How to start a conversation with children and young people about their mental and emotional health.

This talk focuses on the challenges that parents face in caring for their children and teens. It provides parents and carers with:

  • An understanding of children’s and young people’s  mental health and the impact of the pandemic
  • An understanding of the challenges children and young people face in our modern world
  • Knowledge of brain science and the adolescent brain
  • Practical tools and strategies to support children and young people in talking about their thoughts and feelings
  • Practical tools on how to co-regulate
  • How to empathise with and validate our children’s and young people’s thoughts and feelings and set boundaries too
  • Skills to help prevent mental health issues

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop

Understanding self-harm

In 2017, sadly suicide was the most common cause of death for both boys (16.2% of all deaths) and girls (13.3%) aged between 5 and 19, and nearly half of 17-19 year olds with a diagnosable mental health disorder has self-harmed or attempted suicide at some point, rising to 52.7% for young women (source: Young Minds). 

These are alarming statistics for any parent, teacher or caregiver 

But what are the signs of self-harm and what can YOU do to help? 

This session looks at the definition of self-harm and the common myths surrounding self-harm.  

From taking part in this session, you will develop an awareness of: 

  • how to spot the signs and symptoms 
  • how to respond to disclosures or discoveries of self-harm 
  • how to talk to a young person about self-harm in a supportive and non-judgemental way 
  • how to seek help and support 
  • helpful strategies and techniques 
  • how to develop a policy that meets the needs of young people 

This session can be delivered as a 1.5 hour presentation or ½ day workshop   

Parents Mental Health First Aid Course Level 1-3

1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorderthat’s roughly 3 children in every classroom; and with less than 1 in 3 children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition getting access to NHS care and treatment (source: Young Minds)it’s natural to want to know what more you can do to support them? 

This is why we are offering Mental Health First Aider training for teachers and parents. 

The aims of first aid for mental health are to: 

  • Preserve life where a person could be a danger to themselves or others 
  • Alleviate suffering by providing immediate comfort and support 
  • Prevent the condition from developing into a more serious problem 
  • Promote recovery of good mental health by signposting and obtaining professional support 

 This is a two day course, a Mental health first aid awareness training is 1 day  

If you would like to make a booking or require more information then please contact us