These could well be the most challenging times ever to be growing up and making sense of the world.
Without wishing to be alarmist, we know that before the global pandemic came along, many young people were finding it tough to navigate through the poorly regulated world of the internet including social media, increasing family disfunction and pressures of high personal and academic expectations. *
Yes – children are (generally) adaptable and resilient. But what about those who need some extra support to get through their struggles at the moment? Those whose learning is affected by their lack of emotional wellbeing? Those who are spiralling downwards?
No one wants this; coaching is one of the best ways to help young people find their ways forwards and start to thrive!
Most schools and colleges are brilliant at providing a range of support for their students.
Coaching is a highly effective intervention; more commonly used with adults, but also extremely successful in giving young people a high level of ownership and control over aspects of their lives they find challenging.
For many young people, finding effective strategies and empowerment through coaching has reversed the downward spiral into poor mental health and placed them back on track for learning and loving life!
* Challenges facing young people, YMCA