Mental Health Education & Resource Centre

Future Course | Anxiety & Depression in Youth


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

Anxiety and depression are two common psychiatric conditions affecting adolescents. Adolescents face a host of pressures, including puberty, questions about identity and where they fit in society, as well as conflicts and challenges as they start to assert their independence towards adulthood. In this session we will consider the complex interplay of biological and environmental processes which contribute to the emergence, progression and improvement of mental health issues in this group.

• How anxiety and depression effect the mind and body of adolescents
• Strategies to help them manage their emotions
• Consider the stages they go through and communication styles
• Learn useful tools to help improve the mental health of adolescents

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Understand what triggers anxiety and depression in adolescents
• Develop strategies and techniques to reduce these two psychiatric conditions
• Ask questions and discuss their perspective on the issues
• Increase skills in working with youth experiencing mental health issues

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Māori
• Challenging Stigma & Discrimination
• Professional & Personal Development


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