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Free training available to professionals and volunteers working with young people across Wales

There’s an African proverb: ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, does that really apply today?

“Equipping young people to maintain good mental health, support peers and access support when required is one of the big challenges for our society. Providing some of the essential building blocks within education is a great opportunity to really turn the tide on mental health.” Dr Dave Williams, Consultant Psychiatrist, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

Action for Children believes that equipping whole communities to support and nurture children is the way to ensure all our children grow, develop, and learn in a safe and healthy environment. So, are rolling out our digital Guide training to anyone who wants it in Wales.

The Guide Digital training is:

  • available free for a limited time
  • evidence-based
  • suitable for professionals and volunteers supporting young people
  • designed to improve Mental Health knowledge and understanding
  • designed to reduce stigma
  • designed to support young people to increase help-seeking behaviours

Action for Children have been delivering it to schools across Wales since 2018 and the feedback has been positive. It equips professionals with enough knowledge and confidence to help prevention and assist early identification of mental disorders.

Previous delegates have commented:

“This is the best mental health training I’ve done in years, and was the easiest to understand”

“Mind blowing.”

“A great way of breaking the stigma around mental health.”

“A very informative and empowering training.”

“A valuable experience to improve the support for young people.”

Supporting and safeguarding children is everybody’s business. To help build supportive, responsive and skilled communities for children to be raised means sharing knowledge and understanding that can benefit not just a few in designated roles, but for all those involved in helping children learn, grow and develop to reach their potential.

Guide Digital training is delivered in groups of up to 10 people over four sessions of 2.5 hours each. CPD certificate (10 hours) awarded on completion of four sessions.

For booking enquiries, please email: [email protected]. A booking form is provided below.

Booking Form – Ffurflen Archebu.docx

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