(ProNewsReport Editorial): – Essex, UK January 22, 2022 (Issuewire.com) – The WYO Educate program run by the charity World Youth Organization is set to relaunch its mental health workshops in schools from September 2022.
Since running a successful pilot program that reached over 2,000 young people with mental health education, the charity decided to relaunch with improved content, more versatile delivery methods and a specific focus. to reach schools in remote areas.
Kieran Goodwin, chief executive of the World Youth Organisation, said: “The relaunch of our mental health workshops and WYO Educate couldn’t come at a better time. With the pandemic and changes in education, young people have never been more vulnerable and prone to mental illness. Our workshops aim to orient young people to services, to open the conversation on the subject and to reassure that it is normal to not feel well.
With an initial target set at 80 schools in its first year, the charity says it has the potential to educate more than 100,000 young people about mental health education.
The mental health workshop covers topics on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, healthy lifestyles, exam stress and privacy.
Mr Aylett, Deputy Principal of Bower Park Academy, said: “During the pandemic, we have seen an increasing number of students and young adults in the education system suffering from mental health. It is so important that we can share experiences, strategies and techniques so that no one feels alone. The only way to do that is to educate people about mental health. This is why it is so important that the WYO Educate program is able to visit as many organizations as possible to share these important messages.
Currently there are no statutory guidelines for schools to teach or include mental health in the curriculum although one in six children between the ages of 5 and 16 has a probable mental health problem, according to Young Minds.
World Youth Organization Director of Operations, Jaylan Sesli adds that “the education that young people are receiving has suffered tremendously during the global pandemic, and services have been harder to access. World Youth Organization offers mental health workshops that not only provide vital mental health education, but also the opportunity to empower young people to regain their confidence and ability to take charge of their feelings.
Learn more https://educate.worldyo.org/