Mental Health Workshops For Children, Teens, Parents & Staff Training

  • Duration: 1 – 4 hours (Custom Sessions Available)
  • Location: UK/International
  • Suitability: Schools, Colleges, Universities, Foster Homes, Prisons, Secure Hospitals, PRUs, Young Offender Institutions, Charities and Corporations
  • Workshop Type: Face to Face or Virtual Facilitation via Zoom/Teams etc
  • Staff Training/Corporate Workshops: Yes
  • Training Resources: Getting a Grasp on Youth Mental Health: Covering Risk Factors, Bullying, Social Media, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Self-Harm and Much More by Letise Sampson (See Resource Guide Tab)

Youth mental health workshops that focus on reinforcing positive thinking habits and developing resilience can be invaluable in protecting young people from developing mental health problems. They can also help to reduce some of the symptoms for children experiencing mental health problems, and even speed their recovery in some cases.

Our Mental Health Workshops Can Explore:

  • Emotional Resilience
  • How to be A Supportive Friend
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Body Image & Low Self Esteem
  • Positive Thinking & Believing in Yourself
  • Healthy Eating
  • Confidence Building
  • Peer Pressure
  • Healthy Sleeping Patterns
  • Coping Skills for Dealing With Anger, Anxiety and Stress
  • Exam Stress
  • Mental health Awareness and Signposting

Mental health school, college and work performance go hand in hand. When a child or teenager is in good mental health, they will generally feel confident, content and happy with high self-esteem. This will keep them focused and motivated in school works environments and be able to overcome challenges and set goals for the future.

Sadly, many young people will develop mental health issue during their time at school. Some may be afflicted for a short time, lasting weeks or months, while others will suffer for years and may never fully recover.

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2020 Dreams offer a fun, hands-on and powerful Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop that can be easily adapted for children and young people of all ages, wherever your school or institution is located in the UK. Our facilitators are experienced, highly trained and have had recent enhanced DBS checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

As with most of our workshops, our Mental Health workshops can be customised to suit the needs of your school or organisation. Generally speaking, an interactive Mental Health workshop can be delivered as a morning/afternoon or full school day sessions which is typically 1-hour x 4/5 sessions with different groups of 30 students on rotation. For charities and corporate organisations please note we can customise any workshop according to your timetable and program.

Our mental health workshops along with our 60 other 2020 Dreams PSHE workshops can be delivered to a number of organisations. This includes Schools, Universities, Charities, Prisons, Corporate Organisations and for Parents.

Our Mental Health workshop program can be customised for all ages to cover various strategies in dealing with positive mental health including:

– Emotional Resilience
– Regular exercise
– Confidence building
– Mental health awareness and signposting
– Healthy eating
– Peer pressure
– Healthy relationships
– Personal hygiene
– Body image & low self-esteem
– Healthy sleeping patterns
– Relaxation and breathing skills
– Adopting a ‘can do’ attitude
– How to get support & how to be a supportive friend
– Exam stress
– Positive thinking & believing in yourself
– Coping skills for dealing with anger, anxiety and stress

We can deliver any specialist mental health workshops or training to just about any organisation in the mainland UK and also international. Some remote areas require additional travel and accommodation expenses. We can provide Mental Health workshops across the UK from Bristol, London, Ipswich, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham all the way to Southampton.

We have a dedicated mental health staff training program to support staff and parents working with young people. Get in touch to find out more.

We have over 60 PSHE programs available, from Grooming to Radicalisation, Knife Crime, Cyberbullying, Sex & Relationships, Consent, Teenage Relationship Abuse to name a few… if you are planning a drop down day take advantage by letting us provide multiple workshops to support your needs – find out the full list by downloading our 2020 Dreams brochure.

Booking multiple workshops can possibly trigger a discount. Get in touch with us and we can customise a program that suits your budget and needs.

Our booking processes is very easy, simply give us a call on 0207 859 4791 to run through your requirements or use our contact us page to get in touch and we will make all the necessary arrangements.

Key Statistics*

  • One in ten children aged 5 to 16 suffers from a diagnosable mental health condition (HSCIC).
  • Between 1 and 12 and 1 and 15 young people self-harm with a 68% increase in hospital admissions between 2001 and 2011. (Mental Health Foundation & Young Minds).
  • Nearly 80,000 young people suffer from depression (HSCIC).

*From the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC): Leeds, 2004; Mental Health Foundation: London, 2006 and Young Minds: London, 2019.

Publications

To support our work in raising awareness we have produced a number of books.

Topics include RSE, Knife Crime, Gang Prevention, Mental Health & more.

