‘Dealing with BIG Thoughts’ – Anxiety in Children and Young People


22/05/2018 9:30 am - 1:00 pm


Merseyside Youth Association Ltd
65-67 Hanover Street Liverpool

Event overview

Anxiety is one of the most commonly presenting issue affecting children and young people at the moment and many of our children find themselves dealing with ‘BIG Thoughts’ that can overwhelm and start to impact on their social and emotional wellbeing. In every classroom approximate 3 children are believed to have a diagnosed mental health illness, and we know that there are many more that haven’t been diagnosed.

This course has been written to give professionals/professionals an overview around how anxiety affects children and young people, and some of the strategies they can use to work alongside and support them.

We will focus on the concept of how to spot the ‘BIG Thoughts’ that children and young people may be experiencing, and will use a range of techniques to help children to deal with them.

Who is it aimed at?

Teachers, Learning mentors, Pastoral heads, Parents & carers, youth workers & school nurses.

Level of Need

(Level 1. Universal Services, Level 2. Additional Need – Multi-Agency Early Help, Level 3. Complex Needs – Multi-Agency Early Help, Level 4. Acute Specialist, Including Safeguarding)

This training is aimed at those working at Levels 1 & 2, with aspects being suitable for those working at level 3.

What will attendees learn from this event?

This training has the following aims:

• To understand the different types of anxiety and how they can affect children and young people.

• To explore the symptoms and behaviours that a child experiencing anxiety might display.

• To identify possible causes of anxiety and the link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

To explore strategies for supporting these children and young people.

Any further information 

Tea and coffee provided.


Bookings are closed for this event.