Introduction to Risk-Taking Behaviour

The risk-taking workshop is suitable for any adults who want to learn more about this topic and its relevance to young people in their care. Risk-taking is the leading cause of death amongst adolescents and increased risk-taking is a social phenomenon; young people only take more risks than other age groups when they are in social situations. When we create warm and satisfying relationships with young people, we can create a sense of safety so that the risks they take will be healthy ones — such as trying out for the school play, asking someone out, or taking challenging classes — instead of ones that will cause irreparable damage.


Course Summary


Delivered by clinical professionals, this two hour workshop focuses on risk-taking behaviour in young people, such as online risks, smoking, drug and alcohol misuse, sex and inappropriate relationships. During the session delegates will look at the influences on young people of the media, peers, family and general misinformation. The session culminates in an explorative discussion of effective interventions and solutions – enabling you to better support young people to make positive choices when faced with any type of risk.


This course also forms part of our three day Mental Health Champions Train the Trainer programme.


Learning Outcomes


  • To consider the findings of recent research on risk-taking behaviours
  • To explore why young people take risks
  • To discuss how to best support young people with risk-taking behaviour and share good practice


Added Benefits


To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge.





Prices start from just £400 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £35 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  See the ‘Contact Us’ section below for more details.

Contact us


To book your own course, please call 01733 373187 or email For the latest open course dates, visit our Training Courses and Workshops page.