Online Workshop — Supporting Young Minds

Online event
Friday, 01 March

The mental health of our young people is in crisis. A recent report by UNICEF Switzerland found that one in three adolescents between the ages of 14-19 is struggling with their mental health. Nearly one in two has experienced suicidal thoughts and one in 11 has acted on them. In addition, 50% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and 75% before the age of 25.
That's why it is so important that those working with, and caring for, young people understand more about mental illness, are trained to recognize when a young person may be struggling with their mental health, and know how and when to offer support. This will enable them to become part of a proactive prevention and early intervention approach that is vital to improve these statistics.
This four-and-a-half-hour online workshop led by HealthFirst Directors Dr. Michelle Wright and Dr. Mecky McNeil is aimed at those caring for, or working with, young people including parents, teachers, support staff, coaches and youth workers. As British-qualified GP’s, Drs. Wright and McNeil have a wealth of knowledge in this field and are experienced in delivering this training in schools and communities across Switzerland.
The cost of the workshop is CHF 100. You can register at Participants must be age 18 or over.


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