Project Description

Healthy Brains Evaluation Report 2020: Project HE:RO impact on wellbeing and cognitive health

We are pleased to share findings from the latest independent evaluation of our work, which was conducted by Simetrica Jacobs and was commissioned by the Health Foundation.

The Health Foundation wanted to use this project to examine the impact of an upstream public health intervention embedded within the education system. It was also keen to explore the impact of a holistic wellbeing programme on the brain health and cognitive performance of a child population.

Simetrica Jacobs was selected to conduct the independent research due to their expertise in social value analysis, wellbeing research and econometrics. They also have lots of relevant experience in this field through their work with the Departments of Health; Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; and Work and Pensions

The research focussed on Project HE:RO in seven schools in different parts of the UK and used comparable data from three control schools that were matched for key characteristics and demographics. The data used in this study was taken from Evolve’s impact assessment tool (The Wellbeing Compass) and brain health assessment software provided by Stronger Brains. The analysis took place across the full 2018/19 academic year and included individual results from 1,246 pupils.

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