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Mental Health Training

Mental Health wellbeing has never felt more important; with an estimated 1 in 8 children having a diagnosable mental health disorder. With home schooling, lockdown and little social interaction, we believe NOW is the time for action.

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Mental Health Training
Mental Health Training

Time & Location

13 Mar 2021, 09:00 – 11:00

Online Event

About the Event

Suicide rates amongst females under 25s has increased by 93.8% since 2012 and it is now

estimated that 1 in 8 children have a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to the Good

Children 2020 report. These statistics are based upon research done before the pandemic. We

can only imagine what the wellbeing of children and young people is at the moment when most

are at home 24/7, school is all online and they are unable to meet their friends. Life is not easy!


That is why we believe talking about Well-Being is so important!

What are we doing?

It has been a privilege to support the work of Wearside Youth for Christ who have teamed up with

Dave Burke; a local pastor and accredited Mental Health First Aid instructor, to offer training, via

zoom on Children and Young peoples’ mental health to help us meet these challenges.

This training, spread over 3 sessions, has been very well received by church leaders, youth pastors

and children’s workers. With excellent feedback from participants one of whom said “the course

was delivered at a good pace and maximised our involvement. The materials are of a high

standard, easy to use and adaptable.”

We hope to continue to help equip churches with tools to support young people during these

difficult times and help to point them towards their creator God who loves them and cares for

their every need.

People who do the course will:

- Discover what the bible says about mental health and wellbeing

- Learn how Christian spiritual life can enhance mental health

- Gain a certificate in Mental Health Awareness accredited by Mental Health first Aid England.

- Be trained to lead Well Kidz; a course developed by Wearside Youth for Christ

Dates of training coming up:

Sat. 13 th Mar from 9:00am – 11:00am – Session 1 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)Training

Sat. 20 th Mar from 9:00am – 11:00am – Session 2 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

Sat. 27 th Mar from 9:00am – 11:00am – Session 3 Well Kidz Training

Cost: £40.00 to cover the costs – including printed materials and resources and an excellent

reference manual from Mental Health First Aid England



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