New for 2017 - Emotion Coaching In Partnership with ECHAP
Young people live in an increasingly complex and challenging world. They often find it hard to make sense of this world and their place within it. Amongst teenager’s rates of depression and anxiety have doubled in the past 30 years. Encouraging young people to talk openly about how they feel is a key element to them staying mentally well. Understanding their emotions and learning how to regulate them more effectively is also vital if we are to tackle the sharp increase in violent and aggressive behaviour in young people.
Mindful Emotion Coaching is about building emotional resilience and mental wellbeing by enabling conversations about emotions behind behaviours and building understanding of the neuroscience of brain development, human interactions and mindful awareness.
The Challenges We Face
1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 - 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder - that is around three children in every class.
75% of mental health problems originate in adolescence
Pupils who exhibit persistent, disobedient, disruptive and aggressive are twice as likely to leave school without any qualifications, three times more likely to become a teenage parent, four times more likely to become dependent on drugs and twenty times more likely to end up in prison./p>
What We Do
- Work with pupils, staff and schools to teach the principles of emotion coaching to enhance pupil and staff wellbeing and resilience.
- Engage directly with parents, carers and families teaching sharing the skills and strategies of emotion coaching so that young people can talk more openly about their feelings.
- To provide explicit training and support in emotion coaching to the services and agencies that support young people to enhance their skills and abilities to support young people in looking after their own mental health.