EquiEnergy Youth just completed four weeks delivering our ‘Developing Support Plans For Young People in Distress’ training program to hundreds of educators and professionals that support young people and their mental health. We travelled to a new area each day throughout Hunter New England and up the North Coast of NSW, before finishing in different parts of Northern Sydney. The program was facilitated by EEY Director and Co-Founder Dr Stephen Spencer and focused on; -Child and Adolescent development in relation to their mental health -How to provide system, team and individual responses to episodes of distress -How to develop individualised support plans (risk management plans) -How to help students develop coping, resilience and helpful help seeking behaviours -Evidence based psychological first aid frame work on how to recognise triggers and apply in the moment response to episodes of distress Each participant received the EEY Toolkit to take back to their organisation to help colleagues develop support plans they learnt how to implement for individual kids with different mental health needs. We were in awe of how dedicated people we met along the way are to helping young people in their care and humbled by the extraordinary attendance and feedback we received. Thank you for having us! EEY is already planning our next trip to these areas again asap.
3 April, 2020