12 June 2024 9:30am–11:30am
Online - Via MS TEAMS
This learning takes a look at the everyday challenges facing children and young people and the effect it can have on their mental health.
One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19
in an average group of 30 15 year olds:
- Seven are likely to have been bullied
- Six may be self-harming
- One could have experienced the death of a parent
Record levels of young people are struggling. Academic pressure, social media, bullying, poverty, lack of availability of professional mental health support – all have been named by various sources as contributing to this epidemic of poor mental health in our young people.
Learn with Mind for a thorough introduction to mental health awareness – children and young people’s mental health edition.
Using literature from Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA®) courses and ARC Trauma Informed training HFEH Mind have developed a session for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 5 -25.
We will begin to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
Our courses won’t teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis – and even potentially stop a crisis from happening.
But more than that, we aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
Wednesday 12th June| 09:30am – 11:30am | MS Teams
Learn with MIND (Hammersmith, Ealing and Fulham Mind)
We hope that employers and Managers see the benefit to requesting time off to attend from your workplace should you need too.
You may want to make your Branch Union Learning Representative or Education Officer aware that you are attending this course to link with other learners or join the local learning network
If you are in need of support to request time off from your work to attend please talk to the branch to gain support.
These sessions are being held during the evening but if you are on shift or working and want to attend you may be able to negotiate time off from your workplace.
You may have a local policy or learning agreement to support with gaining reasonable time off to attend our learning from your employer. There is also guidance via ACAS – Time off advice
For further learning options please keep an eye on our webpage and social media.
If you have any questions about the course please do not hesitate to get in contact with us
Email: SW Education Enquiries
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What happens if I need to cancel my place on an e-leaning course?
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Am I entitled to time off to attend a course?
Yes, you should approach your line manager to arrange time off in the same way you would for other training and annual leave. We hope that Line Managers and employers see the benefit for you attending our UNISON Learning offer.
The right to time off in workplaces where the UNISON is recognised can on occasions create less barriers to members who want to attend learning offered by UNISON. Trade union workplace representatives have a right to paid time off for the purpose of carrying out their trade union duties or to take part in union training. Where there isn’t a recognition agreement or facility time agreement, reps should seek advice from their branch in the first instance in regards to time off for training.
By registering to this course using the booking button please ensure you have the time off to attend. Support for requesting time off can be offered.
What are our courses like?
Our courses are friendly and informal. Our training is aimed at making learning a fun rather than a daunting experience. Everyone’s views and experiences are listened to. You will not be lectured at and given every opportunity to participate and there is no exam at the end unlike school or college. We have guidance on this under our Working Together guidelines.
What should I consider before joining an online course?
If possible, you should find a quiet space to complete the course either at work or at home.
To access all of our e-learning courses, you will need a tablet or computer. If you are using your employer’s IT equipment, then make sure you have permission to use it for a trade union course. Most facility agreements allow you to use employer equipment, but check with your branch if you are unsure.
Check the event listing for the platform that we’ll be using and ensure that you have access to use Zoom or Microsoft Teams.