Youth Mental Health Awareness Half Day Course

Closes 15 Oct 2021

Opened 13 Jun 2019


Course description and target audience

The Youth Mental Health Aware half day course is an awareness-raising course. It offers an introduction to mental health and mental health issues in young people.

The course covers protective and risk factors for mental health. Delegates will learn about stress, signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties, how to signpost to further help, recovery and self-care.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from our Essex County Council colleagues from safeguarding and wellbeing.

Given the challenging situation faced by everyone since March 2020, awareness of mental health is more important now than ever. According to the latest Mental Health of Children and Young People survey, released in October 2020:

  • Children and young people (between 11-16 years old) with a probable disorder, reported greater anxiety related to the pandemic (such as loved ones catching the disease) and their scores were around 20% higher than those CYP who were unlikely to have a disorder.
  • Those with a probable disorder were also, at the time of the survey, less likely to be physically attending school despite it being open, with almost one in five in this group (aged 5-16 years old) remaining absent from school.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Relate to young people’s experiences
  • Recognise some signs of mental health distress
  • Start a supportive conversation about mental ill health
  • Practise self-care

This course is for anyone working with children and young people up to the age of 18.

Delegates will receive a link for this session prior to the date and a coursebook/workbook will be delivered to your address before this training also.

These courses have been adapted to be delivered virtually so please make sure you have access to a laptop/tablet or mobile device. Before your attendance to any training please make sure you have created a comfortable learning environment, placed your phone on silent and logged into the Zoom conference room five minutes before the due start time.

Course duration

Three hours. 

Course costs

£110 per delegate.

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