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Supporting Community Organisations to Promote Young People's Wellbeing: Upcoming Webinar

Are you interested in new ways of improving young people’s wellbeing? Come join our free webinar to learn how sport psychology techniques are being used to promote mental health in young people facing multiple disadvantages, including those experiencing homelessness. The University of Birmingham’s SPRINT Project has teamed up with St Basils and Street Soccer in using digital and non-digital approaches and we are excited to share the learning from these projects with you.


Details:

Date: Tuesday 18th October

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30

Where: Online - Zoom

Cost: Free

Registration: To register click here


What to expect from the webinar

1. MatchFit app: Street Soccer’s MatchFit app uses football to engage vulnerable young people and provide access to positive resources and support to boost their wellbeing. Researchers from the SPRINT project contributed content for the app and evaluated its use. We will share key findings from the evaluation and recommendations for organisations considering using apps as a way to support young people’s wellbeing.

2. Co-designed toolkits: Research from our 9-year partnership with St Basils, a West-Midlands (UK) based youth homelessness charity. Based on our My Strengths


Training for Life™ program, we will also share our co-designed toolkits and discuss how other organisations can implement strengths-based practice and psychologically informed delivery to support young people’s wellbeing.



3. Engage in discussions on how community-based research can help organisations to support the health and wellbeing of young people and the staff who support them using digital and non-digital methods.


Who is the webinar for?

• Are you part of a sport-based organisations who use sport as a vehicle for social impact and addressing disadvantage?


• Do you commission or run services that provide support to children and young adults who face multiple disadvantages?


• Do you conduct research into community and strengths-based approaches with people who face multiple disadvantages?


If yes, then this webinar might be of interest to you!


We hope you can join us on Tuesday 18th October. Click here to register or email m.quinton@bham.ac.uk for more information.

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