Training

We Can Talk is a highly interactive one day training taught by hospital and mental health experts alongside a young advisor. The training enables hospital staff to recognise the important role they are already playing in supporting the emotional and mental health of young people and builds on these existing skills. The We Can Talk project works with acute hospitals and their linked mental health providers to embed the training in their organisations.

We Can Talk CYP MH training is based on an evidenced-based educational framework thatĀ embodies all the We Can Talk Principles.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of common mental health difficulties in Children and Young People (CYP)
  • Explore the different scenarios where hospital staff support CYP who may be experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Understand the experiences of CYP with mental health difficulties
  • Explore and understand how to communicate effectively with children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • Explore and understand key approaches to supporting CYP with mental health difficulties

Suggested audience:

This course is appropriate for anyone who encounters children and young people in a hospital setting including nurses, HCAs, AHPs, doctors, students, trainees and non-clinical staff.

Additional Information:

This course runs from 9am to 5pm and is equivalent to 7 hours of CPD.


Learn more about the one-day We Can Talk training by watching Barts Health NHS Trust’s short film about our pilot project.


Training Day Links

Pre-course questionnaire

Post-course questionnaire


For more information please use the contact form or e-mailĀ info@wecantalk.online

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Est. 2017