Social and economic deprivation often provides an environment where wellbeing, aspirations, and positive behaviour can be adversely affected. The mental toughness model provides an opportunity for charitable/social investment organisations working in these areas to understand better how their clients are responding to the environment. This also enables them to direct their interventions more appropriately and more effectively.
MTQ48 as an integral part of understanding how to work with young people and give them the right support and a plan that’s personalised to their mental toughness level. By incorporating MTQ48 it has also allowed us at LYR to gather intelligent data that can be used accurately to support people, while also being vital for reporting impact. Internally, the team at LYR found the process very straightforward and simple. The team, led by Ben were brilliant at coming back to us with any queries we had as we tested the process. It is now a key part of the programme and embedded into our process.
The Diana Award uses MTQ48 to track the impact of our 6 month Mentoring Programme. This is a programme that works with hard to reach young people in London and across the country. The programme relies heavily on the data we can collect through MTQ48 to tailor the programme for the needs of individual participants. We chose to use this measure as we believe it to be a really cost effective way of measuring the impact of our intervention in building character traits within the young people we work with, especially those who are normally facing numerous barriers. Mentors are also able to use participant reports to alter their style dependant on the needs of the individual. This means that throughout all aspects of our programme MTQ48 enables us to achieve our mission – to fully support & enable young people to reach their full potential!