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Understanding Mental Health - Training and Awareness

Student wellbeing are very proud and fortunate to have collaborated with Hertfordshire Mind Network who will be delivering a series of bookable workshops open to staff and students..

If you would like to attend one or all of the sessions they are running on alternate Tuesdays during term time starting at 12:00pm and lasting between 1 and 2 hours dependant on the session. Sessions are delivered online via Zoom. There is no limit to the number of sessions you can attend. 

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Introduction to Mental Health

This session provides a universal introduction to mental health by increasing knowledge of how mental health relates to everyone. Students and staff will be provided with an overview of common mental health issues including, prevalence, signs and the affect they can have. The session covers stigma and will help improve confidence in attendees around talking about mental health. The session closes by ensuring attendees are aware of the support available across Hertfordshire.

By the end of the session attendees will be expected to:

  • Have an increased knowledge and broader understanding of mental health and understand some of the most common signs and symptoms of mental health conditions
  • Feel more confident to have conversations around mental health
  • Promote early intervention and prevention by knowing how to recognise changes in mental health and how to protect your own mental health
  • Have an increased awareness of the range of support and resources available in Hertfordshire, promoting access to early advice and support

 

Emotional Wellbeing and Coping Strategies

This session focuses on how to maintain positive mental and emotional health. It gives a brief overview of the psycho-social emotional climate in young adults and introduces 3 key steps in how to identify emotions without judgement and choose a response. Students and staff will learn research based self-help strategies for positive emotional wellbeing, how to establish when further support is needed and how to access other support available.

By the end of the session attendees will be expected to:

  •  Have a broad understanding of what emotional wellbeing is
  • Have practical self-help strategies to further understand and de-escalate strong emotions
  • Know when to and where to access additional support

 

Five Ways to Wellbeing

The aim of this session is to introduce five basic strategies grounded in research that students and staff can use to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The webinar comprises practical activities to increase basic awareness of mental health, self-care and monitoring, as well as learning alternative places for support.

By the end of the session attendees will be expected to:

  • Have an understanding of what mental health is and how it impacts you
  • Have practical strategies to maintain and improve your wellbeing
  • Have a greater awareness and knowledge of the support available across Hertfordshire

 

Introduction to Spot the Signs – Suicide Prevention

The purpose of this session is to increase attendees’ knowledge and awareness about suicide in young adults. The webinar will explore high risk groups, protective factors and increase confidence in using practical strategies for identifying and responding to signs of suicide in young adults.

By the end of the session attendees will be expected to:

  • Have a broad awareness of suicide
  • Have an understanding of risk factors and warning signs
  • Have a basic understanding of responding to suicidal behaviours
  • Know where and when to signpost for additional support

 

Understanding Self-Harm in Young People: A Non-Clinical Perspective

This session outlines prevalent types of self-harming behaviour and how these develop in young people. Attendees will be provided with information on the common warning signs and causes of self-harm in young people. The session will help young people to understand their own self-harming behaviours and improve confidence in professionals to support young people by identifying causes, considering the effects of myths and stigma, along with how to have conversations about self-harm. 

By the end of the session, attendees will be expected to:

  • Have an increased knowledge as to how self-harm develops in young people
  • Be able to spot the warning signs of self-harm in young people, both physical and emotional
  • Consider the effect of myths and stigma on how we approach the topic of self-harm with young people
  • Be more equipped to support young people to manage self-harming behaviour
  • Have an awareness of further self-harm support services, apps or websites for young people


Understanding Eating Disorders in Young People

This session provides information on types of eating disorder and how they present in young people. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the common warning signs of eating disorders in young people, both physical and emotional. The session will help young people to understand their own disordered eating and improve confidence in professionals to support young people by identifying causes, considering the effects of myths and stigma, along with how to have conversations about eating disorders.

By the end of the session, attendees will be expected to:

  • Have an increased knowledge as to how eating disorders present themselves in young people
  • Be able to spot the warning signs of an eating disorder in young people, both physical and emotional
  • Consider the effect of myths and stigma on how you approach the topic of eating disorders with young people
  • Be more equipped to support young people who are at risk of an eating disorder or who have an eating disorder
  • Have an awareness of further eating disorder services, apps or websites to support young people

 

Understanding Anxiety in Young People

This session provides information on the different types of anxiety conditions and how they present in young people. Attendees will be provided with an overview of the common warning signs of anxiety in young people, as well as common causes. The session will help young people to understand their anxiety and improve confidence in professionals to support young people to manage their anxiety. 

By the end of the session, attendees will be expected to:

  • Have an increased knowledge as to what anxiety is and how it presents in young people
  • Develop an understanding around different types of anxiety based mental health conditions
  • Spot the warning signs of anxiety in young people
  • Identify the causes of anxiety and young people
  • Be more equipped to support young people to manage anxiety
  • Have an awareness of further anxiety services, apps or websites to support young people

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