Revision of the VIA-Youth UK

Worth-it is excited to announce that we have been chosen as the VIA Institute’s UK partner for the revalidation of the VIA-Youth. We will be supporting UK schools to take part in the research study being conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University in the USA. For more information about VIA click About the VIA-Youth survey The VIA-Youth Survey of Character … Read More

Building Resilience in Young People

At Worth-it we have developed our own way of supporting young people to develop resilience. We apply this approach through a range of programmes, training’s and interventions. What is resilience? Resilience is essentially the successful adaptation in the presence of risk or adversity (Garmezy, 1986; Luthar, 2003; Olsson, Bond, Burns, Vella-Brodrick, & Sawyer, 2003). Resilience does not mean you are … Read More

Early Intervention Mental Health Programmes for Schools

Early Intervention Mental Health Programmes for Schools Recently the state of young people’s mental health problems has been referred to as a ticking time bomb.  In the UK 1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that is around three children in every class (Green, et al., 2005). This … Read More

Our Guide to Positive Psychology in Education

Here at Worth-it we know positive education and positive psychology have a vital role to play in helping children and young people flourish. However, if you’re still a bit unsure about what positive psychology is, and how it impacts and creates positive education, we thought we’d help you out! Positive Psychology is the empirical study of meaning, success, and wellbeing. There … Read More

Wellbeing Strategies for Schools

Through our extensive work supporting and collaborating with schools to improve mental health and wellbeing, we have developed a number of strategies and services that support schools. Schools are becoming increasingly aware of the need to develop wellbeing to tackle many pressing issues these include; Teacher stress Staff retention Exam stress Pupil achievement Attendance Attitudes to learning There are many … Read More

Peer Mentoring for Pupil Mental Health

Worth-it is excited to announce we have been collaborating with Bedford CAMHS and 6 secondary schools to deliver our school-based wellbeing peer mentoring programme, Wellbeing Ambassadors. The Wellbeing Ambassadors programme provides a unique opportunity to apply evidence-based techniques and strategies that improve wellbeing, through peer to peer support. The programme combines several highly effective approaches proven to improve the wellbeing … Read More

5 Ways to Develop a Whole School Approach to Wellbeing

Steps for developing whole school wellbeing Whole school approaches to developing wellbeing are recommended by the government as the most effective way of improving the mental health of your school. Improving the mental health of the whole school impacts not only on pupils but also on staff, parents and all stakeholders in your school community. Positive outcomes from whole school … Read More

Developing Wellbeing in Schools

Developing Wellbeing in Schools Over the past few years there has been a growing crisis within children’s and young people’s mental health. The most up to date national prevalence survey conducted in 2004 suggests that 1 in 10 children or young people have a diagnosable mental health disorder.  However, it is likely that mental health problems for children and young … Read More

New Government Plans for Mental Health Transformation

Government Transformation of Children’s Mental Health Recently Theresa May announced that the UK government will launch a major thematic review into Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), as part of their plans to increase the focus on mental health as a true “parity of esteem” with physical health. The new measures include that every secondary school will receive ‘mental health first aid’ … Read More