Mental Health: Supporting Young People

A 3 hour course or 1.5 hour twilight workshop, helping participants to better understand, identify and support young people experiencing issues with their mental health.

Who is it for?

Adults working with young people including teaching staff, the wider school staff base, youth workers, pastoral care teams and social workers.

Course Content (3 hours)
  • What is mental health?
  • Vulnerability and coping mechanisms
  • Language and mental health problems
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Most common mental health problems amongst young people
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Identifying the early signs of an issue
  • Implementing appropriate strategies of support

Delegates are asked to rate their understanding of mental health and personal confidence in supporting young people experiencing mental health issues before and after each course *

Customer examples:

  • Green Meadow Primary School - 92% average increase
  • Perry Barr Consortium (10 Schools in Attendance) - 60% average increase
  • St Georges School, Newtown and Lozells School - 43% average increase

*(scale of 1-10) with 1 being not at all confident and 10 being very confident. Percentage increases are then calculated.

“Altruist delivered interesting and thought-provoking sessions at our school on issues relating to mental health with useful pointers on how to identify stress levels. At school, this awareness raising has proved very useful with staff understanding how levels of stress can lead to mental health issues. I would recommend this training to all schools/staff”. Ms Y Willis, Headteacher, Kingsland Primary & Nursery School
"Altruist Enterprises have undertaken staff training at the Sixth Form College, raising awareness of mental health issues amongst young people. The staff enjoyed the delivery style and the insight gained through the training. Material was relevant and well organised. I would recommend Altruist and their courses". Julie Maitland, Student Development Officer, The Sixth Form College, Solihull.
Prices start from £750 (30 delegates)
To find out more, please call 0121 271 0550 or email us at

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