Young Healthy Minds Development Day a Great Success

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Young Healthy Minds, an early intervention service which supports 4-18 year olds, recently held a service development day at Kent Life in Maidstone.

Delivered by a consortium of charities, including Stepahead Support, Family Action and CXK, the Young Heathy Minds programme helps young people to build emotional resilience and develop coping strategies for dealing with the challenges that they face.  The focus of the development day was to explore some group working, as well as receive information on policy updates, peer support and quality.

Focusing on the point of view of the child, the change from primary to secondary school was mapped against the grief cycle stages including shock, denial, anger and finally acceptance. This provided a thought-provoking way at looking at this transition period.  In addition, by taking part in activities for children and young people, the afternoon sessions enabled people to explore their inner child and use the active learning cycle of do, review, learn and apply.

This was a memorable day which brought together the talent, creativity and passion to support vulnerable children and young people that Young Healthy Minds staff bring to the service.