How we create impact and build evidence

There is a compelling body of evidence within the industry proving that Mindfulness has a direct impact on wellbeing. To view our resources click here

Our Mindful Me programmes are pushing the boundaries of evidence gathering further by examining how these impacts can benefit both young people and commissioners both immediately and over time.

Here’s what we measure:

  • Mood before and after sessions
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing indicators using a range of accredited scales including: Office of National Statistics Personal Wellbeing, Core 5, Core 10 and the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS).
  • Additional behaviours including Self Harm and frequency
  • Qualitative feedback (focus groups / questionnaires etc) on how sessions may have directly changed / improved young lives

In Greater Manchester we are also piloting a combined Mindfulness and Social Action programme, harnessing both through the award winning CTZN app.

This programme will allow us to provide young people with timely notifications of techniques, connect them to local support services in real time (online and in the real world) and measure impacts at different levels of intervention against large control samples.

Working with academics, our aim is to translate these measurable impacts into actual Social Return on Investment (SROI) and therefore ‘benefits realised’ for commissioners.

For more information about evaluation, please contact us.  An example of our latest impacts can be viewed here.

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“Nine schools including one Pupil Referral Unit have taken part and the feedback has been tremendous from both students and staff. The session is very informative and a great introduction to some of the techniques. Students leave the session with the tools and knowledge to continue the practices in their home and personal lives.

We believe that by giving pupils the tools to enhance their emotional health and wellbeing the programme is supporting them to build their resilience and positive emotional health in the long term”

Eileen O'Meara, Director of Public Health, Halton Borough Council

Mindful Me helps young people improve their emotional health and wellbeing through a range of interactive and fun activities and courses.
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