Workforce Skills and experience required

Trainers who take on the responsibility of delivering the Youth Connect 5 training would be expected to have the following experience and skills:

  • A good understanding of mental health and mental health problems and resilience, social and emotional skills and mental health.
  • Experience of delivering training to groups.
  • Interpersonal skills that enable you to work sensitively with people from a variety of backgrounds, including professionals and people with mental health diagnoses.
  • The ability to establish and maintain credibility and a positive professional profile.
  • Good timekeeping and organisational skills.
  • Commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills.
  • Emotional resilience and ability to constructively manage stress.
  • The ability to deal confidently with sensitive and confidential issues.
  • Willingness to follow instruction and receive critical feedback.
  • Objectivity.

People would also be expected have the willingness and capacity to:

  • Deliver, or co-deliver, five training sessions, to a minimum of 20 parents/carers within the defined geographic area.
  • Prepare appropriately for delivery, before the date of each session.
  • If co-delivering, meet, or liaise with the co-trainer to discuss delivery, before the date of the training.