GOT HEALTH? ACTION RESEARCHING A STUDENT-LED HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM

Stephen Berg, Brent Bradford, Daniel B. Robinson, Mark Wells

Abstract


In British Columbia (BC), Canada, a school district effort was launched to focus on mental wellbeing in middle and senior secondary schools. The initiative “Got Health?” was intended to help students take the lead, through action research, in program development and delivery of information. The purpose of this action research project was to evaluate, assess, and report student and staff perceptions of “Got Health?” Particular focus lay with student and staff thoughts concerning the inspiration, benefits, and challenges of the student-led mental health initiative across multiple and diverse schools. Focus group interviews were conducted involving student and teacher members of “Got Health?” teams. Results revealed that the majority of participants believed a positive change occurred in their school environments, which included a favourable impact on the mental wellbeing messages shared throughout their school communities. This suggests that a student-led inquiry approach can be an effective means of promoting mental wellbeing in school settings.

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


ISSN 1925-7147

© CAARE 2014