Launch of Mental Skills Training Toolkit for young people

Friday, 14 February 2020 - 11:57am

You can view and download the toolkit on the Youth Homelessness Resources page or by visiting and clicking the Toolkit tab.

In partnership with Homeless Link, St Basils and Youth Voice, the SPRINT project team at The University of Birmingham are excited to announce the public launch of their Mental Skills Training Toolkit and accompanying guide, developed as support material to aid psychologically informed delivery of the toolkit. 

The toolkit draws from six years of experience gained through delivering the psychologically informed community-based programme My Strengths Training for Life. This programme has been developed, delivered and continuously improved through a collaborative approach taken by young people, staff, and the sports psychology research from the University of Birmingham.

By making these resources freely available for the first time, it is hoped that those working within and outside the homelessness sector can facilitate mental skills development and well-being with their clients. Find out more by watching the summary video from our recent toolkit launch event; and follow our story by using the hashtag #MSTtoolkit on Twitter.

The MST Toolkit offers a range of resources for staff and practitioners to support and foster positive outcomes in the young people they work with focussing on life skills development and building qualities such as resilience and self-worth. The guidance has been produced as an accompanying piece to support staff to build confidence in delivering the toolkit in a psychologically informed way.

To learn more about the work informing the toolkit, book your place at Project Director Dr Jennifer Cumming’s upcoming public lecture at the University of Birmingham on 27th February: