How much do workshops cost?
There is a charge for our workshops. The cost includes a trained, highly experienced Workshop Leader and a qualified mental health therapist along with all resources/handouts. We do offer discounts for multiple bookings in a single day and up to 30 young people can attend each 100 minute session. You can find out more about our prices here
Will you travel to us?
The cost of workshops covers travel within the M25. We are happy to travel further afield in the UK but this will incur additional expense. We will discuss this with you and will always look for the most cost efficient option.
What are your safeguarding processes?
All our Workshop Leaders and therapists have passed the initial training programme which includes Child Protection training, have current enhanced DBS checks and professional references. We provide a full report of safeguarding concerns and action plans to the designated contact at the end of workshops. Find out more in our Duty of Care Policy, Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Procedures. The film clips that we use in workshops meet Samaritans Media Guidelines and have been approved by our lead therapist. We do not use triggering material and tailor clips to the age, ability and emotional needs of different young people.
Who are the workshop leaders?
All of our Workshop Leaders have a creative style of delivery along with significant professional experience of delivering participatory learning to young people in a range of settings. All our Workshop Leaders have experience teaching challenging or sensitive topics to young people. You can find out more about our workshop leaders here.
Who are the therapists?
All of our therapists are fully qualified therapists, clinical psychologists or mental health nurses with current professional registration. They all have CAMHS experience and/or other transferable experience with young people in schools, youth groups or colleges. You can find out more about our therapists here.
We only select engaging and empathetic individuals with a real passion for supporting and empowering young people to tackle challenging issues. All team members have passed initial training which involves online learning, in-office preparation and observed delivery. All of the team have to meet and maintain our stringent quality standards.
How do you monitor impact?
We are led by feedback, outcomes and data; solid evidence to base our decisions on for maximum impact. We are very proud of our delivery outcomes to date. After a ThinkWell workshop, young people are 40% more likely to know where to go for mental health support and 41% more likely to ask for that help. You can see a summary of our pilot outcomes here. We’re looking forward to developing ever more robust monitoring and evaluation for ThinkWell including longer term tracking of young people’s health outcomes. We are in discussions with experts in healthcare data to see how we can effectively do this and all of our data is freely available to anyone who needs it for research.
How do your workshops help suicidal young people?
Our workshops are not exclusively for suicide prevention - they are an early intervention to empower young people to talk about their mental health and reach out for help earlier. We encourage organisations to offer ThinkWell to all young people, including those who may be feeling suicidal. Our qualified CAMHS therapists can triage young people who present as high risk providing clear action plans for next steps. All young people who attend workshops will know how, when and where to get help before they reach a point of crisis so may not become suicidal. We will be tracking ThinkWell’s impact and want to conduct a longitudinal study in the future to monitor the longer term outcomes for young people who attend the workshop.