Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

YiS are offering a FREE mental health and wellbeing session for those supporting young people’s mental health.

About this Event

Community Action: MK are proud to be able to facilitate this FREE offer from YiS Young People’s Mental Health, of a mental health and wellbeing session for those that are working to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

This session is aimed mainly at volunteers who support young people, but can include parents/ carers and young people themselves.

This session will aim to cover the following:

  • Introduction to YiS Young People’s Mental Health.
  • What is Mental Health and Wellbeing.
  • Strategies how to maintain or regain good mental health for yourself and the young person.
  • A look at the 5 ways of wellbeing.
  • Signposting of services.

Date: Tuesday 8th December 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm

Where: Online [Zoom]

Joining instructions to follow.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact or call 01908 661623.

Register here.

Note: For those unable to attend this session / if the session becomes sold out, please watch this space for future facilitation of a follow-on session around mental health awareness. Thank you.

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This is another opportunity to look at collaboration and needs of both your organisation and others. Hopefully a bit of normalcy in these strange times. We know you are all very busy so we hope you can join us for as long as possible. The session will be 1.5 hours, covering a range of areas and with the option of breakout rooms so we can discuss and share more easily. 

Here are some of the topics that will be covered: 

  • Signposting sheet
  • Collaborative working
  • Group Updates
  • Support Needs
  • Volunteering Needs

Please register your attendance here.

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For more information and if you have any questions, please contact or call 01908 661623.

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There are 2 dates available with 4 x 30 minute times slots and you will be able to chat to one of our friendly team members. First come, first serve!

Date: 8th & 15th December 2020

Time: 11am – 1pm

Where: Google Meet

You will receive joining instructions separately.

Register for a time slot here:

Our team aim to cover all bases within the time slot, but if you have any questions prior to the session or would like any more information, please contact us using the details below.


Telephone: 01908 661623

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