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Deaf mental health: Taster session

Photo: Learn how to open up communication by creating a safe place to discuss good emotional wellbeing

Are you a professional supporting the mental health of deaf children and young people?

In place of our Scotland Deaf Mental Health conference which has now been postponed until Spring 2021, our online Deaf mental health taster session will help you to learn how to use one of the sessions from our Healthy Minds training programme with the deaf children and young people you support.

Book your place

Location: Online event
Time: 10 – 12noon
Date: 6 October 2020
Cost: £10

Ticket sales will close at 10am on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Workshop Overview

The mental health of deaf children and young people has never been more important than in recent times. All young people have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic; deaf children and young people more than most.

Our online Deaf mental health taster session will focus on the Healthy Minds session ‘What is a Healthy Mind and a Healthy Body?’ and will also look at ways to develop good emotional vocabulary. This will enable you to help the deaf children and young people you support to explore emotional wellbeing and make the link between a healthy mind and a healthy body.

During this workshop you will learn how to effectively use this session of Healthy Minds with the deaf children and young people you support. You will have the opportunity to try these techniques and methods, whilst sharing ideas with others.

You will leave this workshop feeling more confident to open up communication by creating a safe place to discuss good emotional wellbeing.

Who is this training for?

This online workshop is aimed at professionals working with deaf children and young people in education or health and social care settings.

How much does it cost?

This is an online workshop, costing £10.

Meet the trainer

Martin Brown

Martin Brown has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 as a Training Officer. He leads on development and delivery of the Healthy Minds resource, which guides professionals on supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children and young people in their setting.

Martin has been deaf since birth. He is a fully qualified (BA) Youth and Community Worker and has worked with disabled and D/deaf children and young people, their families and professionals for over 25 years.

Martin has delivered the Healthy Minds training programme to over 1,000 professionals and in 60 different education, health and social settings.

FAQs

Will the Scotland Deaf Mental Health conference be rescheduled?

Yes. The current plan is to reschedule the Scotland Deaf Mental Health conference for Spring 2021. More information will be available as it becomes available.


I work with younger children/teenagers – will the training be suitable?

We believe the Healthy Minds resource is suitable for all ages and abilities. The key is in the skills of the facilitator. As part of the online workshop, the trainer will encourage delegates to reflect on the children they support and consider how they can creatively amend some of the activities or tools to meet the needs of the children they have in mind.


What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend and need to cancel your place, please contact us at [email protected] Refunds will be available as below:

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you will not be charged.


Do I need to be a member?

No, however if you'd like to become a professional member you can join for free. Our membership allows you to join our community of professionals who are supporting deaf children, young people and their families throughout the UK.

For more information and to set up your free membership, please visit us online.


Do I need to book my own communication support?

No. We will have captions as standard, however if you require an interpreter please let us know and we will book it for you.


Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 3 days before the workshop takes place via [email protected].


Can I share my log in details with a friend of colleague to join?

No. The log in details are for 1 person only.

There will be a registration period prior to the start of the event where we will be checking the name of those entering against the delegate list (names of those registered to the purchased tickets).

If your name does not feature on the list, you will not be allowed entry to the webinar.