"My sister isn't quite so grumpy now and mum and dad have stopped arguing all the time."
"I wouldn't have thought this was possible 6 months ago."
About the training programme
As parents, we develop our own approaches to nurturing, caring for and developing our children as they grow from babies through to young adults. But sometimes situations arise in life – either at home or at school – that may bring some challenges for you and your child to deal with.
Being able to deal with these challenges, and helping your child manage life when it gets tough will make them stronger and improve their chances of being able to bounce back when things are stacked against them.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, but Youth Connect 5 will teach you the skills you can then draw upon to both build your own resilience, but most importantly your child’s.
Watch a short film about the course here
During the course you will:
- Understand young people’s mental health
- Think about what makes us thrive
- Develop family resilience
- Understand why we feel the way we do
- Develop skills to support your children.
Over 5 weeks we'll discuss and learn
By the end of the course you will have learnt new skills and approaches to connect with your children. These skills will enable you both to build strong resilience, positive emotional health and wellbeing, whilst understanding why we feel the way we do.
Developing an understanding of mental health including the adolescent brain and how it develops during these years – we’ll explore what it’s like to be a teenager
Developing an understanding of the different risks your child faces and how various resilience techniques and responses can help
Looking at what we all need to do to maintain good mental health
Appreciating the importance of certain types of activity for our own
Learning about why we feel and behave the way we do
Learning and practising important communication skills to help children to manage and express their feelings
Exploring smart ways to make changes that stick and that will improve your own and your family’s wellbeing
Understanding proven strategies to manage distress and make positive changes – including how to support children to problem-solve and develop better coping skills
What will you learn?
On completion of this course you will have learnt new skills and approaches to connect with your children. These skills will enable you both to build strong resilience, positive emotional health and wellbeing, whilst understanding why we feel the way we do.
The course will deliver five sessions
Funded by Champs, the Public Health Collaborative in Cheshire and Merseyside through Health Education England, the course will deliver five sessions that aims to:
- Give parents and carers the knowledge, empathy, skills and tools to promote resilience and wellbeing for children and young people
- Strengthen parent’s and children’s resilience
- Increase confidence and parental ability to support their child
- Improve parent/child relationships
Read what parents and carers have to say about their experiences of YC5 and how attending the programme has helped them in their day-to-day lives.
Book a course
There are lots of courses throughout Cheshire and Merseyside.