The aim of our ‘ICAN’ programme is to provide emotional education and empowerment for young thriving students. This will create a foundation for developing character, strength and a positive healthy approach to life, building emotional resilience to support them in current and future challenges such as stress, social interaction, migration, and cultural difference, overcoming procrastination, self-limiting beliefs, transition, overcoming bullying /discrimination). Academic attainment is very important, however without the self-confidence to apply what has been learned individuals become stuck. m
All our workshop content is tailored to the group age, environment and attendees.
Session 1: Self-awareness, exploring our self-confidence,
Session 2: Reacting and Responding and working together
Session 3: self love, Anger, assertiveness and communication/body language.
Session 4: Managing stress, emotions & anxiety.
The school years of an individual are emotionally and intellectually more demanding than almost any other stage of life. Most healthy young people have developed fairly sophisticated techniques for sustaining their mental health at times of stress but not always healthy. A study on mental health of international students found, “80% reported the stigma attached to mental illness would act as a barrier in approaching someone for support”, over a third of the referrals to the guided Self-Help service at ‘Health in Mind’ have come from students, concerns have been raised about the mental health of students Young people who self-harm lack the relevant coping skills to a significant degree. Girls are generally more adept than boys at using social support systems. Young men are still beset by the masculine ‘ideal’ of being ‘strong’ and coping alone. Both sexes are reluctant to talk to adults about sensitive issues. Generally, young people have little knowledge about emotional wellbeing, professional services and often, faced with barriers when accessing general support.
The project aim is to:
Improve self-confidence and self-esteem in young people.
Increase emotional resilience
Help them to identify self-limiting thoughts.
Help student’s mange daily stresses (exam, peers, bullying).
Help students develop successfully options to dealing with situations.
Increase emotional knowledge and awareness
Provide tools to deal with emotional discomfort
Reduce stigma around mental health
Increase awareness of alternative options towards emotional wellbeing.
Increase levels of attainment amongst young people
Support young people through transitional life changes
Increase the access of young people to quality information, education and youth friendly service in the UK.
Outcome for individuals:
Will be aware of how to make constructive decision independently
Will have more emotional knowledge
Will have accessed psychological wellbeing.
Will feel more confident in managing themselves and behaviours.
Equipped to deal with transitions.
Aware of alternative healthy ways to deal with emotional discomfort.
Will have tools and knowledge they can apply in other areas of their life to deal with challenging situations.