22 July 2021
09:30 – 16:00

One-day course

The incidents of mental health amongst young people is on the increase, along with self-harm and eating disorders. The course aims to explore the various difficulties young people experience with mental health and how to build resilience and improve wellbeing. The course will examine the different types of mental health, the behaviours that can accompany them and how to support the young person. Various ways of building resilience will be introduced. How to maintain wellbeing will be demonstrated.

Aims of the course are:

  • To raise awareness of mental health issues
  • To gain a better understanding of mental health such as depression, anxiety
  • To offer techniques for supporting young people
  • To gain skills in building resilience and increase wellbeing
  • To build confidence in dealing with these issues

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at frontline workers and practitioners working with young people who want to improve how they respond and work with young people.

About the trainer

Mike Mainwaring has worked with Children and Young People for over 20 years. Specialising in substance misuse, youth homelessness, participation and children’s rights. He is a qualified trainer and has trained children, young people and adults on substance misuse, LGBT issues, children’s rights, participation, dealing with difficult behaviour, safeguarding and child protection, Child Sexual Exploitation and boundaries. He has also developed and run youth lead research projects. He has worked in various settings such as street drug projects, residential rehabilitation, outreach work, play, youth work, managed housing projects and run youth councils. He has an art background, working with young people in distress through the medium of art and exhibiting his own work about social issues. Mike has extensive experience of working with young people with mental health issues in various settings, such as drop-ins, residential rehabilitation, hostel accommodation and other youth settings.