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

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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 likely to kill themselves than their heterosexual counterparts, this must be having a distressing impact on their mental health. With it being #NationalComingOutDay today, I thought it important to look at the correlation between ‘coming out’ or not coming out and mental health.


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Social Sense’s ‘Change Up’ programme wins coveted award at the UK Public Sector Awards 2017!

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Social Sense’s Change Up programme has won the Social Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the 2017 UK Public Sector Communications Awards.


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Exam Results – the strain on young people’s mental health!

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With A-level results day taking place last week across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and GCSE results day today, there may be some of you who are well on your way to pursuing whatever you wish to in the future. However, for others, you may find yourselves rethinking those plans that you had in mind. Whatever situation you find yourself in, it always helps to take some time out and reflect on your future goals.

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Meet Mindful Me’s Practitioners: Sally Wilkinson

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With the Mindful Me Programme finishing another successful school year of providing Mindfulness and Fusion Therapeutic Life Coaching to both pupils and staff, it is important to reflect on an important part of the journey… the practitioners.

Social Sense has decided that over the next few weeks to sit down and chat with the Mindful Me practitioners, learning more about their interest in Mindfulness and their journey to becoming a Mindful Me practitioner.

Currently, Social Sense has around 15 Mindfulness practitioners in its network, ranging across the country.

With this in mind, what a better way to start than with the Lead Practitioner Sally Wilkinson.


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Social Sense Awarded 4-Year Kent Mindfulness Contract!

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Social Sense has won a competitive tender to deliver Mindfulness Training across 9 districts in Kent over 4 years.

Working in partnership with leading Mindfulness trainer Geraldine Thomas from Mindflow, the contract will see around 1300 school teachers, early help, health, and youth workers being trained to Awareness level with almost 150 moving to Intensive and Train the Trainer levels.


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Social Sense chosen to lead Healthy Growth and Wellbeing Consultation!

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Social Sense has been chosen to lead an exciting new consultation which will give children and young people more influence on shaping future health services in Manchester.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), supported by Health Education England working in the North West (HEE NW), has commissioned Social Sense to lead a consultation relating to CHAMP, an established Children’s Health and Monitoring Programme based in Manchester.

Social Sense will be working closely with the University of Salford, who will be supporting the project design and independent evaluation of the 12-month project.

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

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Social Sense’s Change UP programme has been nominated for the 2017 Social Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards.

“Change Up;” a pilot social norms project Commissioned by the Salford CCG ‘Joint Health and Wellbeing Innovation Fund’. aiming to promote healthy (non-violent) relationships amongst teenagers in the area. The aim of this peer to peer project was to educate young people about the true norms surrounding healthy relationships and inspire them to display and promote resilience-building values.

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