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Transformational services (in partnership with University of Birmingham)

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Organisation St Basils
Address Heath Mill Lane Deritend
B9 4AX
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Phone 0121 772 2483

St Basils and the University of Birmingham have been working in partnership for the past 5 years to develop Psychologically Informed Programmes to help young people.

The forming of this partnership followed the decision St Basils took in 2011 to develop as a ‘Psychologically Informed Environment’ (PIE) supported by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust. In 2012, they initiated a high intensity ‘Boost’ programme for young people who struggled to re-engage with education, training and employment. In 2013, this was supplemented by the Mental Skills Training (MST) for life programme, developed and delivered in partnership with the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. This is an interactive 10 week programme, aimed at helping young people achieve their potential by utilising the same mental strategies as top athletes to train themselves to maintain a positive mind-set, continue to strive towards their goals and overcome set-backs. This programme culminates in a hugely popular 3 day residential (pictured right) at the University’s Raymond Priestley Centre in the Lake District where young people have the opportunity to apply the techniques they have learnt.

In 2015, the partnership extended to involve Brap, the Human Rights Agency to develop Psychologically informed Parenting workshops to provide preventative help to parents ‘upstream’, as family and relationship conflict remains the main trigger for youth homelessness.

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Categories Employment, Education and Training,Youth activities
Gender both
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Last updated: Dec 20, 2018 11:18

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