Improving the Health of our Future Generation

As we mark the start of National School Sports Week, Evolve’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged children has never been more important. Researchers have reported a sharp increase in childhood obesity during the pandemic, rising by 41% between 2020 and 2021, which could have lifelong health consequences for the children affected. […]

Improving Children’s Wellbeing through Self-Efficacy

Self-efficacy, or the belief in your own ability to handle different situations or achieve certain goals, has been shown to be linked to a range of outcomes for children. These links include overall wellbeing and academic performance. With children’s wellbeing frequently in the news headlines, it is surprising that this link with self efficacy is rarely […]

Addressing the Recovery of Children’s Social Skills

As teachers across the country report that children are far less emotionally developed than expected for their age, over 67% of teachers have observed a decline in pupils’ behaviour since the pandemic. With this in mind, an increasing number of schools are now working in partnership with Evolve to support their recovery plans. Multiple nationwide […]

Breaking Sedentary Habits: How Evolve is Improving Children’s Physical Activity Levels

The 2022/23 Active Lives Children and Young People survey reported that only 47% of children are meeting the Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines, of 60 minutes or more exercise per day.  The implications of low physical activity levels for children can be severe and long-lasting. The most apparent effect is on children’s physical health, […]

The Worrying State of Children’s Wellbeing

How Evolve Health Mentors are supporting the emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children  Children’s wellbeing has increasingly become a topic of discussion across the UK, and for good reason. The Good Childhood Report published by The Children’s Society concluded that there has been a decline in children’s wellbeing and happiness, with 10% of children aged 10 […]

Sunday Lie-Ins Found to be Detrimental to Learning

How Evolve’s Health Mentoring Programme contributes to improved sleep We all know the importance of restful sleep. But did you know that a Sunday morning lie-in can have a negative impact on children’s start to the week?  Today, children are getting less sleep than a decade ago, which can lead to inattentiveness and higher levels […]