The Basic Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health course is designed for the Youth Advisory Research Unit to provide them with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to understand and address the unique mental health challenges faced by adolescents. The course aims to equip the YARU with essential counseling techniques and intervention strategies tailored to the specific needs of adolescents. The YARU will learn to create a safe and supportive environment, develop effective communication skills, and apply appropriate counselling approaches to promote the mental well-being of adolescents.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health
  2. Common Mental Health Issues in Adolescents
  3. Counselling Skills for Working with Adolescents
  4. Intervention Strategies for Adolescent Mental Health

Final Assessment:

The final assessment for the Basic Adolescent Counselling and Mental Health course will consist of a practical skills demonstration. Participants will be required to demonstrate their ability to apply counselling techniques and intervention strategies when working with adolescent clients. This assessment will provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their understanding of the course content and their proficiency in working with adolescents in a counselling setting.

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our online learning platform
  • Final evaluation examination are taken physically on the last day of the workshop.
  • Student should commit approximately 2-3 hours of their time per day for the 3 day course.

Materials Provided

  • Online delivery of the curriculum materials exercises and templates


  • In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments before the specified due date.