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New Heads Up training available from Young People Cornwall

Monday 14th March 2016

Heads Up

Mental health and emotional resilience training for young people.

Heads Up training has been developed for young people by young people.

The programmes are designed and delivered by Young People Cornwall’s Hear Our Voice project. This is an innovative mental health project which uses a youth work approach, alongside evidence-based early interventions, to promote wellbeing and support young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Our training has been developed in collaboration with young people and incorporates learning from our 18 years of experience, as well as up to date research and resources.

Heads Up! – workshops for young people:

Emotional resilience

Heads Up! Emotional Resilience workshops are 1 or 2 hour sessions which can be delivered to groups of up to 30 young people aged 11 – 19yrs, in schools or community settings. The workshops use practical activities, films and discussion to promote emotional resilience, raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health. Workshops can be adapted to meet the needs of a particular group.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with young people and academic experts working in the field of emotional resilience, mental health, self-harm and suicide. 

Heads Up!  Emotional resilience sessions explore:

  •          What is mental health and emotional wellbeing?
  •          Positive coping skills
  •          Overcoming stigma and barriers to accessing help
  •          Myths around suicide and self-harm
  •          When and where to ask for help (local and national resources)

Young people are given information to take away and will develop their own personal coping plan for times when they feel stressed, anxious or low in mood.

We also offer additional workshops in:

What Is Bullying

This workshop aims to give students a grounded understanding of what bullying is by agreeing on a definition, looking at different types of bullying and exploring the roles that individuals play. The objective is for students to walk away with a list of coping strategies in the event that they, or someone they know, becomes involved in a bullying situation, enabling them to move forward as positively and quickly as possible.

Choices; Fun or Bullying?

This workshop will offer students an understanding of bullying by briefly discussing its meaning (what it is and what it forms it takes). The session then aims to identify the differences between joking, teasing and bullying with the objective of students considering the possible consequences before joining in on a 'joke'.

Cyber/Sexting: What happens when it goes wrong?

The aim of this session is for students to leave with a clear understanding of how fast news travels online and how devastating and long lasting the effects can be. It will begin with a brief look at bullying, focusing on a definition of Cyber Bullying, explore how a text to a close friend becomes accessible to everyone and the effects of private life becoming public. The idea is to prompt students to think before posting online/texting and become equipped with coping strategies should they or someone they know come into difficulties.

What is Equality and Diversity?

The aim of this session is for students to understand and be able to define Diversity and Equality. It hopes to encourage students to celebrate difference rather than use it as a tool to single people out. It also aims for students to think about how achieving equality means accepting difference.

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. Why should I be bullied?

This session will explore different beliefs towards individuals who have additional needs. It will use an activity to demonstrate how it may feel to not have all the skills required to achieve a task that others take for granted. This will hopefully motivate individuals to consider how they could help their community to move forward, reducing the high numbers of individuals with extra needs becoming victims of bullying.

Ethnicity & Terminology:

This session looks at the term Ethnicity and explores the relationship between stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, enabling students to define the aforementioned terms. We will also explore the meanings behind: Migrant, Immigration, Refugee and Asylum Seeker. The session will conclude by looking at myths that some believe as fact.

For more information or to arrange Heads Up! Workshops for your school or youth group please contact Amelia Scanlan at Young People Cornwall – amelias@ypc.org.uk or call our office on 01872 222447.

 

Heads Up – training for professionals:

This training designed to support professionals and/or volunteers working with young people who may be experiencing mental health difficulties or emotional distress. This could include teaching staff, pastoral support teams, youth workers, social workers, school nurses or GPs for example.

The training is interactive and relevant, it will equip trainees with up to date information and research, practical tools and techniques, and an understanding of local resources.

We hold regular training dates throughout the county for individuals to book on to directly, and provide bespoke sessions to groups of up to 15 people, at a time and place that suits you. Each module is 3 hours long.

The programmes are designed and delivered by Young People Cornwall’s Hear Our Voice project. This is an innovative mental health project which uses a youth work approach, alongside evidence-based early interventions, to promote wellbeing and support young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Our training has been developed in collaboration with young people and incorporates learning from our 18 years of experience, as well as up to date research and resources.

Training is charged at £150 per 3 hour module if delivered to your staff team, and will be tailored to meet your needs.


Young People, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (level 1)


This module aims to:

  •          Increase awareness of how young people are affected by mental health difficulties
  •          Increase understanding of ways to support young people in our everyday practice
  •          Offer practical tools and activities to improve mental health and promote emotional wellbeing
  •          Provide information about support and resources available locally and nationally

Understanding Self Harm

This module aims to:

  •          Increase understanding of why young people self-harm
  •          Build practitioners confidence in responding to self- harm and supporting young people
  •          Offer practical tools and alternative coping strategies
  •          Provide information about support and resources available locally and nationally

For more information or to book training please contact Amelia Scanlan at Young People Cornwall – amelias@ypc.org.uk or call our office on 01872 222447