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”

24 hours left to vote and it’s really close!

We have had an overwhelming response so far but there is still one more day to vote for your winner in the R U Different? Enterprise Awards! There are a total of eight fantastic campaigns that have been nominated and it can be revealed that it’s extremely close between the top three, so your voteContinue reading “24 hours left to vote and it’s really close!”

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”

Roadshow Opens Up New Opportunities

Social Sense attracted over 150 visitors from throughout the UK to their recent national roadshows, where engaging positively and measurably with young people was top of the agenda. Delegates from local authorities, schools, public health groups and many more joined the team at venues in Manchester, Newcastle, London and Birmingham. Social Sense presented and discussedContinue reading “Roadshow Opens Up New Opportunities”

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!”

Exciting New R U Different? Website Launch

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. Not only does it have a fresh new look but it has been updated with the latest information for Local Authorities, Schools and even Parents.

The new PHE Marketing Strategy – our thoughts

The recently published PHE Marketing Strategy has received several nods of approval here at Social Sense. For years, our own positive, digital first approach has been battling against the same traditional, negative health scare campaigns or one-way messages from box tickers without consultation or any real evaluation.

Carrot 1 – Stick 0: Getting Past Teenagers’ Selective Hearing

We can’t resist giving ourselves a gentle pat on the back after having seen the recent blog post by Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health England National Director for Health & Wellbeing.