Introduction to Adolescent Mental Health

Target Audience - Secondary Schools

This is a three hour workshop written solely with the aim to support secondary staff in understanding the complexity of an adolescent’s unconscious processes.

We do this with the aim of empowering staff to be aware of what it is they are managing day to day, to allow adolescents to be more fully understood and to help prevent burn out in staff.

Children and young people have a way of engaging us in complex processes, entirely without agenda, awareness or motivation. As adults in positions of authority who are keen to help, support achievement and foster relationships, we bear the brunt of a child or young person’s presentation, and tend to carry that and digest those feelings as if they were our own.

The workshop looks to explore all of that, interactively and experientially and within a psychoanalytic framework.

For further information, please email Louise Picton.

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"This was the most useful mental health training I have been to."