Two local charities- Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Child Dynamix- have been successful in getting funding to work with the local workforce to be able to positively support and improve boys’ mental health.
The funding has been awarded by Health Education England, and will mean that Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Child Dynamix will develop a training programme, and deliver 20 sessions during 2016/17.
The training will mean up to 300 staff, students and volunteers in Hull and East Yorkshire will receive free, professional development training that will enable them to better support boys with their mental health.
Claire Thomas, Business Development Manager for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “This new funding is great news. We’re really excited about being able to design and deliver this training focused on helping boys with their mental health.
“We know that early support can make a huge difference for someone experiencing mental health problems, and the more people who know how to support others at an early stage has the potential to make a huge difference.”
Sarah Hatfield from Child Dynamix said, “This new training that specialises on how to support boys with their mental health will be a huge benefit to families and professionals. The more we can share knowledge about how to support boys with their mental health the better.
“We know there are a lot of boys who need support, and so we hope this new training will mean more people who work with boys on a daily basis will have the confidence to know how best to help them.”