Train-the-trainer: how to be a mental health coach?

In Cape Town, South Africa, Train for Change trained an enthusiastic group of aspiring new mental health coaches for Little Lions Childcoaching. In 8 weeks time these local rolemodels completed the academy, in which they learned all about the basic principles of psychology, communication skills, the essentials of how to work with kids and how to provide the Little Lions intervention. The group also completed a training in trauma-support. The new mental health coaches are now all working for Little Lions child coaching; providing free mental health workshops to children in the townships surrounding Cape Town. To learn more about the work of Little Lions Childcoaching you can visit their website:

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