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Free Mental Health Training morning at The Hive, Shrewsbury

On World Mental Health Day October 10th, The Hive in Belmont, Shrewsbury is hosting a free half day Youth Mental Health Training workshop in partnership with Musical Communities from 9AM – 1PM to coincide with their Mental Health Awareness drop-in afternoon. This workshop is to help provide and support anyone who teaches, works, cares for or lives with young people, including young people aged 16+.

The free workshop will be run by Mental Health professionals and aims to provide a wider understanding of mental health in young people, and teach attendees how they can support young people who may be experiencing mental health problems in their lives. Participants will gain insight into issues surrounding young people’s mental health and how they can interact more effectively with them.

Samantha Walker, Musical Inclusions Officer said; “We hope this course will highlight some of the key issues affecting young people’s mental health, enabling us to make a difference to young people’s lives and their mental wellbeing.”

After the training, from 1:30PM to 3:30PM there will be a mental health drop in afternoon which is open to everyone and free to attend. The afternoon will include stalls, opportunities to talk to various mental health services, plus drinks, cake and music.

Sal Hampson, Hive Projects & Programmes Manager said; “We are looking forward to a really vibrant afternoon with a whole variety of stalls and information. Music is what the Hive is all about so it is a great opportunity to show people what we do and give everyone a chance to have a go at something.”

According to research by Mind Charity, 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, and mental health issues are one of the leading causes of people visiting GPs across the UK. With a high number of children in the UK experiencing a Mental Health problem, this training will provide adults with a basic understanding of what they can do to help young people experiencing these issues.

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