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 »

Sky News Links To Us As Drinking Rates Fall

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Changing Drinking Attitudes Lead Dry Bar Demand

Over the weekend Sky News ran an interesting feature on Dry Bars and their emergence on the social scene.

Their piece reports that demand for the non-alcohol pub has been fuelled by a significant change in drinking attitudes.

Sky News contacted us tsky-news-logoo check if the reduction in adult drinking rates showed consistency with teenage drinking rates and kindly linked to our website in their piece. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Sense wins Police Youth Engagement contract

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GMPSocial Sense has been chosen as the preferred partner to support a Greater Manchester Police Youth Engagement initiative for the next 12 months.

Our organisation won the tender amongst strong competition to directly engage over 4000 Young People with the view of measurably improving perceptions and behaviours across a range of key areas. 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 »