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A childish panic about the next generation. Many of those fretting over the state of contemporary childhood, concerned that kids are passive, cooped up and sedentary, are motivated by nostalgia - sometimes even by snobbery.

By Helene Guldberg (Click to continue reading)
 
 
Prescriptions given to children for depression quadruples in decade. The number of prescriptions given to children aged under 16 for depression and other mental health diagnoses has quadrupled in a decade, according to official figures.
By Angela Hussain (Click here to continue reading)
 
Standing Without Shoes (Book)
Creating happiness, relieving depression, enhancing life. Standing Without Shoes has a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This popular Australian self-help book promotes a solution focused approach to improving wellbeing.  Helen Street and her co-author George Burns discuss the need to improve our understanding of our own path to happiness as a means to preventing and treating depression. (Click here to read a review of this book)
 

 

WISE outcomes. British WISE outcomes for your school

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British WISE outcomes are listed in the following table.  All of the outcomes are relevant to the Complete Package whereas outcomes specifically related to clinical vulnerability are relevant to the High Risk Package.  If there are other outcomes that you are particularly concerned with and have not seen written here, please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

 

 

For more information on each of our services, click HERE to go to our “WISE Services” page.

 

 

OUTCOME for your school

 

British WISE provides you with…

 

 

Complete Package (CP)

 

 

High Risk Package (HRP)

Valid and reliable data providing objective information about the mental health of ALL students within a school.

 

 

 

Specific information about the prevalence of depression in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about the prevalence of anxiety in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about the prevalence of conduct disorders in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about the prevalence of hyperactivity and inattention in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about the experience of being bullied in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about the prevalence of positive social behaviour in your school

 

 

 

Specific information about students perceptions of school enjoyment and peer relationships

 

 

 

Identification of students especially vulnerable to depression and/or anxiety

 

 

 

Identification of students especially vulnerable to conduct disorders

 

 

 

Identification of students especially vulnerable to being the victims of bullying

 

 

 

Identification of students especially vulnerable to hyperactivity and inattention

 

 

 

Vital information on the overall strengths and weaknesses across ALL students within a school.

 

 

 

Vital information on the overall strengths and weaknesses across different classes and subgroups within a school.

 

 

Staff who are happy to have spent no more than 2.5 hours completing questionnaires for an entire class. 

 

 

 

A full statistical analysis contained in a clear, comprehensive report exploring wellbeing and mental health within the school.

 

 

 

A detailed discussion of the implications of findings.

 

 

 

 

Recommendations for building on strengths and reducing weaknesses identified. 

 

 

Data stemming from measures which have been extensively researched and examined in peer-reviewed European, American and Australian journals. 

 

 

Information that will be vital for the progression and development of good schooling.

 

 

 

Information that provides hard-working teachers with reliable and validating feedback.

 

 

 

Findings that can be used in grant applications developed to secure funding for school based health promotion programs and interventions.