In 2009 I founded the social enterprise Noise Solution to use music technology for social impact. In 2019 it was named one of the UK's top performing social enterprises (Natwest SE100).
Noise Solution delivers 1:1 mentoring sessions that have been independently proven to be highly statistically significantly in improving well-being amongst young people facing challenging circumstances. Uniquely, our mentoring is enhanced through a digital platform engaging participant, family and professionals around the participants digital story as it builds weekly, reflecting the successes in every session. As well as contributing to well-being impacts, the platform also captures and evaluates well-being impact both qualitatively and quantitatively. This duality of approach solves issues of rigorous impact capture often experienced by third sector organisations.
Our methodology arises from £100k investment in research and development over the last 5 years, plus my own two-year Research Masters at Cambridge University. This research looked at the evidence underpinning the psychological needs which have to be supported to increase engagement, understand and increase well-being, and how to measure that change meaningfully.