Children and young people of various ages are currently experiencing changes in their mental, emotional and sometimes even physical wellbeing, with some notable changes in social and behavioural patterns.

In the last 3 years, the likelihood of young people having a mental health problem has increased by 50%.

And, according to a study in July 2021, 1 in 6 children aged 5 to 16 were identified as having a probable mental health problem – a huge increase from 1 in 9 in 2017.

For many, these changes seem to have come about as a direct result of the traumas of COVID-19 and the resulting lockdowns.

Regardless of the cause (or causes), how might we support the children or young people in our lives? And, indeed, how might we support ourselves, to cope with these changes?

Equally as important: how might we spot potential red flags, ‘tell-tale signs’ and presenting behaviours that might show us that the children and young people in our lives are feeling vulnerable enough to need help, exploration or assistance around their mental and emotional wellbeing?

In this workshop, we’ll explore tools and mechanisms for safe, positive and creative conversation around what for some might feel like ‘difficult topics’.

We’ll also share some personal, professional–therapeutic examples, practical strategies, ideas and interventions, and will then go on to look at what external support systems, tools, resources and other help might also be available to us and the children or young people in our lives.

The final part of the session will then be open for questions, explorations and reflections.

Who this workshop is for

We’re offering this workshop online or live to individuals or groups of up to 200.

Price available on request.

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