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'Youth Aware of Mental Health' (YAM) is a mental health promotion programme for young people, developed by researchers in public mental health and psychiatry from the Karolinska Institute and Columbia University. Delivering YAM involves approaching sensitive topics such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts with young people, facilitating role plays, and exploring ways of supporting young people to reflect on and problem-solve emotionally charged situations and dilemmas.
The Centre is recruiting post-holders to lead on delivering YAM to year 9 secondary school pupils in the spring term of 2020. Clinical experience is not required for the role of YAM Instructor: more important is the Instructor's ability to build alliances and reciprocal relationships with a diverse range of young people.
We are recruiting YAM Instructors who are willing and able to work in and around one or more of the following areas (travel expenses will be covered):
* Birmingham, Nottingham and the Midlands;
* Greater Manchester and North West England;
* Leeds and Yorkshire.
YAM Instructors will be required to travel to deliver YAM to pupil groups in classrooms in schools who have been randomly selected to receive YAM. The post-holders should therefore be willing to travel and have availability to work for at least one day per week during school hours in the 2020 school spring term.
Each full course of YAM will consist of five weekly one-hour sessions delivered to the same pupil group each week across a period of five consecutive weeks and will include preparation for and debriefing after sessions. The number of YAM courses to be delivered by each YAM Instructor is negotiable, although post-holders will be required to commit to delivering at least three full courses of YAM (15 sessions). This will require a commitment of at least one day per week. We will work with the timetables of the schools and the availability of each individual post-holder in order to create bespoke delivery schedules.
Post-holders will also be required to attend a five-day training course based in London from 2-6 September 2019. Training will be delivered by fully certified YAM Trainers, and attendees will be paid for training at a rate of £775 for the week. Necessary accommodation and travel costs for the week will be covered.
Please apply via the Centre's vacancies online application form. Unfortunately we cannot accept CVs or other documents submitted by email.