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Healthy Minds

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 wellbeing?

Our one-day interactive workshop will help you learn how to run activities to help support the emotional health and wellbeing of deaf children and young people.

Book your place

Location: National Deaf Children’s Society, Castle House, 37– 45 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4LS

Time: 10am – 5pm

Dates: 3 March 2021

Tickets cost £95 and sales close on 28 February 2021. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Workshop 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 this workshop you will learn how to effectively use our Healthy Minds resource. You will have the opportunity to try these techniques and methods, whilst sharing ideas with others.

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

Key themes

  • Understanding 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

Who is this training for?

This workshop is designed for all education, health and social care professionals working with deaf children and young people.

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

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


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

We believe the Healthy Minds training is suitable for all ages and abilities. The key is in the skills of the facilitator. During the training day, the trainer will encourage the delegates to reflect on the children they support and consider (with the help of the trainer and the other delegates) 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 resource booklet is only available for those who have attended the full day training.

Is the Healthy Minds accredited?

At the moment the training day is not accredited. All delegates who attend the full day on request will receive a certificate of attendance.

What if I need to cancel?

If you cancel:

  • 20 working days or less before, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 21 - 30 working days before, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 31 working days before, you will not be charged.

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

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

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