Promoting Good Health & Wellbeing
This is a bespoke face to face training course on Promoting Good Health and Wellbeing in Young People.
This course looks at the whole child and what is needed to keep them healthy in terms of physical, mental, social and spiritual health.
Consideration is given to a child’s diet, sleep, hygiene, exercise and medication at different ages.
The course looks at the responsibilities of a foster carer such as the timescales in which a looked after child should be registered with local health practitioners and what is expected of a carer in relation to paperwork.
The course looks at signs and symptoms that a young person may need additional support such as with their mental health.
Mental health problems affect 1 in every 10 children and young people in the UK. The incidence of mental health problems increases as children reach adolescence.
This means that in an average secondary school there could be 100 children experiencing mental health problems. There are a lot of stereotypes around mental health problems and young people are often afraid to speak out for fear of being seen as ‘mad’ or of being ‘locked away’.
These figures are based on the general population, but some experts believe that up to 60% of looked after children and 72% of children in residential care could have mental health problems.
The majority of these young people experience poor health, educational and social outcomes after they have left the care system. Studies suggest that children and care leavers may be 4-5 times more likely to attempt suicide in adulthood. They are also more likely to get into trouble with the police and have difficulties with employment.
The training session is bespoke and therefore designed to meet your needs. The session takes into account the different learning styles of participants and has aspects that are auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. The course can contain a combination of slides, videos, interactive exercises and case studies. Participants are encouraged to make use of the training pack to help with their learning.
By the end of the course Participants should be able to:
- Describe what is meant by the whole child
- Explain what is needed to keep the young person healthy
- Understand responsibilities in relation to young person’s health
- Identify different types of mental health problems experienced by young people
- Explain the signs and symptoms of different disorders
- Understand the process of diagnosis
- Assess how the young people can best be supported and identify strategies to achieve this
- Know where to access support