Apr 13, 2021

Ponthafren Association and Action for Children are delighted to be bringing a new pilot project to the youth community of Powys. They are testing an excellent mental health literacy resource from Canada that Action for Children have brought to schools across Wales in partnership with Teen Mental Health, Canada. They are looking for young people between the ages of 16-18 years willing to volunteer and participate in their group to trial this resource in the community. Your valued feedback and views will help to shape how this resource is delivered to young people in their communities in the future.

What is The Guide?

The Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide is an evidence-based resource aimed to improve mental health literacy in young people. The content is based on scientific knowledge in understanding mental health and understanding mental disorders, reduce stigma around mental illness and promote help seeking if and when needed.

How will the group work?

There will be two groups running which will be delivered digitally live online via Microsoft Teams. The group will be facilitated by a member of staff from Action for Children and support also provided from a member of staff from Ponthafren. Six sessions of 1.5 hours each, run over a six-week period. Full attendance would be needed and young people that participate will receive a Certificate at the end. Each group will involve content and activities from The Guide resource and there will be opportunity for discussion on different topics.  Group dates are:

Group 1: Thursdays 4.30 pm to 6pm on April 22nd & 29th,May 6th,13th,20th & 27th

Group 2: Fridays 10am to 11.30am on April 23rd & 30th,May 7th,14th, 21st & 28th

What kind of things will you learn?

  • Understanding what is ‘mental health literacy’ and why it’s important
  • Understanding stress and the function of stress
  • Learning about stigma and its consequences
  • Information on different mental disorders
  • How to obtain good mental health
  • How to ask for help and where to go for help if ever needed

Interested? What do you need to do to sign-up?

To take part, please register your interest by simply emailing admin@ponthafren.org.uk. Then either Lisa Ashworth or Amy Tandler from Ponthafren will be in contact with you to go through some basic registration details and answer any questions you may have. The telephone number is: 01686 621586.