Looking after our mental health and the mental health of young people around us, is extremely important, especially in these unprecedented times.
One of our most recent projects, ‘Draw Your Own Solution’, with HeadStart Kent and Kent County Council, aims to help young people, aged 10-16, build their resilience, so they are better equipped to face life’s difficulties now and in the future.
The campaign focuses on four areas of resilience; friendships, talents & interests, health and emotions & behaviours.
As part of the campaign we conducted a baseline survey, completed by young people in Kent. We found that only 75.9% of young people surveyed only sometimes or rarely felt good about themselves.
So how can the campaign address this?
The survey found that those who had a higher awareness and understanding of resilience, reported higher levels of resilience. Therefore, the first stage of the campaign aims to increase awareness of resilience as a concept through the Draw Your Own Solution Instagram channel.
Additionally, the campaign is expanding on some of the positive results of the survey, including:
- 73.7% of young people felt that they had at least one good friend who they could trust.
- 65.6% of young people indicated they had a regular activity that they enjoyed doing.
Through the medium of animation, the campaign showcases real-life stories of how young people in Kent increased their resilience, by investing in friendship, or spending time on an activity they enjoy. You can see these animations here.
We are also working with parents in Kent, to increase understanding of how they can help their child build resilience.
Ultimately, we hope the Draw Your Own Solution campaign will help young people in Kent feel better about themselves, increase their resilience and improve their mental health.
Like many businesses in the UK amidst the Covid-19 crisis, Hitch is making changes to the way it operates and grappling with how it continues working on tackling the issues that matter most in the world. So, creating time to use our talents to help fight Covid-19 is, like for many companies, the instinctive thing to do. Last week Talenthouse gave us just the inspiration we needed to help channel our creative minds.
We are excited to announce that Hitch has become a member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (The IPA).
Our team is excited to access the CPD opportunities that the IPA provides, including creative and research courses. This will equip our team to stay up to date with the continuously changing world of advertising.
Hitch Marketing, a leading UK social behaviour change marketing consultancy, has joined a global movement to redefine the role of business in society and demonstrate that profit can be a force for good. Hitch has announced its certification as a registered B Corporation. It is currently the only commercial company to do so across the Liverpool City Region, and the latest Marketing Agency with headquarters in the North of England.
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It was another great night for Hitch with another double win at the annual FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan Business Awards 2017. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza in the heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront, the event celebrated and rewarded exceptional small businesses from across the region.
Along with free coffees, the thing I love about conferences is that you get to see how other teams work and the things they get to talk about. As I listen, I can’t help thinking, ‘What would I have done in that situation? Would I have said that, or done it that way?’ It’s an enjoyable sort of peer people-watching, and last week I was lucky enough to be in a room full of communicators, hearing how to deliver success with less money.
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