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Mental Health Workshops for Schools

Gender Perceptions and Mental Health

Overview

No5 delivers Mental Health Workshops in schools, colleges, community groups/clubs and workplaces in Reading, with the aim to educate, support and build self-awareness in young people, and those who support them, around issues they face today.

There are 7 workshops in the series, based on current issues relevant to young people. 

Workshops are developed in collaboration with our Young Ambassadors, aged 16-25, and our counsellors at No5.

Workshop 4 - Gender Perceptions and Mental Health

Aim:

Tackle gender stereotypes and expectations that create barriers for young people and their mental wellbeing.

Synopsis:

Students will learn about the gendered expectations, myths and stereotypes in how young people ‘deal’ with feelings and emotions; such as “man up”. We’ll explore why this might be, what we can do about it, and demonstrate the impact of this on young mental health and suicide rates.

Outcomes:

Your students will:

  • Benefit from peer-led education and resources
  • Learn myths and facts around gender-based inequalities in mental health 
  • Understand the impact of gender stigma on young people
  • explore their own attitudes to gender in mental health 
  • Gain knowledge of the impact and outcomes of these issues on young people’s mental health
  • Challenge gender stereotypes that effect young people’s ability to get support

Cost: £175

These sessions are ideally delivered to groups of up to 25 participants