Supporting socially and emotionally vulnerable young people in schools: an evaluation of Barnardo’s Bounceback service

Lead investigator
Menna Thomas, Barnardo’s Cymru

Bounceback is a school-based support service for young people aged 15 and 16 who are experiencing difficulties detrimental to their mental and emotional well-being.

Aims & objectives
Evaluate Barnardo's Bounceback service
Study design

Interviews and focus groups.

  • 15 interviews conducted with members of Bounceback staff, four staff from the three schools where Bounceback was running, and seven young people who were current or past users of Bounceback.
  • 23 young people took part in three focus groups, one at each school.
Further information & publications
Start date
April 2009
End date
March 2010

Wales Office for Research and Development in Health and Social Care (WORD) Social Care Small Grant Scheme

£14, 880
Trial register number