Coaching “At Risk” Young People
Our Coaching “At Risk” Young People training course is designed to support your staff to improve the mental health and resilience of young people they work with. This course is aimed at practitioners that are delivering direct work with young people.
With young people living in a non-stop world they are more open to influence than ever before. The ‘selfie society’ demanding a perfect persona, social media misuse, higher levels of deprivation, and adverse life experiences such as bullying have led to an increase of negative coping such as self-harm. With 3 young people in every classroom experiencing mental health issues, we can no longer rely on the absence of symptoms or risk as an indicator for good wellbeing and it has become even more critical to help develop resilience and positive coping strategies in young people.
Developing resilience and wellbeing is critical for the prevention of mental health problems with young people who are vulnerable to a number orf risks, providing a cost effective early intervention that has numerous positive outcomes. Young people with high levels of resilience and wellbeing are better able to manage change, self-regulate, concentre, experience positive relationships and achieve their potential.
2 day training
Who it’s for
- This course is aimed at practitioners that are delivering direct work with young people. The training can be delivered for up to 16 participants. There is no pre-required level of learning or experience, this course is suitable for new or established practitioners.
During the Course
- Explore the underpinning skills and knowledge needed to effectively use coaching skills to develop character and resilience in young people.
- Learn about relationship dynamics and how to empower young people enabling them to take ownership and accountability for their actions and responses.
- Develop strategies to reduce learnt helplessness in both the staff and the young people they are supporting.
- Participants will learn how to support young people to develop perspective and find their own solutions to challenging situations. This leads to more recognisable resilience that can be harnessed to support young people achieve their potential.
By the end of the training you will
- know how to develop confidence and esteem in young people
- have tools and strategies to help build resilience
- have developed skills to effectively challenge, whilst being supportive
- gain knowledge of the coaching process
- understand the key foundations for a positive relationship
- have practiced and gained the confidence to embed coaching skills as part of your approach