Today I was very pleased to be speaking at a school in st Albans, alongside Hertfordshire Youth Connections. I was invited to join them as they are raising awareness of mental health and well being directly with young people. At NLP4Kids we frequently work with young people experiencing mental health issues and I wanted to raise awareness of the issue by going into schools..
There were 4 speakers today in total, one speaking about the benefits of voluntary work, one from the health department and another from youth services in Hertfordshire. So I was a bit of a wild card!
There were 130 year 13 pupils and each speaker had just 10 minutes to share the most useful strategy, technique or idea to the group. I chose to deliver a super quick NLP communication model.
At first I got a bit anxious because I realised that everyone else had flashy powerpoint, hand outs and notes. I had a flip chart, and that was it! However, sometimes the simplest things can be the most effective…
The feedback I got afterwards was that what I presented was highlight of the hour and the most informative. I’ve since heard that the students feedback said something similar.
When I got back I had an email from the Head of Psychology at the school. He was in the room and had watched all of the presentations and has asked me to go back in the summer term to speak to the 6th form psychology students.
Youth Connections called and asked if NLP4Kids might be able to provide some training for the youth workers. I said I’d think about it. ;D
Gemma Bailey is the director of NLP4Kids, a children’s therapy service that provides teen therapy and child counselling using NLP, a proactive alternative to conventional child psychology. If you are looking for a child counsellor to help your child overcome stress, depression or anxiety related problems or if you wish to book a workshop to help your child improve their mental health call 0203 6677294 or email Gemma is based in Hertfordshire and works with clients in and around Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Watford, Potters Bar, Berkhamsted, North London and Hertfordshire.