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 https://www.viacharacter.org 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

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 Steps for Developing Wellbeing in Your School

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 people are more likely … 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

Worth-it commissioned to deliver school resilience programme

Developing Whole School Resilience We’re delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups to deliver our whole school early intervention programme. The School Resilience Programme in 20 schools both primay and secondary across Leicester City and Leicestershire. The local LLR Future in Mind Transformational plan as agreed by NHS England in 2015 aims to prevent mental illness from developing … Read More

The benefits of applying character strengths in schools

The benefits of applying character strengths in schools Every person has a combination of 24 character strengths and if developed correctly can have a significant positive impact on their lives. Research has shown that using your character strengths can help to protect against, manage and overcome problems, improve relationships and enhance health, & well-being. Character strengths can be nurtured and … Read More

Character Education for Positive Mental Health

Character Education in Primary Schools Character education in primary schools is about helping children to understand what is morally important in certain situations and to act for the right reasons. There is an emphasis on the need to decide what kind of person they wish to become, learn to choose between alternative courses of action or to find new ones. … Read More