Ed Anthony is a UK-based Family Mental Health Coach who operates both privately and within the NHS. He teaches a new form of mental health education to families who are struggling with general dysfunction and poor levels of psychological well-being.
Ed discovered this new understanding of the mind during his time as a secondary school History teacher, where he saw many of his students struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression and self-harm. Bringing this understanding into his classroom led to incredible transformation in these students so he began to run clubs and groups to support the wider school community. The results he saw were so encouraging that he left teaching in 2017 to pursue his own company bringing this education to a wider audience.
Ed’s work in schools has led him to be invited to speak at such institutions as the British Psychological Society, UK Parliament and Cambridge University.
Ed’s work is now centred around family health, and he provides education, support and guidance to young people and their parents who are struggling to access high levels of well-being. He continues to see tremendous transformation in his patients on a regular basis.
OUR PREVIOUS WORK IN EDUCATION
Between September 2017 - July 2020, The Mental Wellbeing Centre - operating at the time as Mental Wellbeing In Schools - was primarily based in education, working mainly with students and staff from The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College. During our time at Herts and Essex, we ran groups, completed our own research around anxiety and exam performance, and also contributed to a Masters-level research project. All of this work ultimately contributed to the school receiving the Gold Carnegie Mental Health Award.
A sample of some of our results and findings are available below, along with the full Masters research project.
DOES IT HELP?
The short answer is - yes! Here is a video of some of the Sixth Form students we have worked with, to show you the potential of what we do, and the difference it has already made to people's lives.
These students attended a voluntary 40 minute session once per week during their time in Sixth Form, and this is how they felt about our programme.
GOVERNMENT RESEARCH AND OUR RESULTS
GOVERNMENT RESEARCH STATISTICS
SOURCE: “Surviving or Thriving? The state of the UK’s mental health” - 2017
Only 13% of people report living with high levels of good mental health
More than 4 in 10 people say they have experienced depression
The World Health Organisation advises that if we do not act urgently, “…by 2030 depression will be the leading cause of the disease burden globally”
In September 2016, we conducted a weekly programme in The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College - a high-achieving, all girls secondary school.
This programme consisted of one hour-long lunchtime workshop per week for nine Year 11 students and was entirely voluntary - a testament to the value the students have seen in the programme.
These students were offered this opportunity if they were highlighted as having particular behaviour or anxiety issues at school and the results we saw dramatically surpassed the school's expectations.
Here are a selection of some of the highlights of our results.
RESULTS IN A NUTSHELL:
100% improvement in every category in 7 out of 9 students who completed the questionnaire
NO extra provisions required to accommodate anxiety or panic attacks during GCSE exam period for entire year group
100% improvement in attitudes towards family relationships
Significant improvement in each student's health
MASTERS-LEVEL RESEARCH PROJECT
LAURA ANTHONY MA Ed
We are incredibly proud to announce that Laura Anthony, an immensely valuable member of our team, has now completed a Masters-Level research project for Edge Hill University on the effectiveness of bringing this new understanding of the mind into education.
This document is now available to download in PDF format, along with a one-page synopsis of our findings.
ONE PAGE SYNOPSIS
EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH FROM THE USA
SPARK INITIATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT
2017 - 2018 School Year SPARK Curricula Analysis: Changes Over Time
The SPARK INITIATIVE create and deliver curricula based on the same form of mental health and wellbeing education that we teach. They predominantly work in challenging communities and schools in the state of Florida. Their results are exceptional.
Recently, they have been working with Group Victory LLC to achieve evidence-based status. Their results of their research can be downloaded here.