Our flagship courses include ‘Teacher Training Programmes’ and ‘Youth Mentoring Programmes’. These courses provide support to professionals to identify what a young person is dealing with, helping them to become stronger and more confident, especially in controlling his or her life.
Our Teacher Training Programmes are designed for professionals working with children to identify young people in mental distress as early as possible. Research shows that a young person waits on average, up to 10 to 12 years from the time of showing symptoms of mental ill health to the time they start receiving treatment for their condition.
To promote mental health and well-being in our society, early identification and management is crucial. Currently in UK schools nationwide, 39% teaching staff have mental health training and can identify the 20% to 30% of young people suffering from mental distress. This leaves the majority of teachers and non-teaching staff un-informed about what it actually looks like when young people are dealing with mental difficulties. Our Teacher Training Programme is designed to combat this and equip more educational staff with the knowledge they need to identify potential mental health problems early.
The more children and young people will receive specialist help, resulting in improved mental health, the starker the reduction in suicide and self harm within this group will be.
We work particularly with young people who experience mood disorders. More recently we have additionally worked with those suffering from mental health issues resulting from the trauma of moving; refugees and asylum seekers who have moved country and may also have been moved around the UK, and people who have been moved from high rise accommodation that has been considered unsafe.
Of the interventions offered by Julian Cambell Foundation, mood management training is the most significant. When shown how to manage their moods and mental wellbeing at an earlier age, young people are more able to care for their own emotional health and well-being throughout their lives, thus enabling them to be more happy, effective and productive.