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”

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.

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!”

‘Mirror mirror on the wall’ who will be our enterprise winner overall?

The next campaigns to reach the National Finals have now been decided on and come from schools in the Midlands and South East. The first campaign comes from year 9 students at Dormston School in Dudley, who created their ‘Mirror Mirror…’ poster using a realistic wall design, mirror frame and real mirror inserts. They hopeContinue reading “‘Mirror mirror on the wall’ who will be our enterprise winner overall?”

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!”

Healthy Selfie Campaign is a Winner for Ridgewood

Enterprising students at Ridgewood High School have won a national competition and £500 worth of high street vouchers. The Stourbridge school’s ‘Healthy Selfie’ campaign beat finalists from Salford, Swindon and Buckinghamshire to take first prize in the inaugural health promotion competition. Nine Dudley schools took part in The R U Different? ( programme, which promotesContinue reading “Healthy Selfie Campaign is a Winner for Ridgewood”

R U Different? Enterprise Awards 2014

From Breakfast Selfies to Reverse Graffiti smoking campaigns, Young People have taken the Social Norms approach to unprecedented and outrageously new levels this year. They have inspired each other by flying the ‘flag of truth’ all across the UK in a bid to challenge perceptions and empower others with the more positive reality. These awardsContinue reading “R U Different? Enterprise Awards 2014”

Smoking and Drinking Behaviours are Improving

With 207,000 11-15 year olds estimated to take up smoking and around 80% of under 18 smokers continuing to smoke throughout adulthood, helping young people to better understand risks and norms continues to be an important marker in terms of risk taking and health.