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Measure and improve individual and collective wellbeing

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The purpose of Flourishing at School is to provide preventative mental health assistance to students and staff in schools. The goal is to keep individuals well, assist to optimise wellbeing, and increase the likelihood that individuals will seek professional assistance if there is a need.

Researchers have found that almost half of all people are likely to develop a mental illness in their lifetime. However 75% of these people will have their first experience with a mental health problem before the age of 25.

Unfortunately, still only 18-34% of adolescents will seek help for mental health issues, even if they are experiencing high levels of psychological distress.

The consequences of mental illness on the community is profound. The World Health Organisation estimates by 2030 that unipolar depression will be the leading cause of the global disease burden by 2030. Data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that Australians spent an estimated $8 billion on mental health related services in 2013-14. The direct financial impact on Australian business is in the vicinity of $11 billion every year, largely due to absenteeism ($4.7 billion) and reduced productivity ($6.1 billion) from unwell workers still attempting to work.

The consequences of mental illness in a school context include: lower attendance, reduced academic performance, impaired psychosocial development, reduced likelihood for tertiary study, and difficulty entering the workforce.

Given the amount of time each day both students and staff spend at school, it is a logical place to assist individuals develop behaviours that will support good mental health at school, in the broader community, and beyond.

Introducing the Flourishing Profile

Rather than seeking to identify those who are distressed, or “at risk”, the Flourishing Profile (FP) survey uses a positive psychology approach to assess the degree to which individuals have developed the “pillars” of good mental health to stay well and optimise quality of life. The FP survey is a leading indicator of mental health, useful for proactive wellbeing interventions at both an individual and collective level. The approach is consistent with the NSW Department of Education Wellbeing Framework for Schools (2015) and the Geelong Grammar School Model for Positive Education (2013).

The FP survey was refined and validated in an Australian university study (Murdoch University) involving 15 schools and more than 7,500 students. More information about the reliability and validity of the survey can be found in the assessment manual. The online survey enables objective assessment of the success of wellbeing interventions and can also be used to benchmark wellbeing against normative samples. It is suitable for secondary students (ages 11-18+) and staff of all ages.

Flourishing at School is more than just a measurement tool. It is a complete solution for wellbeing improvement for students and staff. Find out more about the features included in the table below.

Flourishing at School

Features

 Staff
Module
Student
Module
Individuals Can:
Complete online survey
Revisit and finish a partially completed survey
Download PDF report
Access historical reports
Record wellbeing goals
Access high quality wellbeing resources
Access wellbeing classroom activities
School Administrators Can:
Create new users individually
Bulk upload new users
Start a new survey
Live monitor survey completions
Send email reminders to individuals who have not completed a survey
End a survey
Generate summary reports
Customise House/Form groups for post-survey comparisons
Customise school wellbeing contacts for inclusion in individual reports
Generate cohort/subgroup reports
Choose most appropriate norm group
Filter individual results by name, cohort, sex, house/form group
Access historical results of individuals
Download Individual reports

Features in Detail

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Tailor school wellbeing contacts

Create staff/student accounts

Bulk upload staff/students

Facilitate wellbeing surveys

Review survey results

Review historical results

Student/Staff portal

Set SMART wellbeing goals

Wellbeing resource portal

Massive wellbeing library

Easy to follow wellbeing activities

Classroom activities

Sample Reports

The following reports can all be generated as a downloadable PDF from within the Flourishing at School platform

Flourishing At School Staff Summary cover
Flourishing At School Staff Individual cover

Student Feedback

Making the important step of delivering student feedback easy.

Flourishing at School supporters help make wellbeing accessible. Support can be made through sponsorship of disadvantaged schools, direct financial support, or through provision of information and training. People Diagnostix is thankful for all the support it has received from the parties below.

UNE
Government of Western Australia

Staff Training

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