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Introduction to mental health in younger years

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About this course

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


Why take this course?

  • The last few years have been especially hard for children with the effects of the pandemic compounded by the cost-of-living crisis. The adults around young people can play a huge part in supporting their mental health and stopping their needs from escalating further.
  • This course will help you better understand the mental health of children 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 younger years
  • Develop an understanding of the risk and protective factors that impact children and young people
  • Consider how trusted adults can support children and young people’s mental health
  • Explore ways to promote positive mental health within our settings
  • Recognise the importance of looking after our own wellbeing

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

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