Main areas of work and projects
Working with Young People
Promoting Wellbeing Training Project
This ongoing initiative provides training for those working with vulnerable teenagers in a variety of settings and contexts. The overall aim is to increase the competence and confidence of staff working with vulnerable young people by improving their knowledge and skills. There is particular emphasis on the emotional wellbeing of vulnerable young people.
The project originally began with three- year funding from the Department of Health, and is now firmly established, and well into its 8th year.
The courses are provided as open events which are run in London and Manchester, or on a tailor-made basis for individual organisations.
The course content is mapped to relevant national occupational standards and some programmes also involve post-course assessment that can result in accredited units or qualifications in work with young people. The Courses and Conferences section of the website provides full details.
The Course topics include:
- Abuse and neglect in young people
- Adolescent development
- Adversity and trauma
- Anxiety and depression in young people
- Counselling skills for non-counsellors
- Promoting Wellbeing - developing positive self esteem in young people
- Foster care – promoting positive relationships
- Group work skills for working with parents and young peole
- Supporting Young People with Mental Health Problems
- Professional boundaries
- Risky behaviour
- Supported housing
- Suicide prevention
- Transition from primary to secondary school
- Working with Vulnerable Young People
- Supporting Young Fathers
- Supporting Young Parents
Who is the training for?
A wide variety of workers attend the open courses and commission tailor-made training.
These have included: social workers, counsellors, youth workers, Connexions staff, personal advisors, foster carers, professional assistants, residential staff, teachers, school support staff, heath promotion workers, school nurses, youth offending teams, the prison service as well as a range of voluntary organisations.
If you would like to find out more about the project or the training courses provided, please e-mail Wook Hamilton, Projects and Training Manager, or call her on 01273 647 343.