Mental health issues affect more than 8000,000 children and young people in the UK
This course gives opportunity to reflect on current and future pastoral ministry in the light of up-to-date understanding of different mental health issues affecting children and young people such as depression and anxiety, self-harm, suicide and psychosis and eating disorders.
The course aims to offer skills to improve care and understanding but does not aim to make delegates into counsellors.
An officer from the Well-Being Unit is available to offer pastoral support throughout this course.
Other courses helpful for development:
Foundation in Mental Health
Corps Officers/TEs; THQ/DHQ officers; Divisional Youth Specialists and employees working with children and young people.
It is not a requirement that delegates have attended the ‘Foundation in Mental Health’ course, but for those who have, it will develop the subject with specific focus on children and young people.
11-14 June 2018
20-23 May 2019
By the end of this course, delegates should be able to:
• Demonstrate understanding of a range of mental health issues diagnosed in young people in the specific context of a faith-based setting.
• Spot the signs of a mental health issue in young people
• Provide appropriate pastoral care
• Guide a young person towards the right support
• Reduce the stigma of mental health