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Support Positive Mental Health in Young People

Event description

With the Coronavirus pandemic exacerbating an already alarming mental health crisis in young people, supporting the mental wellbeing of those you work with has never been more critical than it is today.

In this four-part course, you will learn how to better understand the needs of the young people you are working with, create a culture of compassion, reflection and healing through the arts, and support positive mental health. Participants will leave the course feeling safe, informed and knowledgeable in their approach to working with mental health issues and illnesses.

Created and delivered by artist & therapist Charlie Henry and OYAP's Creative Director Helen Le Brocq, our trainers will share insights & theories from their professional journeys. Over four 2.5 hour sessions, Charlie and Helen will explore psychological theory (neuroscience, attachment theory, managing trauma), mental health issues and illnesses, guidance on best practice working with vulnerable people, ways to look after your own wellbeing and how to balance the needs of individuals in group situations. Sessions can be booked individually, or as a block of four.

Course Dates:

The course has been split into 4 sessions. You can attend 1 session or all 4.

Session 1: Contextualising mental health in the arts & culture sector, 20th January, 10am – 12.30pm

Session 2: The stress response system & developing a trauma aware practice, 27th January, 10am – 12.30pm

Session 3: Unconscious - the past, present and the future, 3rd February, 10am -12.30pm

Session 4: Evaluating practice & protecting self, 10th February, 10am – 12.30pm

Ideal for:

Anyone in the arts, heritage, cultural, education or charitable sectors.

You will:

• Receive guidance on best practice when working with vulnerable people

• Develop a theoretical framework and stronger sense of informed practice

• Learn tools to nurture well-being in others and yourself as well as tools for developing self-awareness and reflective practice

• Reflect on effective strategies to manage group dynamics


Charlie Henry and Helen Le Brocq

Course Cost:

£35 per session or £126 (saving 10%) for all four sessions.

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Support Positive Mental Health in Young People