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Mental Health and Resilience Workshop

Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, with 75% of mental illnesses starting before the age of 18, making mental health, and therefore emotional resilience, incredibly important for students. As part of our project supporting student progression to higher education, we have developed a Mental Health and Resilience workshop, designed to educate students on mental health, and to give them the tools and information they need to look after their own wellbeing, and learn where to find support.

How can this workshop help your students?

Our Mental Health and Resilience Workshop is designed to help students understand mental health and resilience, focusing on areas that will be particularly relevant to them.

We are able to tailor all content to your own needs, but in general this workshop can include:

  • Highlighting the importance and impact of mental health
  • Understanding mental health
  • Difficulties often faced by young people
  • Introducing emotional resilience
  • Giving students the techniques and information they need to take care of themselves.

Why is it important?

10% of school-aged children (aged between 5-16) have a diagnosed mental illness, and a survey by Time to Change has revealed that 77% of young people with mental health problems have missed out on education, with more than one in ten people (12%) stopping education altogether due to mental health problems. Providing a neutral point of view and creating a safe environment to explore this subject is at the heart of the Mental Health & Resilience workshop.

What is resilience?

Resilience is the ability to adapt to challenges and stay mentally healthy. This might include identifying how different situations, changes or stress might affect you, and understanding yourself to learn the best ways of coping. This session introduces emotional resilience to students to help prepare them for the challenges they are, and will be, facing.

Who is eligible?

The Higher Education Outreach Network is funded to work with students who reside in areas that have a lower rate of progression to Higher Education than is expected. Eligibility will be determined by the student's postcode.

Teachers can contact us for our postcode tool to see which of your students are eligible for our events.

You can also check eligibility by entering the student's postcode below:

You can also download our postcode tool for teachers here to quickly check multiple postcodes.

How to Apply

Teachers are able to register their interest here.

If you are a student or parent/carer interested in this event, please get in touch at heon@surrey.ac.uk.

Get in Touch

The team at HEON will be happy to help with any queries you may have so please get in touch by emailing heon@surrey.ac.uk.

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