Youth & Students
Our youth sessions, aimed at young people aged 11–15+, explore everything from key mental health concepts and messages to ways to support friends and manage stress.
For students, university can be a stressful time. The transition from adolescence through to becoming young independent adults living away from home can create a range of specific issues affecting students’ mental health. Our sessions for students offer tools to support you live as a student and are available through your local JSoc or email please firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Jami Education’s Bnei Mitzvah session on Mental Health Awareness would be a great complement to your synagogue’s Bnei Mitzvah programme. The content and style of our one-off session is tailored specifically for this age group, introducing them to key mental health concepts and messages in an accessible, interactive and relevant way. The session also explores how our mental health changes, how to support ourselves and others, and what Judaism teaches us about our mental health.
For youth aged 11–13
Young people are increasingly at the forefront of mental health discussions. They want to be part of the conversation, helping to combat stigma and provide appropriate support to their friends. They have the power to create change and inspire others to look after their mental health. In this session we will bust myths around mental health, introduce self-care and explore how young people can support their friends.
For youth aged 11+
With all the pressures that young people face, looking after their wellbeing is crucial. So what better way to do this than with mindfulness and milkshakes. In this session, we indulge in some taster mindful creative activities to allow young people to become more aware of their stream of thoughts and the feelings they experience, and to help them alleviate some stress.
For youth aged 11–14
A little stress can be motivating, but too much stress can be overwhelming, particularly during exam season. While we can’t eradicate stress completely, we can use stress management techniques to make the hurdle of exams easier. In this session, we explore our response to stress, the causes and effects of stress and, most importantly, how we can use self-care as a tool to look after our wellbeing and boost motivation.
For youth aged 15+
Feelings of loneliness can be difficult to deal with and can cause us to feel disconnected from the world. While many of us experience loneliness, the conversation around loneliness is still often dismissed by society. We want to empower young people to be able to combat this stigma. This session explores the themes of loneliness and how we can support one another, build connections and enhance our wellbeing.
For youth aged 13+
University is a big place, filled with big responsibilities and life changes. Join us to consider our mental health at university. What parts of university life might impact our mental health? How can we boost our mental health by taking advantage of the new and exciting elements of university life? Where can we find support for ourselves? And how can we balance looking after ourselves and our friends? We look forward to much thought-provoking conversation around university life, our mental health, self-care and support.
Are you interested in mental health? Want to be able to look after your own mental health whilst supporting others? Interested in learning how to give support to those experiencing mental illness and distress with care and compassion?
Join us on a Mental Health First Aid course! This accredited and internationally recognised training will explore various forms of mental illness and distress. And teach you the skills you need to provide an initial first aid response.
University can be a challenging time. Navigating a whole new set of experiences and responsibilities. We may find ourselves striving for motivation and productivity, but simply lacking the energy to do so. The decline in our levels of motivation, may be due to the pressure and commitments we may face. And the overall impact of university life on our mental health. So, what may be the reasons we struggle to be motivated? Why might it be impacting our mental health? And how can we optimise our levels of motivation on campus? Join us to explore further.
Ever heard of ‘fake it till you make it’? Ever doubted your ability? Ever doubted your own achievements or assumed it was pure luck? Imposter Syndrome involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite our capability, knowledge, or performance. Join us to explore what imposter syndrome is, how we may experience it as students and how we can manage it better.
Do you feel burnt out at university? What might be causing this? Is it the expectations and demand of your course? Is it the overwhelming feeling of having to interact with others constantly? Do you feel emotionally worn out and find yourself looking for quick fixes that do not help? Let’s explore ways we can look after ourselves so that we don’t become burnt out.