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Youth Unity Mental Health Webinar
1 %
of young people with mental health problems aren't getting the help they need
1 %
of those who do get referred into NHS services are not accepted into treatment
1 %
of all mental health problems start by the age of 14

This is a FREE taster workshop to launch our new way of hosting workshops both on line and in person. All we ask at the end is that you give us feedback on the delivery

We know education is key and we also know that many students also teachers and professionals are experiencing the impact of COVID-19 and isolation, and the focus is now on returning back into society.There is no doubt that mental health is now a real concern for all.

Paul McKenzie will be hosting this interactive online workshop and present the short film with a series of Q&A live interaction.

At the end of the film, Paul will present and open a live open poll discussion to enable us to start conversations that offer solutions. All data will be collated to form an understanding of how we are all coping in a covid world, this data will be presented after the workshop via emailPaul McKenzie who is an expert on criminal exploitation with over 25 year’s experience in youth development, along with professional training.

Paul has worked many schools, colleges and Pru’s across the country and often leads on discussions and training at Scotland Yard.

Alongside our workshops we also offer motivational talks and training for teachers and facilitators as they also need the additional support in a time that has many challenges

Youth Unity has developed a way delivering interactive on line workshops through short films that raise awareness and truly engage students and professionals. These short films address a variety of challenges that young people may be facing. We work to address Topics such as:

The Objectives

  • Improve overall knowledge in order to safeguard vulnerable cohorts creating a positive impact on young people at risk.

  • Create an awareness to parents and carer’s of how they can better identify at early positive intervention opportunities for supporting vulnerable young people.

  • Enable parents and carer’s to better understand how they can effectively contribute to partnership information for the purposes of improving joint agency risk assessment, mitigation and collaborative responses.

  • Ensure that staff and young person’s play a key role in providing constructive feedback for ensuring improved delivery of the educational inputs over time in line with specific staff/department needs.

  • To understand how we can build solutions to help young people identify when they need to seek help 

  • We still don’t know the exact number of children battling issues like anxiety and depression, but here are some statistics about mental health that help tell the story

  • 1 in 6 children aged 5-16 likely to have a mental health problem

  • As the number of young people needing mental support shoots up, many are forced to find their own way of coping. Even with a referral into NHS mental health services, many don’t go on to get treated.

  • We’ve seen it on social media too. Through poems on Instagram to short relatable videos on TikTok, Generation Z have made mental health accessible and more approachable for people their age going through similar things. But they shouldn’t have to pick up society’s slack.

  • Younger generations are forced to adapt. Young people in our well-being services go out of their way to support others who might not have access to help. They share their experiences and suggest activities to help with things like stress and anxiety

With most schools and colleges moving towards online and remote learning, isn’t it time to stay connected and engaged with your students? Some of the challenges that we face as parents, carers and professionals often relate to how we are able to gauge interaction with our students, whilst delivering crucial lessons and
workshops.

We know education is key and we also know that many students are experiencing the impact of COVID-19 and isolation. Many of them have become despondent when engaging in online activities. There is also no doubt that mental health is now a real concern for all.

This is how our Remote Awareness Sessions offer the solution.

We have developed an amazing way of delivering interactive workshops and short films that raise awareness and truly engage. Participants are able to fully engage with facilitators.

These workshops and short films address a variety of challenges that young people
may be facing.

Topics such as:
COVID – 19
Social Media Abuse
Peer Pressure
Grooming
Knife Crime
Domestic Violence

Pupils can use their devices to participate in live debates and awareness workshops to ask questions, vote and enjoy quizzes.

Our RAW sessions produce realtime statistical data that  can be used to further support the needs of those affected by the subjects of the workshops and help to signpost so that can access that extra support.

The data can also be use to ascertain the need for more specific areas of concern to be addressed such as criminal exploitation, gang affiliation and sexual abuse.

We believe that RAW is a powerful tool in teaching and raising awareness, it also is an asset to facilitators and organisations a like.