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”

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”

Changing Young Lives Using Mindfulness and Therapeutic Life Coaching

Changing Young Lives Using Mindfulness and Therapeutic Life Coaching The Emotional Health and Wellbeing of our young people remains our greatest challenge. Exam targets, conformity pressures and the 24/7 spotlight of social media are just some of the reasons cited for the rises in anxiety, depression and unhappiness we are seeing in our surveys.

Mindfulness – the next part of our journey

Over the past 6 years we have been working with young people on programmes designed to challenge perceptions, create informed choices and build resilience. Identifying and tackling Social Norms can make a measurable difference in terms of reducing risk taking behaviour among teenagers and adolescents. Understanding peer behaviour has enabled us to measurably tackle drinking,Continue reading “Mindfulness – the next part of our journey”

We’re Changing Young Lives for the Better! Come & find out how!

Investment in Early Intervention and Prevention strategies can change lives and lead to incredible physical, emotional and financial benefits. We’re therefore delighted that over 100,000 young people are benefitting from an approach that is changing attitudes and perceptions for the better, which in turn is leading to healthier lifestyle choices for young people. Social SenseContinue reading “We’re Changing Young Lives for the Better! Come & find out how!”

Young People Must Lead the Change

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 yearsContinue reading “Young People Must Lead the Change”