Managing safeguarding and student wellbeing is more comprehensive than ever with our new Skodel integration

Posted Date

23rd July 2021

Skodel is a fast, fun, and simple way for schools to give every student a voice that is heard and acted on. Via an engaging student ‘Check-In’ process, students can share with their teachers exactly how they’re feeling, and why, in a completely safe space. Schools and teachers benefit from a simple dashboard including analysed wellbeing data, to quickly and easily inform action and wellbeing planning.

MyConcern and Skodel now work seamlessly together to give greater pupil engagement and a pupil voice, which makes managing student wellbeing and safeguarding more comprehensive than ever.

Students Check-in via Skodel to let their teachers know how they’re feeling, which is recorded instantly on the school platform. When a Check-In is received that raises a concern, this can be immediately sent to MyConcern, significantly reducing workload and directing resources more effectively.

Visit the Skodel website to learn more or book a demo. 


How to improve student emotional wellbeing with Skodel 

"Feelings are like unexpected dinner guests. Some are welcome, some are picky eaters, some don't stay long enough while others stay well beyond their use-by-date. One problem we all face is that these random dinner guests can show up without much notice and we don't have the faintest idea what to do with them." - Andrew Fuller - Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne.

Behind every behaviour is a feeling

  • Understanding our feelings gives us greater control over our behaviour and reduces our vulnerability to poor mental health.
  • Improving our ability to identify and communicate our feelings positively impacts our relationship with ourselves and others.

How Skodel can help

  • Skodel check-ins help students get to the source of their feelings
  • Evidence-based support helps students manage their feelings
  • Insights for leaders and easy ways to respond to emotional wellbeing



Help students make their feelings work for them, not against them

  • Reflecting on their feelings - Tracking their feelings over time with insights and prompts to learn more about themselves
  • Understand their feelings - Build an intellectual understanding of the way their mind and body are processing feelings to improve their emotional awareness
  • Make their feelings work for them - Every feeling can be used as a force for good. Our prompts provide immediate support for students to help them know what to do with each feeling.
  • Targeted support - Skodel’s support is not generic, it is targeted to the feeling they are experiencing and includes access to 24/7 support lines.

Insights for leaders

  • Get real-time insights - Gauge positivity and the factors influencing this across your organisation in real-time
  • Alerts for reputational and other risk factors - Get alerted for discrimination and other risk factors across your organisation
  • Get the most out of your resources - Build and target your resources based on what the data is telling you

Support for teachers

  • Build teacher capacity - Prompts for teachers to understand each emotion and how they can support
  • Time-efficient ways to respond - Simple and meaningful ways to respond using an emoji or short comment
  • Strengthen teacher-student relationships - When students feel heard, they become more connected to their teacher and the values of the school community


The research behind Skodel – A clinically backed solution

Skodel brings to life the research of Andrew Fuller through a simple yet powerful tool.

Andrew is a renowned clinical psychologist, author, and a Fellow in the Departments of Psychiatry, Learning and Educational Development at the University of Melbourne. He is an Ambassador for Mind Matters Member and the National Coalition Against Bullying. He is also a principal consultant to the national drug prevention strategy REDI.

Andrew has been described as an “interesting mixture of Billy Connolly, Tim Winton, and Frasier Crane” and as someone who “puts the heart back into psychology”.

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