An exciting year ahead for Social Sense

Firstly, we hope you all had a good festive break and we wish everyone a 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 is a great time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to future plans. 2016Continue reading “An exciting year ahead for Social Sense”

There’s more than one way to build resilience

By Gary Lovatt Working intensively with partners from Health, Crime and Education it’s hard to get through a meeting these days without the mention of needing to build ‘better resilience’ in young people. Indeed it’s refreshing that after years of apparent compartmentalisation of behaviours into different areas (alcohol, smoking, sexual activity, anti-social behaviour, self-harming etc)Continue reading “There’s more than one way to build resilience”

R U Different? wins coveted award

Social Sense’s R U Different? programme won the 2016 Social Marketing Campaign of the Year Award at the UK Public Sector Communications Awards. Held at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, the awards brought together talented agencies, providers and government bodies to celebrate UK campaigns that have generated social impact and behaviour change in 2016. OnContinue reading “R U Different? wins coveted award”

Seek Prevention not Treatment

By Grace Kelly It has been unavoidable in the news recently; from exam stress causing teen suicides to a report finding that more than 25% of young people referred to mental health services such as CAMHs are receiving no specialist help at all because cases are not deemed ‘serious’ enough. The simple fact is thatContinue reading “Seek Prevention not Treatment”

Could your young people benefit from our 2016/17 programme?

It’s that time of year for us when we are busy travelling up and down the country briefing local authorities and schools about our world leading social norms intervention programme, R U Different? Social norms is still widely accepted as being a successful early intervention tool across many different areas, including of course, health andContinue reading “Could your young people benefit from our 2016/17 programme?”

Youth Worker Support Required for Schools Project in Halton

We have been commissioned by Halton Borough Council Public Health (for the second year running) to deliver our R U Different? Programme in nine Secondary Schools within the Halton area in 2015-16. R U Different? is a social norms approach to positively tackling risky lifestyle choices by young people, and has been run in overContinue reading “Youth Worker Support Required for Schools Project in Halton”