We are proud to have worked with many inspiring organisations from a range of sectors across the UK. Here is a sample from some notable recent projects.
We have developed a number of large scale social impact programmes to prevent mental health problems in children and young people, through both direct interventions and workforce development to increase the capacity and capability of the children’s workforce. We have collaborated on targeted interventions for young people at risk of developing mental health problems, becoming NEET and commiting crime.
Below are details of just some of the organisations we have partnered with, and the projects we have collaborated on.
This example explores the impact of our Wellbeing and Resilience Workshops with children at Caldecote Primary in Leicester City.
Ths school had a mini programme of workshops based on developing the HERO resources of hope, self-efficacy, resilience and optimism. Read about the impact and feedback from the school below.
In collaboration with Worth-it since 2017, Lutterworth High has been developing and embedding a school-wide approach to resilience and positive mental health. With the help of our consultancy, training, and evaluation, Lutterworth High has restructured their student support services, up skilled pastoral staff, and the wider staff team, and embedded strategies for resilience through policy, processes, and the curriculum. A shared understanding and consistent, evidence-based approach to mental wellbeing has been developed across the school.
The City of York Council commissioned Worth-it Positive Education CIC to work in partnership with the School Wellbeing Service to develop a peer support programme, to provide young person led early intervention and prevention within different settings including schools and colleges.
This project was known as Mental Health Champions (MHC) and was developed and delivered in schools across York.
In 2018, Worth-it Positive Education CIC was commissioned to develop and deliver a train the trainer programme of our Wellbeing Ambassadors Programme in partnership with Bedford Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and local schools. Key members of staff, such as CAMHS school link and early help team from the local authority, were trained to train peer mentors within schools.
In 2017, Carla Lawes, the Assistant Head and Mental Health Lead at the Leicester City based Alderman Richard Hallam Primary attended one of Worth-it's training programmes which has since evolved into our Wellbeing Club. Since then, Alderman Richard Hallam have consistently built and embedded their whole school approach to positive mental health and wellbeing. Improving attainment, attendance and behaviour as well as improving staff wellbeing and teacher retention.
Our Managing Director Liz Robson-Kelly caught up with Carla to talk about their journey and to share some advice.
Rainey Endowed School is a secondary school based in Northern Ireland. Our Wellbeing Ambassadors programme was delivered in house by Programme Lead Kim Carr. This interview was conducted several months later after the programme had been running through the Covid19 pandemic.
In 2017, the Leicester based Odyssey Educational Trust set out to integrate wellbeing and resilience into their junior and infant schools. Their aim, to develop the mental health of their staff and pupils. Since then, by implementing focussed policies and projects, the trust has successfully embedded wellbeing and resilience into their ethos, culture and curriculum.
In partnership with Loughborough College, Worth-it worked with several schools in Leicstershire to provide early prevention as part of the Bridge to Work scheme. The programme targeted young people at risk of disengaging in education and becoming NEET with poor mental wellbeing, lacking in confidence, motivation and resilience. We delivered our FIRST programme in Limehurst Academy, De Lisle College and Wreake Valley Academy.
Loughborough College’s Bridge to Work programme led to the college being named winner of The Association of Colleges (AoC) 2013 Beacon Award for College/School Partnerships.
As part of the Access to Work Trailblazer in Leicester City, we were commissioned for two years to provide group work programmes for unemployed young people supporting them build resilience, confidence, communication and employability skills and move closer to being work ready including a number of young people successfully gaining employment.
We delivered 1-to-1 coaching to 21 young people in Charnwood, Leicestershire, providing targeted wellbeing support in schools and the community to young people struggling with poor mental health and wellbeing. The support helped them to engage more in school and access support for their mental health
Funded by Charnwood Borough Council and NW Leicestershire District Council early help grant, we provided a programme of six 1-to-1 coaching sessions for young carers aged 13-19. These focusses on their confidence, responsibilities, communication and expressing their feelings. We delivered 45 coaching sessions to 15 young carers, resulting in decreased symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety as well as improved positive behaviour.
Funded by West Leicestershire CCG, we ran our First programme for young people in the communities of Charnwood and NW Leicestershire. An emotional wellbeing programme for young people, we delivered our FIRST programme 6 times between 2014 and 2016, supporting 60 young people who were struggling with poor emotional health and wellbeing.
