Anxiety in Adolescence
In a culture with higher pressures to succeed, 24/7 online presence, global instability and a constant bad news cycle, young people are increasingly struggling to know how to cope. As professionals we are seeing an increasing rise in disclosures around anxiety and can be unsure how best to respond and support.
Anxiety in Adolescence is a 3-hour course that not only highlights the pressures that young people are facing today, but also key methods of support, including school-wide/organisation-wide and individual approaches, free downloadable resources and the skills to identify the signs of anxiety disorders. The course also covers the area of exam related anxiety and gives practical advice and measures schools and those supporting young people can put in place to manage this time of year more effectively.
The course will include the following:
All delegates receive a training pack, certificate of attendance and 10% off all Youthscape and SelfharmUK resources.
Additional one-hour mental health modules
In conjunction with the Anxiety in Adolescence Course, Youthscape offer a range of one hour bespoke modules around young people and mental health allowing the training you receive to be tailored for the needs of your organisation. These sessions are held on the same day as the Anxiety in Adolescence Course and are priced per module.
14% of 13-18 year olds will suffer from clinical depression. As those supporting young people in a professional capacity how do we recognise and respond to signs of depression in young people. The one-hour module covers key indicators and methods of support, along with up to date facts and resources
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a major trauma. This one-hour session equips delegates with not only an understanding PTSD is but also knowledge to recognise the symptoms in young people and signpost effectively.
Autism and Mental health
Research has found that almost 80% of autistic people experience mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, for those on the autism spectrum, mental health issues are often overlooked. The one-hour module focuses on understanding the links between autism, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, along with a guide to signposting and resources.
Digital resilience and mental health
When faced with trauma, stress, or struggling with diffcult emotions young people frequently turn to social media platforms to share their experiences, look for information or advice, and make sense of what is happening to them.
Being exposed to messages, images and peer discussions can reinforce negative belief that a young person already holds about themselves. For many, social media can provide a space in which to find reassurance and support, however for others it can dangerously heighten anxiety and lower self-esteem.
The one-hour session highlights how young people’s mental health can be impacted by their online behaviour, along with providing the skills for professionals to deliver effective resilience-promoting support and guidance.
For more information on arranging a session for your organisation please email firstname.lastname@example.org