Why does the workforce need training on mental health?

  • Mental health is a corner stone in the development of resilience
  • Crucially important to children and young people as they are growing up
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health and start the conversation
  • Current stats – 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health problem
  • ½ of adults with life time mental illness (excluding dementia) first experience the symptoms before the age of 14 (Kim-Cohen et al 2003)
  • We agree with the Government that the mental health of children and young people is “everybody’s business”
  • Future In Mind and 5 year plan
  • Prevalence of difficulties amongst our children means that prevention, mental health promotion and early intervention are highly significant
  • To intervene effectively it is vital for front line staff to be able to reduce stigma, effectively identify and support those at risk of developing mental health difficulties. It is also important to know when to discuss and seek support from specialist services.
  • These courses are designed to support the workforce feel more confident when identifying and supporting young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing difficulties
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Last modified: October 28, 2022