About our plan:
At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Realise – which provides apprenticeships and training for 7,000 people aged 16 or over across the UK – has outlined a package of measures to assist employers and school leavers seeking apprenticeship opportunities.
Realise’s Training and Development Officers across a range of sectors – including health and social care, early years, hairdressing and transport – have undergone special additional training to support school leavers who have seen their mental health impacted by the repercussions of Covid-19.
An app has also been introduced for learners to reach out to get support or raise any mental health concerns while Realise has also trained a team of mental health first aiders to support its apprentices.
The measures have been taken after a report from Young Minds – a mental health charity for children, young people and their parents – revealed more than two-thirds of parents are very concerned about the long-term impact of coronavirus on their child’s mental health.