Interactive, face to face training workshops
MYH provides interactive training courses in the comfort of your own school or community centre. Each course includes presentations and workshops tackling a variety of issues faced by young Muslims. Teachers will gain insight into helpline statistics and the nature of calls received by MYH. More essentially the course will provide skill how to best handle such issues when approached by young Muslims as well as key points of referral that can offer further support to those suffering in silence. The course covers a wide range of scenarios and case studies based on true events and actual helpline calls.
The three most popular one day training courses offered by MYH are:
- Addictions, awareness & support
- Managing mental well being
- Supporting social well being
Work-through Training Pack
This training pack is designed to be a complementary aid to the interactive face to face training provided by MYH. The main theme of this pack surrounds issues relating to addictions, mental well being, social well being and the impact it has on young Muslims.
The three main aims of this training pack are:
- Awareness of the current situation of young Muslims
- Understanding the issues, their causes and effects
- Sharing best practices in approaching these issues
The most important feature of this training pack is the interactive exercises within it. These are essential to complete as part of the training and ensure that participation and a thorough understanding of the course has been undertaken. Having a work-through training pack enables one to contemplate on the course content and develop independent thinking. This is vital when it comes to applying support to students in daily life.
Other key elements you will find in this training pack include:
- Case studies and scenarios based on true events
- Statistics from the Muslim youth helpline and key facts relating to young Muslim issues
- Fundamental skills set for providing support to young Muslims who are suffering
- First step flash cards which offer a fast and easy way to refer to the right guidance when needed
- Appropriate response prompt cards for guidance on what to say and how to say it in the most appropriate and sensitive manner.
The information provided in this training pack also includes a collaboration of resource materials from various professional bodies sited at the end of this publication. This training pack has been constructed by;
Mehjabeen Hussein Rahim BA (Hons) CertEd (DTLLS)
MYH Training Development Officer
First step flash cards
The first step flash cards are an essential tool to refer to when faced with situation that requires further support and action.
The first step flash cards cover the following areas:
- Background awareness
- Open questioning
- Useful points of referral
- How do I know something is wrong?
- What can I suggest to my students?
- Awareness of faith and cultural sensitivity
- Do's and Don'ts when approached or confided in
- How MYH can help
The first step flash cards offer quick guidance and are handy to carry around or give out at any time. They contain key points of information that every individual working with young people should know and be aware of. The flash cards are a great resource to equip you with the info and skills you need to be a source of support for vulnerable youth.
Appropriate responses prompt cards
The appropriate response prompt cards provide examples of how those suffering may express their issues to you. With each scenario there are prompts on how best to react and respond to these expressions. The prompts provide conversational approaches as well as open questions that can lead to a supportive and productive conversation. The prompt cards also make available some suggestions you can give out to those suffering with any of the scenarios listed. With a supply of appropriate responses and key phrases these prompt cards are a very beneficial resource to have near at hand.
The appropriate response prompt cards deal with the following areas:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Anger (out of control)
- Low self esteem
- Useful points of referral
- How MYH can support
MYH Skills Map
The MYH Skills map is a colourful resource that serves as a quick reminder for those working in an environment where they may come across vulnerable young people. The 6 skills mapped out are an essential part of providing immediate support and response to young people who are suffering in the most sensitive manner. Helpline officers at MYH use the following six approaches to ensure they are able to provide assistance and empower those suffering in silence.
MYH Reach out Assemblies & Awareness stalls
As part of raising awareness of our services MYH is eager to attend school and community events to present information regarding the core services they provide. Part of this includes holding a stall whereby information booklets, publications, posters, magnets and a variety of resources are available.
One of our most recent and increasingly popular range of resources are the 'Student self help pocket guides'.
To book an awareness assembly or stall, please click here
Student self help pocket guides
These are created and designed to be user friendly for students aged 11 and over. They are small portable booklets of information, quizzes, interesting facts, and self help tips. The booklets provide:
- An understanding of what can affect your health and the dangers of certain habits and thoughts.
- A way to assess and evaluate your behaviour, thoughts and feelings and keep your mental well being in check.
- Some useful tips on how to tackle a variety of issues related to addiction, mental health and social well being as well as some self help pointers to guide you in the right direction.
The four main student self help guides available are:
- Tackling Addiction
- Boosting self-esteem & Tackling Bullying (also appropriate and popular amongst primary school students)
- Mental Well Being
- Stress Management