Youth Mental Health Awareness and the impact of trauma


Event Date :
4 November 2021
Cost :
Venue :
Delivered Virtually via Zoom (link will be circulated)
Description :


Part 1 - Thursday 4 November 2021

Part 2 - Thursday 11 November 2021

In these two 1.5 hour workshops we will explore the subject of young people’s mental health, the impact of trauma and its potential long-term consequences. These interactive sessions are not intended to provide in-depth clinical information about the numerous mental health issues that can affect young peoples’ lives, but rather seek to increase understanding and awareness around mental illness in its wider context, and thereby help us to be better placed to spot the signs of mental distress and trauma, feel more confident in how to respond, and offer practical and timely help and support.

With COVID currently having a significant and traumatic impact on young people’s lives and mental health, this workshop has never been more needed to help safeguard their wellbeing and build resilience to deal with life’s many uncertainties.
This workshop is for anyone who teaches, works with, cares for or otherwise supports young people.

Part 1 : understanding mental ill health

- New research and ways of understanding mental ill health
- Understanding trauma, and its long term impact
- Adolescent brain development
- Spotting the signs and symptoms of mental ill health
- The principles of trauma-informed care, and how it can help

Part 2 : responding to mental ill health

- Responding to a young person experiencing mental distress
- Building resilience to help young people cope
- Managing risk and what to do if you are worried
- Self-care
- Signposting and resources

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