Strengthening Youth Mental Health

Resilience isn’t a personality trait – it’s something that we can all take steps to achieve.
Taking steps to look after your wellbeing can help you deal with pressure, and reduce the impact that stress has on your life.
This is sometimes called developing emotional resilience. Resilience is not just your ability to bounce back, but also your capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.”

Equipping Youth Workers To Transform Lives!

#sesaYOUTH is a 5-year, £3m professional capability building initiative, transforming youth development provision to help young people to manage anxiety, and ultimately help prevent the social impact of youth mental ill-health.
This collaborative initiative connects Foundations, Charities and Faith Centres together, helping them establish and maintain a specialist capability for Social Emotional Development Practice.
By 2023, the initiative will provide professional development for 5,000 youth workers, establishing them as qualified and licensed specialists within key UK communities.

5-Year Objectives

By December 2023, #sesaYOUTH will establish a network multi-disciplinary capability:
  • 1,000 full-time & volunteer youth workers within football and rugby club community foundations;
  • 2,000 full-time and volunteer youth workers within grass-roots community charities;
  • 2,000 volunteer youth workers within faith centres’ community outreach teams.

Created for Nigeria in 2012, #sesaYOUTH has evolved into an international community of learning & development for youth workers.

This initiative connects UK youth workers into our #sesaYOUTH professional community, to help them specialise in building youth self-awareness and the social emotional competencies for emotional resilience within their provision; whilst carefully navigating the complexities of early years trauma and special needs.

Structured CPD

Specialist Areas

Impact Measurement

Immersed Professional Development

We use real-life environments for professional development, structured practice and reflection establishes real capability using work and home situations.
Our bite-sized, daily progression model builds-up knowledge and capability within sport, music, dance, drama, education provision; also making a positive impact within existing youth work provision.

A Digital Community

Members interact through a mobile platform, 50 times more engaging than traditional learning management systems.

On-Job Learning

Digital and locally facilitated learning & development progressively builds capability within real-life working environments.
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Qualified Capability

Qualified specialists are established through the Ofqual framework, then ITOL licensed through ongoing CPD activity.
We created PluggedIN sponsorship to help philanthropists and businesses drive their brand visibility and impact hand-in-hand with creating powerful, emotion-linked change.
PluggedIN partners reach specifically targeted objectives/markets, which ultimately complements their strategic objectives.
Bronze, Silver and Gold sponsors partnerships give a unique brand visibility and a social impact through this powerful capability building and activity.
Sponsorship partnerships are established with philanthropy organisations and business marketing teams, we combine them to directly sponsor capability building across Sports Foundations, Charities and Faith Networks.
This is “crowd-sponsorship”, which gives a clear brand visibility whilst also evidencing tangible brand impact for our PluggedIN partners; placing them at the centre of the social value achieved.
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