Introducing Nadia Miller

Due the continued growth and success of our Mindful Me programme, Social Sense is excited to welcomed Nadia Miller to its ever-growing team. Nadia will lead the training and development of our Mindfulness courses in schools and workplaces across the North West. We sat down with Nadia to find out more about her. Welcome toContinue reading “Introducing Nadia Miller”

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

Over 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.

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”