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The WISE project: Wellbeing in Secondary Education

The following people are involved with this project:

More about this project

The Wise project is a cluster randomised controlled trial focusing on the emotional health and wellbeing of secondary school staff and students. The study will provide school staff with a) support for their wellbeing via a peer support service, and b) training in supporting student wellbeing using the training package Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) For Schools and Colleges. We want to know if this is an effective way to

  • improve staff emotional health and wellbeing
  • improve student emotional health and wellbeing
  • reduce staff sickness absence
  • increase student attendance and attainment staff emotional health and wellbeing

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Project dates
01 Dec 2015 - 30 Apr 2019

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Project director(s):
Dr Judi Kidger
Project funder:
NIHR; Public Health England; Public Health Wales; Bristol City Council
Project collaborator(s):
Tamsin Ford (Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Exeter); Ricardo Araya Professor of Global Mental Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Simon Murphy (Professor in Public Health Improvement
Cardiff University); Rhiannon Evans (Research Fellow
Cardiff University)
Wise Study