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.
On announcing the award, Ex-TV Presenter and host Andy Crane said:
“The judges described this entry as unique and significant. This is a category demanding significant behavioural change and Social Sense were clever in their use of social media. They also provided great evidence”.
Managing Director of Social Sense, Gary Lovatt (pictured central), said the team were delighted with the recognition.
“We know this programme is delivering life changing impacts. We see it in the data, the letters from young people and now had it verified from independent evaluations.
To have your industry peers recognise our work however is a very special moment and one that will spur us on to push on in our future growth.”
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The UK Public Sector Communications Awards have revealed their shortlist for this year and the Social Sense team are very proud to have made the finals with our R U Different? programme.
The prestigious awards “celebrate and reward excellent communication strategies and campaigns, teams and individuals in local and national government, emergency services and not-for-profit bodies from across the UK”.
R U Different? is up against seven other nominees in the Social Marketing Campaign of The Year category.
The ceremony takes place on 14 July at the Emirates Stadium in London and the whole team are very excited!
You can view the full shortlist here.
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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 that the numbers of young people suffering from crippling conditions like anxiety and depression is growing, with teen self-harm and suicide also on the increase; and mental health services simply cannot cope. Read the rest of this entry »
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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 and wellbeing, especially that of teenagers whom we know are very much influenced by their peers.
A recent report by NESTA, cites social norms as “strong influencers of behaviour” and this is exactly why we use this to work with the young people themselves to create exciting campaigns. Read the rest of this entry »
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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 Sense is launching a series of events in February and March 2015 and this is your invitation to come along to find out ‘what works’ when it comes to engaging young people. Read the rest of this entry »
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We are very excited to have launched our brand new website for our world leading social norms programme R U Different? which has gone live today.
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We’re often asked – when is the best time to start exploring options for bringing R U Different? into our local authority or school? We’ve reached that time of the year when the answer is ‘now’.
Merthyr Tydfil, Walthamstow, Brentwood, Fife, Margate, Rochdale and Newcastle – just some of the places where we’re not!
But with your help perhaps we could be… Read the rest of this entry »
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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 »
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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 »
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