Passport to Success
Researchers based at The University of Manchester are taking part in a major trial that will examine the effects of our school-based Skills for Life programme, Passport, with the support of Norway’s Kavli Trust who are funding the evaluation.
Over 2000 children in Year 5 from more than 60 primary schools across Greater Manchester in the UK will be involved in this new study which will build on Passport’s existing evidence base. A previous randomised control trial conducted in Canada has demonstrated that the programme increases children’s coping abilities, emotional awareness, and academic ability.
“We are excited to start this project. Our knowledge of what works can have large consequences: in this instance, showing that Passport works for increasing skills and reducing mental health problems means we will enable young people to have better futures. We can also redirect our time and resources away from things that don’t work, towards things that do. This study is not just about knowing what works, but also understanding how well it works, and for whom. Moving forward, that means we can get support for the right skills, for the right person, and at the right time.” - Professor Pamela Qualter.
More information about the new research project being carried out by The University of Manchester can be found here: Passport to Success.
This study is not just about knowing what works, but also understanding how well it works, and for whom.Professor Pamela Qualter.