How to have Conversations with Adolescents about Mental Health
Date & Time:
Audience: All practitioners working with children and young people in Hertfordshire.
In this workshop we discuss mental health stigma, how adolescence is perceived and how to navigate interpersonal interactions in a way that promotes emotional wellbeing. This will be done in the context of the types of changes adolescents experience socially, psychologically and biologically. Content centred on how to improve resilience and communication will explore the benefits of talking openly, developing a support network, managing expectations and what to do if a conversation around mental health has not gone as planned. Attendees will receive a signposting guide of organisations to contact if they are ever in need of external support.
- Have an increased global understanding of the adolescent experience and a broader understanding of mental health
- Feel more confident holding and/or instigating a conversation around mental health and wellbeing
- An understanding of how to foster resilience in young people