Mind HK and MINDSET are pleased to announce its training course on Youth Wellbeing Practitioner (YWP), using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework, is now open for applications. Trainees will undergo 114 hours of intensive teaching in July 2022, followed by a 9-month placement. Applications will close on January 2022.

Using a model similar to the UK’s Children and Young Person’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) initiative, this course will train a new cohort of practitioners to work with young people (aged between 12 and 24) experiencing mild to moderate psychological distress using a low-intensity, manualised intervention based on the principles of ACT. This training and the related research will be conducted in collaboration with King’s College London and Hong Kong Baptist University.  Upon completion of this training, graduates will hold the skills to provide guided self-help based on the principles of ACT to young people facing mild to moderate mental health problems in Hong Kong.

Candidates’ training course fees have been fully funded by the programme’s sponsors: Jardine Matheson, MINDSET, Hongkong Land HOME FUND and HKEX Foundation. The training is free to 50 successful applicants. Eligibility requirements can be found here.

For more details on the course and application process, please visit: https://www.mind.org.hk/low-intensity-intervention-for-young-people-training-course/