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Launch of Mental Skills Training Toolkit & Guide: new strengths-based resources for young people who are homeless or at risk

February 19, 2020

The University of Birmingham has launched a new strengths-based resource for improving outcomes in young people who are homeless or at risk.

 

The SPRINT project team at The University of Birmingham have been working with local housing charity St Basils, to develop and implement a set of strengths-based mental skills training tools, to help homeless young people improve their resiliency. Using evidence-based principles from sports psychology, normally used by elite athletes to enhance performance, the toolkit offers opportunities for skills development. These techniques have already been shown to improve well-being and employment opportunities for at-risk young people through the My Strengths Training for Life™ programme.   

  

Find out more by watching the summary video from the recent toolkit launch event.

 

Dr Jennifer Cumming, Project Director, will be delivering a public lecture at The University of Birmingham on Thursday, 27th February 2020 (17:30-19:00), entitled Realising Potential – How Sports Psychology can challenge Homelessness. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear more about the launch of the toolkit and guide, in addition to the research behind their development.

 

Click here to book your place.

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