TCA - Sounding Minds  19/12/2019
TCA - Sounding Minds
Between 1st and 6th December, four youth workers from Agenzija Zghazagh took part in a training called Sounding Minds. This training aimed to provide youth workers with good practices on how to appropriately handle situations involving young people and mental health issues. Youth workers need to be able to show young people that mental ill health is a part of life in just the same way as physical ill health, that it is OK to talk about and it is OK to ask for help.
This training aimed in assisting youth workers in understanding and identifying the difference between typical young person’s behaviour and mental illness, and how to address mental health problems appropriately in young people, including information on community resources and intervention strategies.
The goal of this training was to provide work contextualized knowledge/information about youth mental health/mental disorders and relevant community youth mental health services resources to those involved in youth work.  This training aimed to increase the competences of youth workers about young people’s development and the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, where and how to get help and what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective.