Frome Town Council’s next free community training event takes place on Wednesday 24th March and is all about looking after children and young people’s mental health, with a particular focus on how to get the conversation started. Broaching the subject of mental health can be challenging for many parents, carers and adults in supportive roles and this training intends to tackle this by signposting attendees to a variety of useful and relevant resources.
The range of emotional difficulties faced by young people is diverse and sometimes parents can feel out of touch and not sure where to turn, the session will introduce guests to local services that work with children and young people to provide services and support. It will also guide people in some of the best approaches to starting conversations with a young person about their mental health and a selection of resources will be made available on the Frome Town Council website following the sessions.
‘Starting conversations: children and young people’s mental health’ aims to help you to have the conversations you might have been avoiding and to give you the knowledge and skills to approach sensitive subjects with confidence. It will take place online on Wednesday 24th March, and to help work around people’s schedules there will be a choice of two sessions at either 11am or 7pm. You will also be able to attend anonymously and submit any questions during the session to be followed up afterwards. To book your free place go to http://bit.ly/Starting-Conversations