Personal Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic
In response to current events, YD has developed a new program that can track each student’s wellbeing while they’re at home.
As students work online, many schools find it hard to keep track of their wellbeing. YD solves this problem for schools. The YD program consists of each week students answering 11 questions about key wellbeing constructs.
After YD's wellbeing team analyse these data, students are categorised into one of three groups.
Conflating theory and results from data is complex. For ease of interpretation, the three groups are allocated according to the colours of a traffic light. Students are placed into either the red, amber or green group and results sent to their home-group teachers.
YD provides expertise in the theory and measurement of wellbeing constructs. Therefore, Youth DImension recommends that students presenting within an at-risk category for low levels of wellbeing are referred to the appropriate school personal who then are able, with data, to respond as they see fit. For example, one school organised a specialised group to consider appropriate responses to their wellbeing data. This group comprised the school Psychologist, the Principal, their Wellbeing Officer and other heads of staff to support students.