Let’s talk about mental health… properly!
(Exclusively for those aged between 11-18 years old)
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. That’s 16 million people experiencing issues such as depression, addiction, anxiety and PTSD.
1 in 10 school children have a diagnosable mental health condition. If children aged between 5 and 16 don’t get the support they need, their problems will get worse.
75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18. By not giving children and young people the support they need at a young age, society is allowing their problems to manifest. With the right support at the right time, these problems can be managed and prevented.
At Generation Hope we are so passionate about equipping young people to make drug free choices, but we know there is so much more going on that might impact someones choice to take drugs.
We aim to:
Raise awareness of mental health issues affecting young people
Signs and symptoms
How to handle stress and build resilience
Where to go for help
This is the last of four weekends where we train our volunteers – drug educators (sessions and detached work), Generation Hope volunteers and church speakers.
All our training is accredited by OCN London
Hope UK has a life skill course for young people. The eight week course (Drugs, Sex and You) or seven week course (Drugs, Life and You) is led by our trained volunteers with youth groups and young people around the UK.
This weekend is to train our volunteers to lead this course. You will learn to lead all eight sessions – Introduction, Drugs, Sex, Decision Making, Peer Resistance, Self-Esteem, Confidence Building and Conclusions.
Once trained, you will be able to lead this programme with youth groups in your area.
For trained Hope UK volunteers only
Our volunteers work with children as young as 5. But what do you teach children who are so young? What is appropriate? What isn’t?
This course, for our volunteers, will give you ideas based on the National Curriculum, and activities you can use with children age 5-11.
This is the first of four training weekends for a new group of volunteers. Located throughout the UK, our volunteers travel to London to train. (We pay travel, accommodation, food etc). All our training for our volunteers is accredited by OCN London. If you would like to train as a volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.