Our publications are suitable for both parents & teachers.

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The Value of 2020 Dreams Child Mental Health Workshops

Mental health problems rarely strike a child or teenager down overnight. There may or may not be a trigger, such as a bereavement or a negative social experience, that starts things off, but symptoms generally build up gradually until the child reaches a crisis point.

Thank You for the Mental Health INSET Training

Thank you for the Mental Health INSET Training. This went very well – this was delivered competently and professionally. There was very positive feedback from the staff with most of them stating it was thought provoking and useful. Please pass on our thanks to your trainers and we hope to work with 2020Dreams again in the future.

L. Jackson. Deputy Director Lifelong Learning, Barnet and Southgate College, London

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L. Jackson. Deputy Director Lifelong Learning, Barnet and Southgate College, London

Thank you for the Mental Health INSET Training. This went very well – this was delivered competently and professionally. There was very positive feedback from the staff with most of them stating it was thought provoking and useful. Please pass on our thanks to your trainers and we hope to work with 2020Dreams again in the future.

The Facilitator Was Very Engaging

The feedback for the Body Image Workshop from the teachers and classes involved was very positive – the facilitator was very engaging and the girls took very well to her.

Both Year 5 and 6 girls felt comfortable to open up to each other. Thank you for the workshop!

A. Northern. St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
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2019-06-26T10:22:01+00:00

A. Northern. St Albans High School for Girls, St Albans

The feedback for the Body Image Workshop from the teachers and classes involved was very positive – the facilitator was very engaging and the girls took very well to her. Both Year 5 and 6 girls felt comfortable to open up to each other. Thank you for the workshop!

The Body Image Workshop Was Interactive

The Body Image workshop was very interactive, creative and fun. Really good constant feedback throughout the session to the pupils.

Many thanks for the day!.

T, Muirhead, Castleford Academy

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
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2019-11-21T20:23:14+00:00

T, Muirhead, Castleford Academy

The Body Image workshop was very interactive, creative and fun. Really good constant feedback throughout the session to the pupils. Many thanks for the day!.

Thank You for Organising the Two Guest Speakers

Firstly thank you for organising the two guest speakers for our Mental Health Drop Drop Day. It is much appreciated.

From a personal point of view, I saw two of the presentations and I thought they were extremely good. Thanks again!

M.Leadon. Assistant Principal, Chinford Foundation School, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
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2019-06-26T10:28:04+00:00

M.Leadon. Assistant Principal, Chinford Foundation School, London

Firstly thank you for organising the two guest speakers for our Mental Health Drop Drop Day. It is much appreciated. From a personal point of view, I saw two of the presentations and I thought they were extremely good. Thanks again!

Mental Health Workshops Was Captivating!

The students were completely captivated by the Mental Health workshops; they were designed to engage the student start to finish and did so perfectly. Each workshop provided real-life examples of how current issues could affect young people such as themselves, and how best to approach the issues if they do.

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, Harrow, London

Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops
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2019-08-20T19:00:32+00:00

A, Russell. Whitefriars School, Harrow, London

The students were completely captivated by the Mental Health workshops; they were designed to engage the student start to finish and did so perfectly. Each workshop provided real-life examples of how current issues could affect young people such as themselves, and how best to approach the issues if they do.
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Relationships & Sex Education [RSE] Workshops

Child mental health workshops such as the 2020 Dreams Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop can help young people to recognise the early signs of deteriorating mental health, in themselves and others, enabling them to take appropriate action before problems get out of hand.

Sometimes peer understanding and support is enough to get children through a tough time, but our workshops will help students to realise when a mental health issue requires external help, such as medical attention. This can help to reduce school absence and disrupted learning as an intervention comes sooner rather than later when the problems may have become entrenched.

2020 Dreams child mental health workshops also include positive thinking strategies which can benefit all children. Everyone will experience tough times during the school journey and positive thinking training forms a valuable preventative measure.

Some of the strategies that child mental health workshops introduce are regular exercise;  healthy sleeping patterns; relaxation and breathing skills; adopting a ‘can do’ attitude; drawing on social support and making time for personal interests. Students will also be introduced to coping skills for dealing with anger, anxiety and stress.

Mental Health and the National Curriculum

Good quality child mental health workshops can form part of a school’s PSHE programme, but they can also be linked with other areas of the National Curriculum.

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For example, Year Six primary school children are required to learn about how nutrition affects the body; a 2020 Dreams Mental Health and Positive Thinking workshop can broaden this topic to include how good nutrition also benefits mental health and why mental and physical well-being needs to both be in place if children are to lead happy successful lives.

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