Young people can experience a range of mental health problems. Childhood and teenage years are a time when you are usually changing rapidly and developing all the time. Mental health problems in children and young people cause distress and can have wide-ranging effects, including impacts on educational attainment and social relationships, as well as affecting life chances and physical health.
A 2017 report by The Guardian collated research findings highlighting the statistics around young people’s mental health and why it is so important to start conversations about mental health at a much younger age:
- 75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday.
- 10% of school children have a diagnosable mental illness.
- 75% of young people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment.
- The average wait for effective treatment is 10 years.
- Less than 30% of mental health research is focused on young people.
- Suicide is a leading cause of death in young men and women aged 20-34 in the UK.
Our experience of working within schools throughout Birmingham has shown us that pupils are increasingly in need of additional mental health support beyond what the school can offer. In consultation with a number of schools, we have created a whole school approach to mental health support – including a range of wellbeing workshops for students.
OUR WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR TRAINING (MHAD)
MHAD training is a course consisting of four – six training sessions which take participants on a journey from general mental health awareness to becoming a Mental Health Ambassador. Aimed at pupils in year 9 upwards, the learning outcomes are:
- To increase participants understanding of what is meant by the term ‘mental health’ and explore some common mental health conditions.
- To develop an awareness of participants’ own mental health and promote good coping strategies for all.
- To encourage young people to be ambassadors for mental health within their school, therefore promoting positive mental health for a wider group of young people.
PERSONAL RESILIENCE WORKSHOPS
The aims of these workshops are to provide an understanding of what is meant by ‘personal resilience’, to explore the link between stress and resilience, and to equip participants with the foundations on which to build and maintain their own personal resilience. By the end of this session participants will be able to define resilience, understand four key components of personal resilience, and have produced their own ‘Personal Resilience Action Plan.’
Workshops can be delivered over 4 – 8 sessions.
STRESS AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
Mental health problems in children and young people cause distress and can have wide-ranging effects, including impacts on educational attainment and social relationships, as well as affecting life chances and physical health. Through these workshops we will help pupils:
- Increase their awareness of stress and what it is
- Describe the effects of stress
- Identify their stressors and stress drivers
- List the things they can do to help reduce their feelings of stress
- Develop strategies for reducing the levels of stress being experienced
Price will be dependent on how many workshops you require – please do ask for a quote based on your requirements.