As part of the Calderdale Wellbeing Project, Worth-it delivered multi school training to increase capacity within schools to improve mental wellbeing and prevent mental health problems. We also intensively supported several Calderdale secondary schools develop whole school wellbeing.
In partnership with Leicestershire County Council Public Health and Leicestershire Healthy Schools, we delivered our workforce development training to the children and young people’s tier 1 workforce for three years. The training increased the workforce’s capacity to improve the wellbeing and resilience of children and young people across Leicestershire.
In partnership with the Prince's Trust and as part of the Big Lottery Funded Talent Match programme, Worth-it delivered group and one-to-one coaching interventions to remove barriers to work and improve the resilience, confidence and motivation of NEET 16-25 year old’s in NW Leicestershire
With the aim of preventing and diverting young people from offending, reducing crime and anti-social behavior (ASB), the objective of Worth-it’s commission was to help young people to change their thinking and behavior and to positively impact on the home environment, creating whole family change.
Worth-it worked in partnership with youth work organisation Go-Getta CIC through the Leicestershire PCC Grant 2015/16-2016/17 for interventions that pro-actively reduce anti-social behaviour in designated locations in Charnwood.
The Oval Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust of five small rural primary schools in North West Leicestershire. Funded by Leicestershire County Council’s Shires grant, Worth-it provided training and support to develop a trust wide approach to developing sustainable wellbeing that positively impacts the family and community.
Worth-it worked in partnership with Kingswood Inspiring Learning to provide resilience training for the children's workforce. The residential training sessions provided dynamic active learning, developing resilience through a combination of outdoor pursuit activities and psychological resilience training.
In partnership with Form the Future, a company that increases employment opportunities for young people and prevents young people becoming NEET, Worth-it provided a mix of face-to-face and online training in mentoring skills and how to build resilience in young people to all business mentors. This was part of Form the Future’s school mentoring scheme which ran for two years, until the project ended.
Working in partnership with Kids Inspire between 2016 and 2019, we provided a group work personal development coaching programme that provided practical early prevention for mental health problems. We trained a group of Kids Inspire Coaches to run our FIRST coaching programme for young people in central Essex.
Funded by West Leicestershire CCG and as part of the Future in mind transformation plan, Worth-it lead a programme that helped build a whole school approach to resilience for 20 schools in Leicestershire and Leicester City. The project involved: training for teachers, a child voice survey and focus groups, and a toolkit of resources for schools.
Worth-it provided training in ‘Coaching for Resilience’ to a national team of support staff from P3. This provided the team with skills that allows them to use a coaching approach to build service user resilience and help prevent them becoming homeless.
We provided a student teacher wellbeing workshop to Early Years and Primary stage student teachers during the preparing for the NQT year conference. This session introduced them to strategies to support their own wellbeing as they started their career in teaching.
As part of an innovative coaching programme for young people in care and with a range of risk factors, Worth-it trained the Essex early prevention team at The Children’s Society in our coaching at risk young people training. This was part of their 'Inside Out' Coaching programme.
As part of an event funded by the Learning South Leicestershire Secondary Headteacher forum, each South Leicestershire Secondary school brought their year 10 pupils to celebrate Physical and Mental Health and Wellbeing. During this event, Worth-it worked with Leicestershire Nutrition and Diet Service and the Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership to provide workshops on mental wellbeing and resilience.
In partnership with CLCH Academy providing a bespoke programme of workshops to Public Health Nurses and Health Visitors to help them develop strengths based strategies for wellbeing. The aim of these sessions is to support front line practitioners gain strategies to effectively manage wellbeing using applied Positive Psychology Interventions.
We provide annual workshops to student teachers on the University of Nottingham PGCE program, supporting them gain strategies to develop their own wellbeing as well as support pupil wellbeing with classroom strategies for both primary and secondary stages.
In partnership with Stoke City Council YOT we delivered our Wellbeing Ambassadors programme in two secondary schools. The project empowered groups of students to lead peer-to-peer support projects that built school belonging and connection to provide early crime prevention to vulnerable young people in the community.
We are currently working in partnership with Warwickshire Young Carers to provide a group work personal development programme that supports the mental wellbeing and resilience of young carers. We are training Warwickshire Young Carers support workers to deliver our FIRST targeted early prevention programme over the next 3 years.