Health Education England Innovation Pilot: ‘Staff Training Feedback ‘So What?’ Report’, Nottinghamshire, 2017.

“Thoroughly enjoyed it, I can see it benefitting me both personally and professionally.” “This is powerful stuff – thank you.”
Participants of the training.

This report shares the impact of a year-long innovation pilot funded by Health Education England around universal resilience building relating to Chapter 4 of Future in Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Improving our children & young people’s Mental Health.

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Health Education England Innovation Pilot: ‘Staff Training Feedback ‘So What?’ Report’, Nottinghamshire, 2017.

This report shares the impact of a year-long innovation pilot funded by Health Education England around universal resilience building relating to Chapter 4 of Future in Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Improving our children and young people’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The report summarises feedback from 25 separate training sessions in which 237 staff from a range of professions in schools and Early Help services in North Nottinghamshire were trained by Each Amazing Breath CIC to deliver Take Five. Also within the report is a ‘so what?’ section so that readers can get a sense of how the training and support provided by Each Amazing Breath CIC impacted Chapter 4 of Future in Mind.

The report finds that overall:

  • 96.7% of staff reported they were very satisfied or satisfied with the training received. No one indicated they were not satisfied with the sessions.
  • 96.9% of staff found the sessions somewhat or very useful in the professional context.
  • 92% of staff found the sessions somewhat or very useful in a personal context.
  • 99.6% of staff reported they would definitely or maybe recommend the training to their colleges (85.3% reported definitely)
  • 99.5% of staff reported they would definitely or maybe recommend this training to their colleagues.
  • 100.0% of Early Help staff reported they would definitely or maybe recommend this training to their colleagues.

It shares written feedback to the question: “what was the most helpful aspect of the training?”such as:

  • “Having someone who has used it personally to train us rather than just a theorist.”
  • “Combining the theory with the practical activities – which helped the understanding of the process.”
  • “To use the techniques myself, before going into work with a family, so as not to impose my own stresses on them.”
  • “Learning ways to put it into practice with families.”
  • “How it can help, how it links to trauma.”
  • “Knowing that it is something that is a transferable skill – very helpful.”

Impact through Film.

The report also shares links to an impressive array of short films which share the opinions and views of the teachers, staff (including family support workers, care, play and learning workers) and children who have been impacted by Take Five trainings in North Nottinghamshire. For access to these films, please click to download the full report and the links can be found on page 30-33. Or click here to see an example of films here.

Reach of Impact.

Not only this, the report shares that over the 12 months of the innovation pilot of training and support provided by Each Amazing Breath CIC, Take Five has become part of the daily lives of:

  • 1750 children and young people aged 3-17 years
  • 160 young people who have been trained as Take Five Leaders/Ambassadors

The training has been designed so that the schools and Services involved have the skills to continue to impact this number of children year on year, and thus by 2022 the training is likely to impact over 4750 children in North Nottinghamshire.

In summary the report finds that training is enjoyed and useful to participants in a personal and professional context. The practical aspects of the training are valued and help consolidate the participants learning; giving them a personal, felt experience which they themselves can take into their work life and impact the children they diligently support. It also shows the potential of reach of impact when we can work in an integrated manner across various public bodies and sectors in a locality.

To read the full report click here.

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