On 18th June 2020, Dr Mary Quinton and Ben Parry from the SPRINT project co-hosted a webinar for Homeless Link on meeting the psychological needs of young people experiencing homelessness during and after COVID-19.
The webinar was attended by over 70 people across the housing sector and beyond and included the following topics:
Why we need to act now to support the mental well-being of young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Taking a psychologically informed lens to understanding young people’s responses to COVID-19
Background and outcomes of My Strengths Training for Life – a co-produced community-based programme between UoB and St Basils #MST4Life
Understanding self-determination theory, basic psychological needs, and how psychologically informed conversations can support young people’s needs
Practical advice and tips
The webinar ended with a Q&A which facilitated further conversation around supporting psychological needs in group situations, the potential for training other organisations on this approach, and further interest in MST4Life™.
For more information on how you can support young people’s basic psychological needs, download our #MSTtoolkit and psychologically informed delivery guide at sprintproject.org/toolkit.