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Young People, Mental Health, Referrals & Coping Strategies

Short Course

Duration: 1 day  Fee: £98


Increasingly practitioners, volunteers and other staff in a frontline situation are encountering young people who may be showing some symptoms of poor mental health. Appropriate referral in these situations are important in allowing the young person to access early help, however many, when asked, feel unsure of how to handle these situations.

Our course has a unique approach of getting practitioners to focus on identifying the symptoms of poor mental health when making a referral. The course does not cover different diagnostic labels. This approach allows a practitioner to remain non-judgemental and leaves the actual diagnostic assessment to the clinician in line with best practice.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the symptoms of poor mental health.
  • Refer to Mental Health Services.
  • Have a clear idea of good practice when referring.
  • An understanding of the different Mental Health Services including, statutory, voluntary, primary and secondary.
  • How to make a Tier 1 Assessment that is non-labelling for the young person, and has no assumptions of what the young person’s diagnosis would be.
  • How to make an appropriate referral.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at a wide range of practitioners in Schools, YOT, Youth workers, Police, Learning Mentors, Social Workers, Foster carers and others working with young people with who may be displaying signs of having mental health issues.

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Triple Helix Training
0208 -1-333-168