• SPRINT project

SPRINT team lead Homeless Link webinar

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™.

If you want to catch up on this webinar, the recording can be found on Homeless Link’s website: https://www.homeless.org.uk/meeting-young-peoples-psychological-needs-during-COVID19.

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.

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