“It’s almost impossible to say how many young people have a mental health problem.”
This is because very few teens tell anyone what’s going on, therefore it’s incredibly difficult to keep records or have an accurate idea of scale. It is thought around 13% of young people may try to hurt themselves on purpose at some point between ages of 11-16, but this figure could be higher.
Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age.
On the 10th March 2017, SJB Youth Ministry is hosting a PARENTS WORKSHOP (grandparents are also welcome) where there will be the opportunity to hear more about the issues facing young people today and how we may best respond if a young person we know faces such a challenge. Parents and grandparents are key stakeholders in young people lives. We therefore warmly invite you to join us.
Suzette Jones is our guest speaker – she is a registered nurse, holding a masters degree and diploma with a mental health and wellbeing specialism. Suzette has over 30 years experience working with a wide variety of people, from those who have severe health problems, mental illness and/or a learning disability in hospital and community settings.
Details of the workshop:
- Date: Friday 10th March 2017
- Time: 7.30pm – 9pm (the event is running the same time as SJB Youth Club, so we will entertain your young person while you attend the workshop).
- Location: Almond room in the Link, St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham, Church road, GU20 6BL.
- Cost: good news its FREE!
- Refreshments: yes!! we know parents run off caffeine.
To RSVP, please contact Oli Deeks and let him know you’re planning on coming.
We hope you can join us!