A formal evaluation of GoodYarn published in the Journal of Public Mental Health in October 2017 found the three intended learning outcomes of the GoodYarn programme (i.e. Awareness, Confidence and Knowledge) all showed improvement from the pre-workshop evaluation. Specifically:
- 94% of workshop participants agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop had increased their awareness of mental health and well-being issues.
- 87% of workshop participants felt very or extremely confident to start a conversation with someone whose mental health they were concerned about.
- 93% of workshop participants felt very or extremely aware of mental health support services.