Mind with Heart use a range of evidence-based tools and are measuring the impact of its programmes in schools.

In the first stage of measurement, data is generated using four complementary questionnaires. These are scientifically-validated questionnaires, relevant for teenagers.

To measure self-awareness, the MAAS–A [Mindful Attention Awareness Scale—Adolescent] is used.

To measure social connectedness, the SCS-R [Social Connectedness Scale—Revised] is used.

To measure well-being, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire is used.

To measure anxiety and stress, the Perceived Stress Scale is used.



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