Helping students be in a GoodSpace to learn
Empowering school teams to create environments where students are mentally supported and able to learn.
Improve student attendance, engagement, and academic performance.
A safer, more positive learning environment.
Early identification and best practice support for student mental wellbeing.
GoodSpace Schools Mission
We are working with schools, students, and the University of Auckland to improve mental wellbeing and reduce youth suicide numbers in New Zealand. Our passionate team of medical, digital health & IT experts has developed a digital mental wellbeing screening platform, that has become the leading platform of its kind in New Zealand schools.
Our vision is to support all students to be in a GoodSpace to learn
NZ schools are supporting students with GoodSpace
Over 10,000 students were screened in 2022
of students were identified with potential safeguarding concerns
of those were not already known to the wellbeing team
No student is overlooked
Young people do not ask for help like adults. Some are too anxious to come forward, and others may not recognise they have a problem that their school wellbeing team could help with. We must ask students the right questions to identify if they are at risk.
GoodSpace Schools screening setting successfully identifies students who would not otherwise come forward.
Screen 100% of your students with the GoodSpace screening questionnaire. It only takes 10-15 minutes, so you can screen an entire year group at a time without disrupting the curriculum.
Prioritise support with existing resources
By using our automated triage feature, schools can easily identify which students may need the most support and prioritise their response accordingly. This means that you can manage wellbeing within existing resources, ensuring that the most vulnerable students are given the attention they need in a timely manner.
"We were able to immediately identify students with the highest needs and focus our initial efforts by implementing safety plans within 48 hours. We were then able to follow up remaining students with lower risk. This enabled us to utilize our scarce resources in the most equitable way." - Victoria Marsden, Head of Wellbeing at Hobsonville Point Secondary School
Fast screening with real-time results
With GoodSpace, you can screen an entire student year group in 10 minutes with no disruption to timetables. School leadership teams also receive aggregated data reports that highlight wellbeing issues and trends. This enables you to take a data-driven approach for curriculum planning and wellbeing initiatives.
Our screening framework and platform can be customized to meet the unique needs of different school environments, populations, resources, and student needs. GoodSpace has been implemented from years 7-13 in different types of schools in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, across secondary and intermediate, from low to high decile.
Benefits to schools
Screening of adolescents within a school setting has been shown to successfully identify students who would not otherwise come forward. Electronic screening has also been shown to be as effective as an initial face-to-face psychosocial assessment in young people.
GoodSpace Identifies students who are most at risk.
And only 2-10 minutes to complete the survey
Real time risk clarification
Every Student Is Asked
Search by student risk level or screening score
Affordable & Scalable
One set price for your entire school per year
Risk-alert dashboard, follow up critical alerts immediately
Use Existing Resources
Closed-loop risk management with counsellor notes
Assign student follow-ups to individual counsellors
Good Space Schools has been transformational for our school. I have confidence individual student wellbeing is being identified and managed and I know where to focus my resources.
Mark Wilson, Executive Principal, Kristin School
I felt heard and appreciated, I like that the school cares enough to ask.
Year 9 student
We were able to immediately identify students with highest needs and focus our initial efforts. We were then able to follow up with remaining students with lower risks to manage our scarce resources in the most equitable way.
Victoria Marsden, Hobsonville Point Secondary School
GoodSpace Schools Screening Solution
The GoodSpace Schools digital, data driven assessment is a 360 review, covering all key determinants of mental wellbeing to identify risk areas. The questions are based on the HEeADSSS psychosocial assessment model, adapted by our clinical advisory group and regularly through student and school feedback.
Seamless school integration
The platform is easy to use and fits into your existing framework. It delivers a data driven view of student needs to help you make sure you are seeing the students that have the highest level of risk.
Research suggests that young people have a high acceptance rate for completing screening questions for psychosocial issues in a self-administered format. Our screening solution is designed with this in mind, providing a user-friendly and confidential way for students to complete the screening process.
Easy Set Up
Ready to use survey templates
HEeaADSSS and WHO-5
Accessible from any device, including tablets and phones
Schools can personalise survey templates
Secure cloud platform with health technology security
Continuous improvement and safeguarding quality of care
Counsellors can record notes against individual responses
Connect with schools in the GoodSpace network
New Zealand based support and management
The GoodSpace Schools solution
Using evidence-based tools, our solution allows schools to automatically prioritise students in real-time with existing resources, enabling early support and better outcomes. Our tool is cost-effective, efficient, and scalable, allowing you to screen students in multiple or all year groups and utilise existing counselling or nursing capacity to focus on students most at risk.