Funding for this research was provided by:
Llywodraeth Cymru (Section 64 Third Sector Mental Health Grant 2018 – 2021)
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2
Received: 8 April 2020
Accepted: 20 April 2020
First Online: 19 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This trial has received ethical approval by Swansea University, 29/10/2019 Ref: 2018–0272-259. The Guide Cymru is being adopted as part of the National Curriculum of Personal Social Education (PSE) in schools in Wales and is therefore delivered to all children within the year group at the school at the teachers’ discretion, without the need for consent from parents/caregivers. The lack of informed consent by pupils and parents was discussed in detail between the authors (NSG) and the ethical reviewer at Swansea University. It was approved by the Ethical Committee on the basis that the intervention programme was being delivered as part of the National Curriculum along with learning outcomes of the intervention. Completed questionnaires contained no personal information to preserve anonymity.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.