Child and Youth Wellbeing Officer Training
12 Lessons of 45min
Training for individuals to support schools and community placements as a Volunteer Wellbeing Officer.
Level - Intermediate
This course is for someone with an undergraduate level training in a health related subject including psychology, nursing, social sciences or medicine.
Next programme starts in September 2019
Sign up now to access the course for placements from September 2019.
Self Learning Course
Online Self Paced
The programme is a mixture of online learning, webinar sessions, videos, quizzes and reading material. Your knowledge will be assessed in a variety of ways. We want you to feel confident to provide support while in Jamaica, but also want to ensure we protect the wellbeing of the children and young people you will be working with.
This training will improve your skills in providing support and advice around child and youth wellbeing, however the programme will not lead you to become a Psychologist, Clinician, Therapist or Counsellor, please do not refer to yourself in these terms unless you have had the appropriate accredited training and clinical experience.
Working with V2 Volunteers
Social Structures in Jamaica
Background to Mental Health and wellbeing in Jamaica
Working within schools and young organisations in Jamaica
Youth and Child Development
Dealing with challenging behaviours
Understanding Trauma and Managing Anger and Aggression
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Digital Tools for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Your role as volunteer school wellbeing officer : Boundaries and Expectations
Group facilitation skills and classroom management
Neuro Champions workshops and sessions
What Our Students Say
It was great to have experts and people who have real world expereince of providing sessions in schools. The course has an indepth view of mental health and wellbeing as well as tools to improve facilitation and presentation skills.
The training allowed me to support young people working within the community and the reflective practice allowed me the space to explore some of the questions I had and built on my learning.