BrainWaves consists of a combination of education and research that aims to transform the quality of wellbeing support in schools.

We provide free lessons and resources designed to help secondary school students develop the skills they need to manage their own mental health and wellbeing. Our lessons and research are governed by the University of Oxford Ethics Committee. For more details on our educational material, please click here

BrainWaves aim to empower the current curriculum where we provide important knowledge and encourage a scientific, realistic approach to wellbeing.

BrainWaves has been created first and foremost to serve the needs of young people so young people are at the heart of what we do.
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How young people are involved

At every stage our programme is consulted by the Young People’s Advisory Group, formed of young people encouraged to provide feedback and oversight.

We utilise young people’s experiences and perspectives to guide the BrainWaves research in a way that is meaningful, inclusive, and impactful. Young people will provide insights and reflections as ‘experts by experience’ to inform priorities and help shape our research. To achieve this, BrainWaves actively includes, and is inclusive of, young people as possible.

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