Evaluating STOP Stigma
We would like the evaluation to incorporate:
- process indicators, including number of students reached, teachers attending training, number of people completing the attitude survey, reach of the school campaign etc.
- qualitative evaluation of the pack, the resources and the activities by teachers and students
- impact indicators, such as STOP Stigma's impact upon:
students' knowledge, awareness and attitudes about mental health problems and stigma
students self-reported willingness, after the campaign, to get help if needed
teachers' knowledge, awareness and confidence.
We intend to achieve this through:
- training feedback, resource reviews, an evaluation questionnaire and reflective diaries
- a pre and post attitude survey among students (The STOP Stigma Survey)
- evaluation of the quality and impact of the school campaigns.
We are also considering assessment of students' wellbeing pre and post the programme, as there is some evidence to show that a programme like this can have a positive influence on wellbeing and self-esteem. The most accessible tool to use is the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) which is freely available on-line and relatively straight forward to use and administer.
Another useful tool to use is the School Health Education Unit’s (SHEU) Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) which has a built-in self esteem scale. The Cornwall Healthy Schools Team provide schools with free access to the SHEU HRBQ.
Please send any student / staff feedback to CHSP, The Kernow Building, Wilson Way, Pool, TR15 3QE or via contact us
All feedback will be considered and STOP Stigma will be revised as appropriate.