YouCan is a six-week programme designed to support young people with a range of needs.
It is an early intervention programme to support and develop reliance and self-regulation of emotions, during difficult life changes and milestones. Examples could include; having a caring role, divorce of parents, death of a loved one, bullying, being in care, struggles with appearance and emotional and mental health difficulties. It supports young people to build confidence, self-esteem, reduces isolation and encourages the development of peer support.
The programme is adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of the target group. YouCan is also flexible in its delivery, ensuring that it supports all learning styles. We deliver information in ways which are appropriate to visual, kinaesthetic and linguistic learners, whilst encouraging social learning.
The programme covers a number of areas:
- YouCan be you
- YouCan be confident
- YouCan have friends
- YouCan be healthy
- YouCan achieve
YouCan aims to give young people strategies to manage their emotions, feel less isolated and have peer support. YouCan primarily operates in schools and works in partnership to provide teacher training and a legacy for our young people.
In support of YouCan, we have written our own children’s book, which encourages children to talk about their worries. Find out more about ‘Pouch’s Magical Worry Cheeks’