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Doctors and psychologists describe this generation young people as the most physically safe, but emotionally fragile generation in history. Anxiety, self-harm and depression are all on the rise. How can we help young people develop the resilience to navigate the challenges of adolescence? This course will give you an overview of the mental health issues facing young people and the practical strategies to develop healthy wellbeing and resilience skills.

Course Info


5 February 2020






Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EH










Reading Station


Parking available close to venue (charges apply)

If you have any questions about this course please contact Mulkina on 01582 748901 or email [email protected]






Who's it for?

  • School pastoral staff, teachers and senior managers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Others working with young people

Course outline

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, according to a study published in the Psychological Medicine journal in 2018. With many services stretched to the limit, schools, youth workers and other professionals have a vital part to play in supporting young people’s mental health. This course provides an over view of the latest research and key insights into understanding adolescent mental health and brain development. It will also teach you the skills to recognise the indicators of an underlying mental health issue. You discover practical tools and resources that you can use in the classroom, small groups and working 1:1 with a young person.

Learning outcomes

  • An overview of the state of adolescent mental health in the UK, including the latest research
  • An understanding of adolescent brain development and the impact on mental health
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of poor wellbeing
  • An understanding of the key components to resilience
  • Practical strategies to develop and nurture healthy resilience skills
  • Practical support tools and resources to use with young people in a 1:1 and group setting

All delegates receive a training pack containing a range of ready-to-use resources, a certificate of attendance and 10% off all Youthscape resources purchased on the day.

"Very engaging. I feel confident about using the tools provided to help improve my young people’s resilience."

Emma Wood

Brilliant course. More people working with children should attend. Gave me confidence to talk to young people about grief and emotions."

Nicola Bartlett

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