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The Brandon Centre is a charitable organisation that has provided information, mental health interventions and sexual health services to young people for over 50 years. In addition to its core services, the centre provides a wide range of support which includes projects in youth consultation and training, childhood obesity, families with children who are in trouble with the law, photography and parenting. The Brandon Centre has established partnerships with both statutory and voluntary organisations and is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the young people it supports.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Understanding adolescents

    Workshop | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    This short training workshop aims to introduce attendees to the developmental changes that happen during adolescence in order to give them a better understanding of their behaviours; emotions and relationships. This training covers the stages of adolescence; psycho-social developmental theories; brain development and modern challenges. Attendees will be able to use this knowledge to better engage; understand and support the young people they work with.

  • Camden Mental Health Services and Signposting

    Training Course | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    This training was developed to help inform professionals working with young people in the London borough of Camden. The training explains how mental health services usually work; the differences between mental health professionals; how to talk to a young person about accessing mental health support; how to make a referral and a list of mental health services currently available in Camden.

  • Safeguarding Young People

    Workshop | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    An introduction to safeguarding young people. This course aims to – Describe the different forms of maltreatment
    -Indicate what you should do if you have concerns about child maltreatment; including local policies and procedures, who to contact and where to obtain further advice
    -Identify the importance of sharing information and the consequences of failing to do so
    -Recognise possible signs of maltreatment that you may come across in your work

  • Young People and Mental Health

    Workshop | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    This short training workshop aims to introduce attendees to the key issues surrounding young people and mental health. This training covers the prevalence of mental health difficulties in young people. How to recognise and ask about mental health difficulties, the developmental context of mental health, self-harm and suicide, and thinking around a range of other key issues.

  • Risk Assessment

    Workshop | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    This short training workshop aims to introduce attendees to the process of assessing risk and developing safety plans. This training covers an introduction to risk assessment, how to respond to at risk young people, how to assess and manage risk, and how to look after one’s self in these situations . Attendees will be able to use this knowledge to better engage, understand, and support the young people they work with.

  • Introduction to talking to young people about sexual health

    Training Course | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    A course designed to give professionals that are working with young people the skills; confidence and knowledge to be able to discuss sexual health and wellbeing in an honest; open and appropriate way.

  • Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health

    Training Course | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    This training includes an overview of popular social media applications that young people use and what current research tells us about the positive and negative impacts it has on mental health. This training also discusses responsible use and how this relates to the law. Tips on how to manage social media and phone use during activities/ interventions will also be discussed.

  • Safeguarding Young People

    Workshop | The Brandon Centre

    The Brandon Centre

    An introduction to engaging adolescents; This course aims to give you an understanding of; What does Engagement mean; The barriers and challenges to engagement; Factors that may impact engagement; Biological; Developmental Individual and cultural factors; The importance of experts by experience.

The Brandon Centre
26 Prince of Wales Road
Kentish Town
London
NW5 3LG

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