We are looking for SEN and mainstream secondary schools to be a part of a project to help test an app around well-being and self-management!
What is Power Up?
- An app that aims to empower young people to take an active role in decision making, and to promote agency and wellbeing
- Originally developed for use within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), now to be tested by young people aged 16 to 18 in schools and colleges
- Developed with feedback and input from young people
What is Power Up+?
- An app aims that aims to support young people with learning difficulties to take an active role in decisions about their care, and to ensure their needs are heard.
- Designed to be used by young people in school and at home, independently or with support from parents, carers and staff in school.
- Developed with feedback and input from young people with special educational needs, parents and carers, and Learning Disability clinicians within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Who can get involved?
- Special educational schools (ages 10-25) within the UK
- Mainstream sixth form School/Colleges within the UK
What is involved?
- Pupils within the school will be invited to take part.
- Teachers will carry out questionnaires with the young people taking part and download the app together. In special educational needs schools, parents will also complete questionnaires.
- Classes will be randomised to use the app or not for 12 weeks.
- After 12 weeks questionnaires will be carried out again.
- Those that are randomised not to receive the app will be given the chance to use it after the study.
What are the benefits?
- Opportunity for schools and students to be a part of testing an app around well-being and self-management
- Encouragement to develop confidence in talking about mental health and well-being
Who to contact?
- Chloe Edridge: 020 7433 6191 (EXT 2391)