Youth Scotland is partnering with Place2Be to provide online mental health training for youth workers (paid and voluntary) across Scotland.
“Mental Health Champions – Foundation Programme” is a 5 week training course designed to help participants increase their skills in supporting young people and their mental health (especially during the current pandemic and its challenges). The course is flexible, broken down into 15 minute sections to fit around participants’ day (at a total of one hour – 90 minutes a week). Participants will also have a dedicated Place2B professional to join discussions and aid online learning.
The course aims to enhance youth workers’ understanding of children and young people’s mental health, introducing approaches that foster positive wellbeing for them and the adults around them.
- “Understanding mental health and wellbeing”: Introduces factors that contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing.
- “Nature and nurture”: Explores how early experiences shape the way people perceive themselves and relate to others, and how those experiences create the pathways in the brain that support development.
- “How can I help?”: Considers what a child’s or young person’s behaviour might be communicating about their underlying needs.
- “Mental health: everybody’s business”: Reflects on the importance of positive mental health for everyone with a focus on the adults around the child or young person.
Those interested in taking part should register with Youth Scotland, who will then send further information, including Place2Be links.
The deadline for registrations is Monday 30th August.
To register, or for further information, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Please note: Monday 30th August is not the first day of the course, but the deadline for registrations. The course is completely flexible and can be completed at any time to suit participants once they have completed the registration process and received all the relevant information from Youth Scotland and Place2Be.