Mental Health Workshops for Schools
No5 delivers Mental Health Workshops in schools and colleges in Reading with the aim to educate, support and build self-awareness for both young people and the people around them on the issues they face today.
This workshop is a singular workshop session aimed at helping improve Listening skills for parents/staff with their young people.
Workshops are developed in collaboration with our Young Ambassadors, aged 16-25, and our counsellors at No5. They are currently being delivered by No5’s Projects Coordinator, Abbie, and No5’s Outreach and Wellbeing Support Counsellor, Nathanya, both who have lived experience of No5’s service.
Workshop 7 – Listening Skills
Help parents/staff improve their listening skills with their young people so that young people can feel more heard and understood.
The current template of the workshop is designed to be delivered to parents. This can be adapted if the delivery is requested for staff. During the workshop we will look at the following: recognising the current efforts made, improving listening skills so better relationships with young people can develop, ‘what is listening?’, communication skills, the Adolescent Brain, ‘what is the role of a parent?’, key stigmatised topics, real life experiences, and practical skills.
Your attendees will:
- Benefit from young people led education and resources
- Develop an understanding of how to improve their listening skills.
- Understand the key differences between listening and hearing.
- Understand what is meant by active listening
- Hear real life experiences from young people regarding listening and impacts on them
- Discuss what the role of a parent is
- Learn about the adolescent brain and it’s relevance to the wellbeing of young people.
- Learn about different practical skills that you will be able to apply in your day to day life.