APPA Scotland have worked with a variety of different organisations, to spread knowledge of our product and how important it is to improve the well-being of young people. Here’s what some of our supporters have said about us.
Fraserburgh Academy, Aberdeenshire
We interviewed Fraserburgh Academy, one of our supporters, to hear about their viewpoints and experiences of the BeingMe app. They found that the application allowed for them to combat deep-routed problems that they had been previously facing, when getting young people to open up and engage with their own well-being.
Those interviewed, Corinne Douglas and Ryan Ramsey, felt that BeingMe offered a different level of engagement for the young people due to it’s easy-to-use and interesting interface. As well as this, the application asks questions in a way which young people are able to understand, combating one of the main issues faced by teachers- difficulties explaining well-being terminology to young people.
Corinne Douglas, Fraserburgh Academy
“How do we make sure that young people are aware of the types of language surrounding health and well-being? The language that we might use when talking about health and well-being isn’t necessarily the same language that young people would use. The app is asking them in more every day terminology, which then means that the young person understands… I actually think it takes down barriers for those students.”
Ryan Ramsey, Fraserburgh Academy
“It’s a quick way of measuring a young person’s whole well-being and a good system that the kids will engage with. The kids are commenting on it, saying it’s easy to use and the buttons are big, and it’s colourful… It’s something different as well, they’ve never answered questions like this before.
It’s more engaging for the young people. It’s easier for the teachers to track. When I log in, what I can see at the click of a button is way quicker than me having a folder of kids in front of me.”
Dr. Julienne McGeough, Educational Psychologist
“I have been involved in testing and validating the APPA wellbeing measure and app, our studies have shown strong reliability and validity in the measurement of well-being in young adult populations.”