Additional resources

Campaigns

 

YMCA is involved with various campaigns around supporting young people an we encourage everyone to get involved. These include:

 

Small Talks

To tie in with World Mental Health day on 10 Oct 2021, YMCA England and Wales have launched a new campaign called Small Talks. In a year that has seen so many conversations paused because we haven’t been able to see people, we want to shout about the important of small conversations. Small Talks can bring a huge difference in people’s lives.

The campaign is designed to encouraging everyone to Take the time, Ask Twice, Learn to Listen, Keep it up

 

 

SMALL TALKS RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS

 

 

 

#IAMWHOLE

IAMWHOLE is an anti-stigma mental health campaign developed in partnership with the NHS & YMCA, launched in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Be Real

Be Real is a body confidence campaign, co-ordinated by YMCA, the campaign was founded in partnership with Dove. Aiming to change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.

 

 

 

Event resources

 

We organise a range of open events for a variety of audiences. Below are just some of the resources available for you to view:

 

Managing Challenging Behaviour

 

This webinar took place on Wednesday 1 December 2021 and focused on helping those who need support with parenting or when working with children.

This session was recorded and is available to view online.

 

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Parent and Carer wellbeing: the foundation of child wellbeing

 

This webinar took place on 8 June 2021 and focused on how parents and carers support themselves and look after their mental health and how their mental wellbeing can impact onto their children. Attendees learnt what ‘wellbeing’ means as well as tips and strategies to use when they’re struggling most.

This session was recorded and is available to view online.

 

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Staff wellbeing: the foundation of child wellbeing

 

This webinar took place on 25 May 2021 and focused on how staff can improve and maintain their mental health and how this can impact on the children they care and look after during work. Attendees learnt what ‘wellbeing’ means as well as tips and strategies to use when they’re feeling low and struggling.

This session was recorded and is available to view online.

 

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Anxiety in Children: Strategies for Parents and Carers webinar & Strategies for Staff webinar

 

There were two webinars (16 & 25 March 2021), one aimed at parents and carers & the other for school staff, both focusing on the anxiety that we are seeing in some children especially as they return to school. We focused on what anxiety looks like in school, how to talk about it, and how to support children in managing it.

You can watch the sessions by clicking on the buttons below:

 

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Staff

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Parents & Carers

 

Motivation in Education event

 

This online event took place on 23 February  2021 and was attended by over 60 professionals from different parts of the country.

The pandemic has brought many challenges for education settings, and has had a significant effect on the ability of staff and pupils to concentrate and stay motivated. The focus of this event was to help individuals develop a greater awareness of Motivation for themselves and the setting they work in.

Bevis Moynan (Author of Mapping Motivation for Coaching) and Senior Trainer of Motivational Mapping spoke about various scenarios where motivation is a prime factor in achieving successful outcomes, examples of some of these are;

 

  • Improve the dynamic between children/parents and teachers
  • Improve classroom and online motivation and performance
  • Enhance leadership management and coaching skills through knowledge of the differences in what motivates and how you can use that to aid performance, communication and cohesion
  • Ensure your own career decisions are in alignment with what is important to you and how that is likely to change
  • Understand values based career conflict and why both people get stuck in their careers and struggle with people with opposing career values
  • Understand how a knowledge of motivation can massively grow awareness and lead to more informed delivery and unlock challenges with student learning

 

This session was recorded and is available to view online.

 

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If you would like further information about our events, please contact us at mentalhealthtraining@ymcatrinity.org.uk.