Our story

Worth-it is dedicated to preventing mental health problems through developing positive mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

Our story

Worth-it is dedicated to preventing mental health problems through promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

We know this is a big aim and what started out as direct work with children and young people has now grown into us specialising in a range of services, that enable us to support sustainable approaches to the promotion of positive mental health and wellbeing through applied practice.

Worth-it was founded to apply evidence-based approaches of positive psychology and coaching psychology. Our aim is to create real change and prevent mental health problems for children and young people. This developed into our innovative approach to early prevention, through improving wellbeing, building strategies for resilience and developing positive mental health.

Our history

Worth-it Positive Education CIC was established in 2018 to develop and deliver prevention programmes working directly with young people and indirectly by training professionals that work with children and young people.

Through collaboration positive psychology and coaching psychology approaches with young people and listening to their challenges, we created and delivered engaging interventions that met their needs and resulted in many positive outcomes that contribute to the prevention of mental health problems.

Worth-it has successfully worked with over 250 schools, over 5000 children and young people through its early prevention programmes and intervention packages of support. We have trained over 2500 teachers, school leaders and practitioners that support children and young people.

The development of Worth-it’s unique approach, led to us providing training and development opportunities for schools and the children and young people’s workforce. We created a range of training and support options for practitioners to develop skills to support children and young people in our approach to early prevention.

Our focus

To maximise our social impact, we developed our primary offer to work in partnership and support commissioners, schools, organisations and practitioners to apply sustainable approaches to improving mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.

Our focus is on;

  • Providing prevention programme development for commissioners and children’s organisations; including workforce development training, tailored prevention programmes, and toolkits and resources to develop positive mental health, wellbeing and resilience in children and young people.
  • Delivering training and workshops in our established approach to developing mental wellbeing and resilience in children, young people and schools.
  • Working with schools to develop whole-school approaches to wellbeing and positive mental health.

Our track record

We are proud to have indirectly improved the wellbeing, mental health and resilience of thousands of children and young people in the UK. We have achieved this through;

  • Training over 2,500 practitioners to support children and young people to develop resilience, emotional health and mental wellbeing.
  • Worked directly with over 5000 children and young people who have attended our workshops, programmes and coaching interventions.
  • Working with over 250 schools, providing senior mental health lead training, staff training and CPD, and targeted interventions for children and young people.
  • Developing and delivering a ground-breaking whole school approach to mental health using our underpinning evidence base of positive education.
  • Partnering with several local authorities and health commissioners to develop bespoke early intervention train-the-trainer programmes, with resource toolkits.