How can volunteering help your mental health?

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With it being national Volunteers week from 1-7th June, it is important to say that there’s good evidence that volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations they support. Read the rest of this entry »

Instagram – The Most Harmful App for Mental Health

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Instagram is the worst social media app for young people’s mental health, according to a new report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

RSPH and the Young Health Movement (YHM) have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health, including a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Sense partakes in Mindfulness World Record!

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Mindful Manchester…has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Manchester is widely known as the city of innovation and creativity, so it is no surprise that the Guinness World Record attempt for the most number of people practising mindfulness at once took place in Manchester last weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Children and Young People’s Mental Health — The Role of Education

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As the pressures on our children and young people are ever-increasing, their mental health and emotional well being has never been more at risk. Read the rest of this entry »

What does the General Election mean for Mental Health?

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Ahead of the snap general election, we want all political parties to commit to investing in additional and sustained funding for mental health services; both for adults and young people. This should also involve a significant improvement in funding and support for early intervention programmes in schools and colleges. Read the rest of this entry »

Empowering 5,000 teenagers to take control of their emotional health and wellbeing

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mindful-meOver a year ago, we created Mindful Me as a response to the growing reports of anxiety and self-harm rates that young people were telling us in surveys1 ran through our R U Different? programme. Read the rest of this entry »

An exciting year ahead for Social Sense

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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.

2016 was great for us; an office relocation, new website launch, award win and the team doubling in size are amongst some of our achievements.

This year is set to be an even busier one and we wanted to remind you about the fantastic programmes that we will be running across the UK: Read the rest of this entry »