Power Up

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 
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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?