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Healthy Minds online

Photo: It is important to know how mental health affects deaf children and young people

Are you a professional who works with deaf children and young people? Do you want creative ideas to help you support their emotional health and well-being?

Our Healthy Minds online workshops will help you learn how to run activities to help support the emotional health and well-being of deaf children and young people.

Training overview

Our Healthy Minds programme tackles issues such as low self-esteem, isolation, stress and anxiety. It encourages the use of positive strategies for dealing with change, managing deafness, developing confidence and building social skills.

During these online workshops, you will learn how to effectively use our Healthy Minds guidance document. You will have the opportunity to review some of the Healthy Minds activities and share thoughts and ideas with other professionals.

You’ll leave feeling inspired and confident to encourage deaf children and young people to explore ideas and create strategies to help prevent low self-esteem and poor mental health.

Book your place on a workshop that suits you

Join us at one of our upcoming online workshops. You can choose a session that suits you! You have the choice of full days, multiple afternoons or multiple evenings.

If you select a course that is across multiple days, you will need to attend all sessions to gain access to the post-event materials and certificate.

Location and cost

Each event will be held online on Zoom, with prices from £50. Ticket sales will close 1 week before the start of the event.

Accessibility

All training events will have captions available as standard. BSL interpreting will be available on request only.

December 2020 - online workshop (multiple afternoons)

Dates: Tuesday 8 and 15 December 2020
Times: 1 - 4pm

January 2021 - online workshop (multiple evenings)

Dates: Thursday 14, 21, 28 January and 4 February 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8pm

March 2021 - online workshop (multiple afternoons)

Date: Wednesday 3 and 10 March 2021
Time: 1 - 4pm

May 2021 - online workshop (full day)

Date: Thursday 6 May 2021
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

More information about Healthy Minds

Key themes

  • Exploring what a Healthy Mind is and why it is important
  • Ways to develop good emotional vocabulary
  • Identifying support mechanisms and networks
  • Understanding identity
  • Owning and managing deafness

After the training

As part of our new online programme we have also launched the following. You will be given access to these once you have completed the online training course:

  • Our updated Healthy Minds guidance: A detailed document to help guide you through using our Healthy Minds programme in your work.
  • Our new Healthy Minds message board: an online platform where professionals who are putting the Healthy Minds programme into practice can share innovations, ideas, and challenges.

Who is this training for?

These workshops are designed for all education, health and social care professionals working with deaf children and young people.

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.

Additional information

What do delegates say?

“Training was pitch perfect – engaging presenter who delivered some great ideas that can be used when working with children…” Specialist Teacher of Hearing Impairment, 2019

“The course was fantastic! I enjoyed the activities in between the talks throughout the day. The trainer was brilliant and having the opportunity to talk to others was good too as all from different regions.” Teaching Assistant, 2019

“A practical and useful reminder of the resources available…” Teacher of the Deaf, 2019

FAQs

Do I need to attend all sessions?

Yes, if you have chosen a workshop that takes place over multiple days. You will not be able to complete the course and receive your certificate if you do not attend all sessions.

Please only sign up if you are able to attend all of the sessions within your chosen workshop. Each session will be different.


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 workshops, 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.

 

Can we have the resources without attending the training?

As part of our quality assurance – the Healthy Minds resources are only available for those who have attended the training.

 

Can I join using any device?

You can access these workshops on any compatible device. We would recommend you join via your computer or laptop to fully contribute through the day. You can join using a phone or tablet if necessary, however we cannot guarantee that all of the functions will work on these devices.

 

Do I need to do any prep before attending?

Yes, you will need to complete the following two tasks prior to the workshop:

  • pre-event survey: a mandatory survey to gauge current confidence levels
  • e-learning module: ‘Healthy Minds for professionals, pre-event information’ is a mandatory e-learning module that will take roughly 30 minutes to complete.

Both of these will be available for completion on our online training hub, the week before the workshop.

 

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.

 

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.

Please note, if you cancel your place you will be cancelling all 4 workshops. Cancellations and refunds are not available for individual workshops.

 

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.

Here is more information to set up your free membership.

 

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.

 

I can't find a suitable date, what other options are there?

We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered online at a time that suits you. 

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at [email protected].

If you are interested in finding out more about these workshop, please contact us at [email protected].