Mental Health Training
As we begin offering our new programme Get Vocal - Connectforce want to improve our understanding of how to best support young people safely.
Lisa Wilson generously spent a morning imparting some of her incredible knowledge with us. Lisa’s training started with introducing the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and their irrefutable impact they have on young people’s development and adult life. For example, did you know that 1 in 6 adults experienced 4 or more types of ACEs. However, statistically people with 4 or more ACEs 4.5 x more likely to develop depression. Tackling ACEs plays a huge part in reducing likelihood of depression in adults. We also learnt about the incredible complexities of the adolescent brain, and how to tailor our programme to be build for young people, with their needs in mind. Thank you Lisa for facilitating such an engaging session where we learnt so much #knowledgeispower
“It tied in well with the Mental Health First Aid training that one of the team members had previously done and really informed us to be able to give the best possible experience and care to those who we interact with.
With this knowledge we confidentially can tailor our workshops to be adaptive and encouraging in ways that work best for young people. Lisa was incredibly attentive to using the information to help us make it relevant for our needs and the needs of those young people we hope to work with." Claudia Wace, Connectforce Director