Train young people to be Wellbeing Ambassadors

This workshop for young people is an introduction to providing effective peer support and developing the wellbeing of young people in their setting.

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Train young people to be Wellbeing Ambassadors

This workshop for young people is an introduction to providing effective peer support and developing the wellbeing of young people in their setting.

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Welbeing Ambassadors Workshop

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors Workshop is an evidence based training session for young people, equipping them to be Wellbeing Ambassadors within their settings. By training young people to be leaders amongst their peers, this workshop supports the prevention of mental health problems by developing wellbeing within the setting.

The Wellbeing Ambassadors will be trained in a variety of approaches and strategies they can use to develop and lead peer support projects to reduce stigma, improve access, develop positive coping and reduce stress.
Our peer support approach has been developed in partnership with CAMHS and School Wellbeing Service teams in a range of local authorities nationally.

What will the workshop cover?

During the workshop participants will:

  • Gain insight into the prevalence of mental health problems amongst young people and how developing peer support can help reduce these problems.
  • Discover practical ways to effectively manage stress in themselves and others.
  • Explore coping strategies and discover ways to cultivate positive coping for peers.
  • Develop ways to reduce mental health stigma in their setting.
  • Develop strategies to improve awareness and access to the support available in their setting for mental health and wellbeing.
  • Explore boundaries and responsibilities including safeguarding, to ensure the Wellbeing Ambassadors are aware of what they can do to effectively support the wellbeing of their peers and maintain their own levels of wellbeing.

What difference will it make?

  • Be able to develop ways that remove barriers and increase access to support for their peers.
  • Feel able to influence a reduction in negative coping strategies being used by young people.
  • Be able to apply proven stress management strategies and tools to help themselves and others.
  • Feel more able to address the poor mental health negatively affecting young people’s achievement, attainment and success.
  • Feel confident to use the tools, techniques and strategies covered in the training to help themselves and other young people in their setting.
  • Have planned actions to develop wellbeing and positive mental health for young people within the setting.
  • Be on course to gain valuable skills and experiences as a Wellbeing Ambassador that can be used to enhance personal statements and as examples of accomplishments in interview situations.

Underpinning Evidence

This workshop draws upon literature, evidence and applied practice from the fields of positive psychology and coaching psychology, and combines this with best practice guidelines and government recommended frameworks for developing school mental health. The elements of the workshop are based on approaches that have been empirically proven to develop young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Peer support is something young people identify as critical to the development of their mental health. The Department of Health (2015) also recognise that peer support provides an important opportunity to develop wellbeing within young people. The development of relationships along with social support from peers and social and school connectedness have been demonstrated to be vital elements for the mental wellbeing of young people and crucial to developing wellbeing and reducing mental health problems.

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Practical Information

Duration
Full school day or three two-hour workshops (depending on location)

Suitable for
Young people identified by the school to become Wellbeing Ambassadors. These could be from a range of year groups or a single year group.

Cost
Dependent on delegate numbers - request a quote below

Interested in tailored training?

We regularly develop tailored training to meet the specific needs of individual organisations.

Get in touch

Looking for a course for yourself?

See our open courses

Welbeing Ambassadors Workshop

Our Wellbeing Ambassadors Workshop is an evidence based training session for young people, equipping them to be Wellbeing Ambassadors within their settings. By training young people to be leaders amongst their peers, this workshop supports the prevention of mental health problems by developing wellbeing within the setting.

The Wellbeing Ambassadors will be trained in a variety of approaches and strategies they can use to develop and lead peer support projects to reduce stigma, improve access, develop positive coping and reduce stress.
Our peer support approach has been developed in partnership with CAMHS and School Wellbeing Service teams in a range of local authorities nationally.

What will the workshop cover?

During the workshop participants will:

  • Gain insight into the prevalence of mental health problems amongst young people and how developing peer support can help reduce these problems.
  • Discover practical ways to effectively manage stress in themselves and others.
  • Explore coping strategies and discover ways to cultivate positive coping for peers.
  • Develop ways to reduce mental health stigma in their setting.
  • Develop strategies to improve awareness and access to the support available in their setting for mental health and wellbeing.
  • Explore boundaries and responsibilities including safeguarding, to ensure the Wellbeing Ambassadors are aware of what they can do to effectively support the wellbeing of their peers and maintain their own levels of wellbeing.

What difference will it make?

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to develop ways that remove barriers and increase access to support for their peers.
  • Feel able to influence a reduction in negative coping strategies being used by young people.
  • Be able to apply proven stress management strategies and tools to help themselves and others.
  • Feel more able to address the poor mental health negatively affecting young people’s achievement, attainment and success.
  • Feel confident to use the tools, techniques and strategies covered in the training to help themselves and other young people in their setting.
  • Have planned actions to develop wellbeing and positive mental health for young people within the setting.

Underpinning Evidence

This workshop draws upon literature, evidence and applied practice from the fields of positive psychology and coaching psychology, and combines this with best practice guidelines and government recommended frameworks for developing school mental health. The elements of the workshop are based on approaches that have been empirically proven to develop young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Peer support is something young people identify as critical to the development of their mental health. The Department of Health (2015) also recognise that peer support provides an important opportunity to develop wellbeing within young people. The development of relationships along with social support from peers and social and school connectedness have been demonstrated to be vital elements for the mental wellbeing of young people and crucial to developing wellbeing and reducing mental health problems.

 
 
 

Practical Information

Duration
Full school day or three two-hour workshops (depending on location)

Suitable for
Young people identified by the school to become Wellbeing Ambassadors. These could be from a range of year groups or a single year group.

Cost
Dependent on delegate numbers - request a quote below

Practical Information

Duration
Full school day or three two-hour workshops (depending on location)

Suitable for
Young people identified by the school to become Wellbeing Ambassadors. These could be from a range of year groups or a single year group.

Cost
Dependent on delegate numbers - request a quote below

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Interested in tailored training?

We regularly develop tailored training to meet the specific needs of individual organisations.

Get in touch

Looking for a course for yourself?

See our open courses