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Infobuzz work in partnership with local charity Young Gloucestershire to offer a calendar of short training courses for professionals and volunteers working with young people, families and community groups.

You can find full details of all our courses and make bookings through the Young Gloucestershire website. Including training the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board's Young Peoples Substance Misuse Screening Tool.

Supporting a young person’s mental health creatively

Are you working with children and young people who are suffering from the effects or have signs of poor mental health? Would you like to explore creative approaches promoting general well-being and mental health?

As a voluntary sector organisation or charity in Gloucestershire you are invited to attend a free training day ‘Supporting a young person’s mental health creatively’.  This is an opportunity that has been funded by NHS England and written by Infobuzz, a charity that offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire.

Infobuzz are offering a full day’s FREE training to support voluntary/charity organisations and their staff to raise awareness of the signs and effects of poor mental health in young people and how we can support them by offering creative coping strategies.

Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Recently there has been a growing interest in arts-in-health initiatives where the creative process itself is seen to have a huge therapeutic value in promoting general well-being and mental health. 

This course also includes an additional information pack covering local support services available for young people, making referrals and future training opportunities. The training day will provide staff with mental health awareness, practical skills and introduce new creative coping strategies to use when supporting children and young people.

Please click here for the booking form. Please email your completed booking form within two weeks of receiving your training invitation to: sarah.bolton-locke@infobuzz.co.uk.