations to “actively involve young people in developing policies for a healthy lifestyle”. So why is this important? Well as we know, for years, health education inContinue reading “Youth-led Health Promotion”

The decision is yours!

The short listed entries for the Enterprise Awards 2015 have been revealed and we now need you to decide on the winner! We have compiled a short video to remind you of the fantastic campaigns from year 9 students across the UK. Voting will be open for a fortnight and the winners announced shortly afterContinue reading “The decision is yours!”

Young People Wow Us Once Again!

The final week of term is upon us and what a fantastically successful year it has been for R U Different? 2014-15 has been the biggest year for us to date with many new schools across the UK and Denmark taking part in the programme. After their introduction in the last academic year, our enterpriseContinue reading “Young People Wow Us Once Again!”

Social Norms Specialist Joins the Team

Social Sense is delighted to welcome Kevin Stoodley to it’s ever expanding team, joining as a full time Programme Developer. A big advocate of Social Norms, Kevin has a wealth of experience in applying Social Norms work in the field and working with a team of academics to develop techniques around focus group research, testContinue reading “Social Norms Specialist Joins the Team”

Mindfulness – the next part of our journey

Over the past 6 years we have been working with young people on programmes designed to challenge perceptions, create informed choices and build resilience. Identifying and tackling Social Norms can make a measurable difference in terms of reducing risk taking behaviour among teenagers and adolescents. Understanding peer behaviour has enabled us to measurably tackle drinking,Continue reading “Mindfulness – the next part of our journey”

Roadshow Opens Up New Opportunities

Social Sense attracted over 150 visitors from throughout the UK to their recent national roadshows, where engaging positively and measurably with young people was top of the agenda. Delegates from local authorities, schools, public health groups and many more joined the team at venues in Manchester, Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Social Sense presented and discussedContinue reading “Roadshow Opens Up New Opportunities”

We’re Changing Young Lives for the Better! Come & find out how!

Investment in Early Intervention and Prevention strategies can change lives and lead to incredible physical, emotional and financial benefits. We’re therefore delighted that over 100,000 young people are benefitting from an approach that is changing attitudes and perceptions for the better, which in turn is leading to healthier lifestyle choices for young people. Social SenseContinue reading “We’re Changing Young Lives for the Better! Come & find out how!”