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Introduction to adolescent mental health

Understand the processes involved in adolescence and how it can impact young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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About this course

The workshop will run 10am – 1:30pm with breaks.


Why take this course?

  • This introductory course will help you to develop and practise new skills that will enable you to better support the young people you work with.
  • The last few years have been especially hard for young people with the effects of the pandemic compounded by the cost-of-living crisis, all of which have had an impact on young people’s development.
  • This course will help you better understand the mental health of the adolescents you work with and will give you the confidence to respond in a way that’s best for them.

Online workshops

  • This online workshop is delivered via Zoom and is an interactive and collaborative experience. With two trainer consultants available in each workshop, we can effectively facilitate discussion and provide a safe learning space for you to feel empowered to make a difference for children and young people.
  • The online environment allows for individual exploration of key dynamics encountered in the work with young people and the formulation of best practice within your role.

Learning outcomes

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During the course we’ll:

  • develop a shared understanding of mental health in the context of adolescence
  • explore the developmental processes and changes in relationships that take place during adolescence
  • identify ways of supporting young people to navigate the challenges they face
  • consider how trusted adults can promote positive mental health and model ways to support wellbeing

After taking part in the course you can receive a digital certificate of attendance upon request.

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