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Understanding and supporting children and teenagers with mental health difficulties

About the course: Addressing mental health problems in young people

There are more young people than ever before suffering from mental ill-health. There are many reasons for this, which we will go into on this course. One is certainly the upheaval and change from ‘normality’ that occurred over the past 2 years.

In my psychotherapy practice, I have worked successfully with young people from age 6 through to the end of adolescence (early 20s)|

This course will enable you grasp what is going on cognitively and emotionally for a child or young person who is struggling, and to offer support and interventions that work.

We can look at a range of ages, and the different approaches needed.

What you will learn

  • What is ‘normal’ developmental change, and what requires intervention 

  • The particular challenges of the teenage years 

  • How parents can help or hinder; how to involve them and what you might say 

  • What children and young people relate to, and how to offer them corresponding support 

  • Mindfulness techniques that are child-centred 

  • How stories can heal 

  • How to recognise emotional difficulties stemming from dysfunctional relationships or from trauma, and what to do in these cases.

Are courses tailored to individual needs?

Absolutely. This course has been delivered in the past, and is designed to give you a flavour of what we can offer you. All courses are refined to meet each client’s requirements.

Through discussion (email, phone or zoom) we will get a clear sense of the needs of the organisation/the participants and then design a course specifically to respond to these.

We will always include clear ‘learning outcomes’ in the final version of courses we construct with and for you.

Course duration

The length of courses will vary according to what you need, your aspirations and your time constraints.

How are courses delivered?

All teaching and learning is fully immersive: people learn much more when they are actively engaged. Each course includes individual, pair and group work as well as directed learning. All participants are welcome to email questions after the event, and follow-ups (often very useful) are always offered.

What are the costs?

The cost of each course will vary, and will be agreed with you once a full course outline has been produced.

As a rough guide, we charge around £800 per day, to include preparation, delivery, response to post-course questions and distribution of course materials.

Half days are pro-rata.

Is teaching remote or in-person?

Teaching and learning is, wherever possible, face to face. This improves both the quality and quantity of learning, as well as being more enjoyable.

Learning via zoom can be arranged if practical constraints make face to face impossible.

Next steps?

If you're interested in this course or want to learn more, simply click on the link below to arrange a free consultation. Consultations are either on zoom or by phone.


Interested in knowing more?

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