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Youth Mental Health Aware

  • Online
  • 29 Sep 2022 (13:00 - 16:00)

What does this webinar cover?
This three-hour session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

  • Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
  • Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
  • Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences

The course will enable you to:

  • Define mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Relate to young people’s experiences
  • Recognise some signs of mental health distress
  • Start a supportive conversation about mental ill health
  • Consider practising self-care

Who would benefit from this training?
This course is designed for all those who work with or support children and young people from the age of 8 to 18.

This is a three hour course delivered online via Zoom.

Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

We limit numbers to 25 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.

Everyone who completes the session gets:

  • A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware
  • A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it

Please note: Your details will be passed to Mental Health First Aid England, who will contact you approximately two weeks before the start of the course in order to provide you with pre-course material.

If you would like to purchase more than one place, please contact with details of how many tickets you require, and the names of the attendees.

Suitable for: A parent/carer, Assistant Head Teacher, Consultant, Deputy Head Teacher, Early Years Practitioner, Education psychologist, Governor, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Newly Qualified Teacher, Other, SENCO, Senior Leader, Student, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Tutor, Young person

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Meet your trainer

Michael Surr

Michael is an Education Officer at nasen. During Michael's career he has worked in primary schools, both in England and abroad. During that time, he had various roles including SENCO, equal opportunities lead, ICT lead and deputy head teacher. He has broadened his experience by working for a Local Authority as an advisory teacher for SEND. Michael develops nasen resources and training, as well as providing valuable advice to our members. Michael is also editor of our bi-monthly magazine, nasen Connect.