With Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your school activities on this year’s topic ‘Growing Together’.
Here at BounceTogether, we’ve put together a list of our top wellbeing surveys that we believe will help you to gain richer insights into your children’s current wellbeing and also provide an opportunity to start a classroom conversation on some of the key topics around mental health.
And, if you’re not yet a BounceTogether customer, fear not! Many of our surveys are available to download for free in paper format. So, whilst you won't benefit from the amazing features on our platform (instant reporting, segmentation of key demographics and presentation-ready results at the touch of a button) you can still use the surveys to ignite conversations throughout the week.
Here’s a run-down of our top 5 wellbeing surveys:
The Stirling Children’s Wellbeing Scale
As one of our most popular downloads, this survey is a fantastic all-rounder. It gives great general insights into your school's wellbeing and is the perfect survey to benchmark your community and to start classroom conversations on wellbeing.
Perceived Stress Scale
This survey is one of our most popular for assessing stress and anxiety in children. Stress and anxiety are a major contributor to poor mental and physical health. By understanding our children's experience of stress, we can offer effective support and give them the tools to manage it.
Rosenburg Self-Esteem Scale
We know that low self-esteem is significantly related to depression, suicide ideation, victimisation, delinquency, eating disorders and low happiness. This survey assesses negative and positive feelings about the self and is an important element in the wellbeing measurement toolkit.
E-Safety & Social Media
With Safer Internet Day falling within Children’s Mental Health Week on Tuesday 8th March, and cyberbullying and attitudes to online becoming a significant contributing factor to a children’s wellbeing, we had to include our surveys on this topic. These surveys assess not only a child’s usage of the internet and social media platforms, but also their attitudes and behaviour whilst online – perfect for facilitating conversations around healthy online habits.
You might also want to read our top tips from our partner, Kidscape, on how to help children have happy and healthy online relationships.
Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire
In a recent Facebook poll with our Well Together partners at the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, we asked their Mental Health Lead Community what survey would be the most useful in assessing their school’s wellbeing. Overwhelmingly the answer was ‘Emotional Intelligence’.
The Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire is a short survey that covers emotional intelligence, perceptions of self, social and emotional competence.
So, there you have it. Our top 5 surveys we recommend you use throughout Children’s Mental Health Week and beyond!
Talk to us today about how you can run these surveys online and benefit from all the amazing features on our platform.