Place2Be's Mental Health Champions - Foundation Programme

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Place2Be's Mental Health Champions - Foundation Programme

Youth Scotland are delighted to partner with Place2Be to bring valuable mental health training to youth workers (paid and voluntary) across Scotland, particularly in this challenging time of a pandemic.

This online mental health training enhances professionals’ understanding of children and young people’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive well-being for them and the adults around them.

Course details

• You will have a dedicated Place2Be professional to join discussions and aid online learning.

• 5-week programme.

• Broken down into 15-minute sections to fit around your day (1–1.5 hours per week total).

• No fixed timings - you can access the programme via any device and work through it at a time to suit you.

Modules cover

1. Understanding mental health & well-being Introduces factors that contribute to positive mental health and well-being.

2. Nature and nurture Explores how early experiences shape the way we perceive ourselves and relate to others, and how those experiences create the pathways in the brain that support our development. 

3. How can I help? Considers what a child’s or young person’s behaviour might be communicating about their underlying needs.

4. Mental health: everybody’s business Reflects on the importance of positive mental health for everyone with a focus on the adults around the child or young person

We are also actively seeking applications from youth workers in the Scottish Islands, in support of our Young Islanders Project, in partnership with Scottish Government.

Please register your interest and we will send you more joining information by 30th August, 2021.

Please note: to register you for this course we will share registration information provided with Place2Be in accordance with our privacy policy (

Follow the steps below to fully register on the course

Step 1: Register of interest with Youth Scotland closing date: 30th August, 2021.

• Youth Scotland will then email the Place2Be register link to everyone who registers their interest for the course on the 30th August.

• This will be emailed to the address you enter (please double check your email address).

• PLEASE NOTE – 30th August is NOT the first day of the course, this is the date you need to register your interest by. You must follow each step outlined to be fully registered on the course.

Step 2: Register onto the course with Place2Be. Opening date: 30th August. Closing date: 13th September.

Step 3: Course start date is Wednesday 15th September. Place2Be will send a welcome email on this date with how to set up via ‘Hive Learning’.

• This course is delivered via an App.

• This is not delivered on ‘Zoom’.

• Each Wednesday thereafter for a further 4 weeks a new module will be released.

• The course is flexible learning - You choose the time, the place and device you prefer to learn on.

Open to all - members and non-members , voluntary sector and local authority.

Funding has been provided for a cohort of Place2Be’s Introduction to Mental Health by STV Appeal and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis on step 2 of registration.

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Youth Scotland is the national charity for supporting and delivering youth work in the community. We believe in changing lives through youth work.

We are the largest national youth work organisation in Scotland, supporting more than 65,000 young people, over 1,400 youth groups and over 8,000 youth workers including 5,000 volunteers. Youth Scotland has been around since the early 20th century and has a diverse membership network – from small rural youth groups to large urban projects. The common goal that we all share is better outcomes for young people.

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