This practice activity provides guidelines for referring a young person to an online Q&A with a professional, on the ReachOut Forums. Get tips for using this to help young people.
This practice activity will help you:
- understand the role online Q&A's can play
- make a supported referral to an online Q&A
- follow up the referral in a reflective conversation with a young person.
The ReachOut.com ‘InfoBus’ sessions are monthly discussions on the ReachOut Forums where a mental health professional or specialist is invited as a special guest, to respond to young people’s questions and facilitate a discussion about a serious mental health topic - such as coping with depression, self-harm, eating disorders etc. These discussions provide a safe guided space for young people to talk about mental health topics that may be sensitive or potentially triggering, and to get professional advice with a level of anonymity.
In this activity, we will outline the referral of a young person to an InfoBus session as a safe and anonymous space that they can use to explore sensitive mental health related issues they may be experiencing.