Rates of anxiety and depression among young people are at unprecedented levels, but there is hope.

overcome mental health problems

The Working Things Out Programme offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training for professionals to equip young people with coping skills, helpful thinking strategies, improved conflict resolution and communication skills, and reduced stress levels.

This evidence-based programme builds on young people’s strengths and positive relationships with their families, peers, schools, and communities. The programme can be used as a preventative mental health measure to promote positive coping or as an intervention for young people with identified mental health problems.

The two-day training focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of the Working Things Out Programme and CBT principles, learning how to deliver the programme to groups and individuals, opportunities to observe and practice the skills necessary to become an effective facilitator, building on young people’s present strengths and empowering them to move towards more positive thinking patterns and behaviours, and strengthening relationships between adolescents and their families, peers, schools, and communities.

The Working Things Out Programme is suitable for all professionals and managers who want to improve outcomes for young people experiencing difficulties, conflict, or mental health concerns. A wide variety of education, mental health, and community professionals already use this solution-focused programme successfully in a variety of school, community, health, disability, and mental health settings.

Studies have shown that young people who complete the Working Things Out programme report improved coping skills, reduced behavioural and emotional problems, improved family communication, and significant gains on personal goals. Parents Plus provides a comprehensive package of pre and post-training supports to professionals and managers, including implementation support, individual and group supervision sessions, advanced training workshops, extra resources to facilitate delivery, support to promote and market your Parents Plus courses, and advice and guidance on evaluating and monitoring outcomes in your agency.

Completing the two-day Working Things Out Programme training will license you to co-deliver the programme under supervision in both group and one-to-one sessions with parents. For facilitators who want to take their practice to a higher level, Parents Plus also offers an established accreditation process to refine their facilitation skills and professional practice and reach a high standard of delivery.

The Working Things Out Programme offers a comprehensive, evidence-based solution for professionals to equip young people with positive coping mechanisms and a healthy mental health outlook. With the right skills and knowledge, professionals can make a significant difference in the lives of young people experiencing mental health concerns, difficulties, and conflict.