Young People and Their Mental Health

Tineke Oldehinkel, University of Groningen

Learn to recognise, prevent and deal with your mental health problems

Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period., with 1 in 5 teenagers dealing with mental health issues.

To find out how to recognise, prevent and tackle these problems, try this 5-week course specifically designed for young people.

Understand why young people suffer from psychological problems

The course will begin by introducing you to the concept of mental health and discussing why young people are more vulnerable to mental health concerns.

We’ll go over the causes of some common mental health concerns, what to do when you experience problems, and how to boost your mental health and feel better.

Learn about common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety

On this course, you’ll learn about a range of mental health concerns. This will include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, autism, ADHD, substance abuse, antisocial behaviour and psychosis.

You’ll discover how to recognise symptoms, and we’ll teach you some exercises that’ll help you manage them. For example, we’ll go over some breathing exercises that will help you deal with anxiety.

Building resilience and dealing with negativity

At the end of the course, we’ll discuss how to increase your resilience. Resilience is important because it helps you deal with negative thoughts and experiences.

We’ll teach you how to talk to others about your problems, take care of yourself properly and create an action plan. You’ll also learn about getting professional help when your mental health is something you can’t deal with alone.

This course has been created for young people aged over 14 wanting to know more about mental health. It might also be of interest to parents, caregivers, teachers and medical professionals.

  • 6 December 2021
  • 20 September 2021
  • 5 July 2021
  • 19 April 2021
  • 1 February 2021
  • 7 December 2020
  • 21 September 2020
  • 6 July 2020
  • 20 April 2020
  • 3 February 2020
  • 18 November 2019
  • 2 September 2019
  • 17 June 2019
  • 1 April 2019
  • 14 January 2019
  • 12 November 2018
  • 10 September 2018
  • 2 July 2018
  • 7 May 2018
  • 5 March 2018
  • 15 January 2018
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