BeingMe Scotland is constantly developing. Follow our blog to keep up to date about what is going on, the latest research and advice on supporting well-being in teens.
APPA Scotland is constantly developing. Follow our blog to keep up to date about what is going on, the latest research and advice on supporting well-being in teens.
At university in the final year, I discuss with students the definition of well-being. It seems strange that such a basic topic as “being well” can be complicated. Of course, I am talking about Psychological well-being, the sense you may (or may not) have...read more
That our young people seem increasingly likely to have issues of anxiety, low self-esteem and depression have been widely discussed in the media and within academic circles (though whether there is a real rise is debated). News articles warn us of the perils of social...read more
Mental Health “Ticking Time Bomb”, Teenage Stress and Digital Assessment of Resilience in Young Adults
It was Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 in the UK last week. What became apparent for us at Appa Scotland was the issue of the “ticking time bomb” of children and young adults suffering from high levels of stress and anxiety that may lead to greater mental health...read more
Resilience in children is impacted by many issues. BeingMe Scotland’s app, “BeingMe”, is designed to capture the issues before they happen as it provides pointers and coaching to children to make the right choices and speak to adults when needed. As schools across the...read more
Positive mental health, wellness and resilience in our younger generation – How can teachers measure this accurately? Back in the 1990s, there was a general ambivalence towards the explosion of Psychology as a taught subject and about how students gravitated towards...read more
The Scottish Government’s SHANARRI Framework : “Feelings” or Measurable Indicators? The Scottish Government introduced Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) as the vehicle for achieving its social policy framework. GIRFEC is a national approach which is relevant...read more