Protective Behaviours & Mental Health
A report by the National Association of Head Teachers reported in 2016 that 1 in 5 children suffer mental health problems before the age of 11. In January 2018, The Prince’s Trust identified low self-confidence as one of three major concerns (together with political upheaval and job worries) from a UK wide study that leave young people anxious and daunted by life.
We are proud to be changing the culture of Mental Health, with the Protective Behaviours Consortium CIC (PBC) . Along with them we are committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults in schools and colleges. Schools can play a vital role in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children to build resilience, while colleges want to prepare young people for future working life by building self-confidence and the ability to deal with stress and anxiety. With growing demand and more complex situations to deal with, limited access to resources can mean meeting this challenge is difficult.
To help schools and colleges fill this gap in provision and support all children and young people, including those who are seen as more vulnerable, PBC has responded to this important issue by developing a range of new support options in addition to the long-established training courses for professionals. (PBC website)
Feeling Safe for Life Course.
We are excited to be launching a new fully accredited course providing a level 1 qualification for young people for the Award in Health and Wellbeing.
The PBC Feeling Safe for Life Course helps to develop an understanding of lifestyle choices and other factors that relate to an affect well-being. It is suitable for anyone who would like a better understanding of mental health and personal wellbeing. Through an understanding of 'Feeling Safe' and the Protective Behaviours Process, the course enables individuals to find practical strategies to support thier own and others mental health and mental wellbeing.
the course is provided in groups with lots of interactive activities and time to develop ideas and strategies in the sessions. there are five units to complete:
1. Understanding Feelings and Emotions
2. Understanding Stress
3. Positive Mental Health
4. Understanding relationships.
5. Understanding risk.