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Using our expertise to help get a life-saving toolkit embedded into schools

One of our proudest success stories at The Wisdom Partnership is the support we’ve been able to provide SEED – an eating disorder charity looking to educate children in primary and secondary schools about this debilitating illness.

Around 1.25 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders, with a 400% increase in school age children developing these conditions. Through education, SEED wanted to help children and teachers understand the signs of an eating disorder, know how to manage it and where to seek help. But SEED were stuck. They had a great product but didn’t know how to break down the barriers of the education system. They needed to make schools aware of how the toolkit could help their students, getting it past the gatekeepers to the decision makers.

That’s where we came in. We were asked to help make the toolkit more attractive for schools, so revised the toolkit with SEED, by making it age specific and bringing it to life for both primary and secondary school children. We also mapped to the national curriculum to make it a product that added real safeguarding value. It had to be engaging, not just words on a page, not just videos, but a programme that could be brought to life in the classroom

It's helped me to understand eating disorders, help to recognise them, and how to help people that do have them.

Leigh, student at Marvell college Tweet

Getting a product into schools was a challenge in itself.

Working with SEED we:

  • Created marketing materials, including a free content awareness piece for all schools
  • Secured a spot at BETT (the biggest education tech show globally) for their manager and patron Gemma Oaten (former Emmerdale star) to promote the work they do.
  • Worked with other organisations as part of their schools outreach programme.

It’s been incredible to see the impact that we’ve helped such a fantastic charity make. And you don’t need to just take our word for it, take a look at this short video to see the impact of the toolkit in schools:

SEED is one of my favourite projects, being able to make a difference to people in need. I’d most certainly want to encourage more charities to get in touch with us, we can use our breadth of expertise to help overcome the challenges you find as a small organisation

Do you need help getting your product into schools?

Get in touch today to find out how we can help you break down the barriers of the education system.

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