Soft Skills for Wellbeing
A 2-hour Workshop
FORMAT: IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL
We designed Soft Skills for Wellbeing to support young people’s wellbeing in response to the impact of Covid-19. However, it is always relevant, as it helps young people deal with the complex issues they regularly encounter.
I enjoyed that what was talked about was related to what we face in our lives every day
We developed this 2-hour workshop with input from the young people we work with, who report increased anxiety and depression, with concerns ranging from losing friendships and poor body image to uncertainty about employment prospects. These observations align with current research from organisations including Young Minds and The Children’s Society, which report alarming increases in serious mental health problems among young people.
I wish there were more of these sessions at college
Soft Skills for Wellbeing comprises a lively presentation, small and whole group discussions, and activities. Participants are introduced to soft skills and given the means to develop them immediately and in future.
We address 40 soft skills in these five areas:
- Knowing Yourself
- Relationships & Communication
- Confidence & Dealing with Bullies
- Structuring Your Life
- Using Your Creativity & Intuition
During the session, participants investigate a variety of issues, including:
- how Barriers block our soft skills and the impact this has on our wellbeing
- problems around body image and being different to accepted societal norms
- the benefits of empathy and how it improves soft skills such as networking and negotiating
- the red flags of controlling behaviour used by energy vampires
- the best ways to structure our time
- how to develop creativity and the surprising value this has in the workplace