Social media has become a space in which we form and build relationships, shape self-identity, express ourselves, and learn about the world around us; it is intrinsically linked to mental health

Does your school staff have the tools necessary to deal with mental health, self-esteem, eating disorders, body image and self-harm? While most schools have extensive alcohol/drug education programs, very few offer support for mental health and prevention programs. KIP Education takes an active role in educating school personnel, parents and students about understanding emotional well-being and preventing eating disorders and other forms of self-harm or self-injury.

Our program helps empower students to feel good about a themselves and build resilience. Consider the impact this program can have within your health and wellness curriculum. Prevention is the greatest cure therefore, our goal is to offer presentations that can be done during one class period.

Examples of the types of workshops we run for young people in a classroom of group/ youth work setting:

  • Social Media and mental health
  • Bullying (includes cyber bullying)
  • Managing self-esteem
  • Portrayal of women and men in the media
  • Eating Disorders and disordered eating
  • Body Image
  • Internet Safety
  • Domestic Violence and Teen Dating Abuse
  • Self-harm/ Self-Injury
  • Life Stories from young adults in recovery
  • Motivation

The program includes targets of:

  • Potential Effects of Social Media (Positive/Negative)
  • Understanding and exploring emotional well being and resilience
  • An overview of the complexities of the disordered eating.
  • Awareness of the negative influences that put an individual at greater risk of eating disorders and other types of self-harm / self-injury (i.e. cutting)
  • Suggested proactive safeguarding techniques and a discussion on how to reach out for help, or offer help.

KIP Education invites young people to engage in the world of media with critical thinking. Students learn how media messages are constructed both mechanically and symbolically. We explore current concepts of male and female beauty and what it means to “fit in”, helping students understand and develop resilience against negative messaging.

KIP Education incorporates a therapeutic process in which all parties can work with the struggle adolescents face as they go through school both within their peer group as well as in their home environment. Through and within this process we focus on building a bond with young people so as to establish a level of trust that will allow the learner to process and understand their feelings around those difficult emotions.

KIP Education tailor our sessions to the needs of our clients and can create new presentations and workshops accordingly. The sessions are usually between 1 hour and 2 hours long and again this depends on the need of the client.

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being can be tricky subjects to teach as students can find it awkward to discuss knowledge and experiences with staff they see every day. To book a workshop, or if you have a specific workshop in mind please call us today; we have many unique programs available for you! contact us on 07956 300453 for more information.

KIP Education also offers other workshops; to find out more about KIP Education and our other workshops please visit our Workshops Page.