Our services: Mental Health
Mental Health First Aid
A recognised qualification for teachers, parents and young volunteers. This provides a good understanding of a range of mental health issues and how best to help young people and signpost to other support and specialist services. This is an essential tools for teachers and parents in identifying emerging mental health needs to prevent problems escalating.
Mental Health Awareness Sessions / Workshops
Providing young people, teachers and parents with practical tools for building resilience, self-esteem, confidence and good mental health. The sessions help to raise awareness and challenge stigmas, breaking down barriers for young people to talk about mental health issues and access the help they need.
Mental Health Roadshows
Providing a high impact, one-off event that will engage large numbers of young people in mental health issues. This can be used to respond to young people needs and explore a particular issue that is relevant at the time such as; exam stress, body confidence, food and mood and friendships and healthy relationships.
Young Mental Health Champions – Peer to Peer Education
Support for schools to set up an internal peer mentoring scheme, which focuses on supporting students overall well-being and addressing low-level mental health concerns before they escalate.
YMCA Norfolk is a recognised and trusted provider with over 20 years experience delivering pastoral services in schools. We offer a range of tailored services and delivery models around mental health and wellbeing to meet the needs of your school and its pupils.
Our Peace of Mind counselling service provides early stage, individual support for young people. Our qualified counsellors are trained in a variety of approaches and work to the ethical framework for good practice of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.