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Youth Development Training (YDT)

The aim of our YDT is to provide young adults (14-24) with the opportunity to develop and further enhance their life skills. Training programmes are currently available on the following themes:
  • * Creative teamwork - developing inter-personal skills through practical art activities using mediums such as paint, print, mosaic, collage, drawing and ceramics.
  • Volunteer skills training programme - empowering young people with the necessary skills to become confident and effective volunteers.
  • Leadership skills - how to successfully manage and motivate people within team settings.
  • *Assertiveness training - raising confidence and self-esteem along with positive thinking.
  • * Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • *Understanding and managing stress and anger, including dealing with difficult people and managing pressurised situations.
  • * Exploring a range of useful relaxation techniques to help manage the demands of everyday life. 
  • * Mentoring on the move - running for wellbeing (carried out by a registered UK Athletics running  coach).
  • * How to deal with bullying - what bullying is; the physical and psychological effects of bullying; support mechanisms and techniques that can be used to bring about positive outcomes from negative situations.
  • Preparation for further education & employment - time management and organisational skills, putting together CV's, filling out job/college application forms, developing and enhancing interview skills.

    * These workshops are also suitable for young people from the age of 11 upwards.