Male mental health and home learning Q&As

We tackled male mental health and home learning this week with two live Q&As with brilliant guests. Grab a cuppa and join Daisy and our brilliant guests.

Men’s mental health

On International Men’s Day, we wanted to focus on male mental health. We’ve been really concerned about the recent rise in suicide rates in men. All three of our guests for this chat have experience working with young people and gave us great insights into how to broach difficult subjects, on role models and how to tackle cannabis use, a particular concern in Brighton and Hove. Huge thanks to Carl Scott, a youth worker from Reboot Sussex, Glen Wiseman from YMCA Downslink Group and Lee Hine from East Sussex College for joining us.

YMCA Downslink offer counselling for young people aged 13+. Find out more on the e-wellbeing website.

Motivating teens to work from home

It can be so hard to motivate teens to learn from home. We talked to Darren Abrahams from Human Hive Learning to discuss the issues and he offered plenty of practical advice including what signs to look out for when your child is struggling as well as the language and tools to help build a better relationship with your teen. (If you followed our First World War project, you might remember Darren as he spoke to or teens about his work as a trauma therapist. You can hear the interview here.) Darren talked about his latest online course which is designed to help parents support teens learning at home.
For anyone interested in The Human Hive Learning course, all carried out over webinars and via their website, we have a half price exclusive to Make (Good) Trouble – which makes it about £10 (usual price $24.99). Click here for the offer.

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