What type of interventions do you deliver? Get in touch with us!
CORC are supporting the Blackpool Resilience Revolution as part of our work for The National Lottery Community Fund - HeadStart Programme. Blackpool are completing local evaluations on the interventions which have been delivered as part of their 5-year programme and are at a stage where the cost-benefit analysis is being conducted. They are hoping to engage with others across the CORC Network who may be delivering similar interventions, to help with a comparison into what is working and what a good sustainable approach to these interventions would be.
Therefore, we are asking you as part of the CORC Network to get in touch to find out more about this work if you deliver any of the following types of interventions:
Transition work with pupils in Year 6 moving into secondary schools.
Support to “Looked After Children” (called “Our Children” in Blackpool) who are at the risk of exclusion
Support to young people who have presented at A&E as Self Harming
Any work which involves art AND/OR animal care
More detail of the interventions:
Do you offer group or whole class support to young people who are getting ready for secondary school? Blackpool has small groups of 8 to 10 young people who work together for half a term to prepare for transitioning to Secondary School, in this group they also make resources for the benefit of other pupils in their wider class or to benefit the secondary school transition time. Tell us more…
Do you offer individual support to young people who are getting ready for secondary school? Blackpool supports young people for up to 12 months during the term just before and just after transitioning to Secondary School. A trusted adult meets with the young person every fortnight and helps with problem solving skills, liaison and confidence building. Tell us more…
Do you offer individual support to young people who are at risk of being excluded from school? Blackpool supports ‘Our Children’ - the name given to Blackpool’s looked after young people. The support is offered for up to 12 months, if schools identify that one of ‘Our Children’ is at risk of exclusion. A trusted adult meets with the young person about every fortnight and helps with problem solving skills, liaison and confidence building. Tell us more…
Do you offer individual support to young people who are self-harming? Blackpool supports young people who have visited A&E in the evening because of self harm. The support is offered for up to 8 weeks. A trusted adult meets with the young person weekly to help support them. Tell us more…
Do you offer group or whole class support to young people that involves art and/or animal care? Blackpool has small groups of up to 10 young people who are supported with a blend of equine and art therapies for 12 weeks to help young people with managing emotions and communicating effectively. Tell us more…
If you are interested in sharing and gaining learning on any of these types of interventions, Blackpool are keen to hear from you as soon as possible. Please email Sally Marriott, our CORC Regional Officer in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CORC has experience of evaluating large scale projects including HeadStart, set up by the National Lottery Community Fund, which aims to improve the mental wellbeing of 10-to 16-year olds by testing a wide range of interventions in schools and the community at six different pilot areas across the country.
School interventions include whole school, year group and class level support, such as education around what mental health is and what to do when experiencing a mental health problem. Other interventions, such as one-to-one counselling sessions, are for particular groups of young people e.g. those who are at higher risk of developing a mental health problem.
Six local authority led HeadStart partnerships in Blackpool, Cornwall, Hull, Kent, Newham and Wolverhampton are working with local young people, schools, families, charities, community and public services to make young people’s mental health and wellbeing everybody’s business.
EBPU is working with The National Lottery Community Fund and the HeadStart partnerships to collect and evaluate evidence about what does and doesn’t work locally to benefit young people now and in the future. Partners working with the Evidence Based Practice Unit on this evaluation include the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the University of Manchester.