A recent report by UNICEF Switzerland found that one in three young people between the ages of 14-19 are struggling with their mental health. Nearly one in two have experienced suicidal thoughts and one in eleven have acted on them. In addition, 50% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and 75% before the age of 25.
This is why it is so important that those working with, and caring for, young people understand more about mental illness, are trained to recognise when a young person may be struggling with their mental health and know how and when to offer support. This will enable them to become part of a proactive prevention and early intervention approach that is vital to improve these statistics.
We deliver a range of trainings for school staff members offering strategies and tools to support their personal well-being and that of their students.