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MST4Life Toolkit Launch Workshop

MST4Life are hosting a free workshop for those interested in mental resilience as well as strengths based practice and research. 

Time and date: 9:30am – 4:00pm on 11th November 2019,
Location: Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham, B15 2RS

Sport Psychologists from the University of Birmingham have teamed up with St Basils, Youth Voice, and Homeless Link, to co-create a toolkit based on the learning and evidence from the My Strengths Training for Life™ (MST4Life™) programme.

MST4Life™ is a unique strengths-based programme developed over 6 years as a collaboration between researchers, psychological practitioners, frontline staff, housing service managers and young people themselves. Originating from sport psychology programmes to support top athletes, MST4Life™ helps 16-24 year olds to recognise and develop the personal strengths needed to gain independence, build confidence, and achieve their aspirations.

To share the learning from MST4Life™ into a usable format, the toolkit contains evidence-based:

–        Information and practical resources for staff to use in 1:1 or group work

–        Self-study guide and workbook for service users



The workshop celebrating the launch of this toolkit will be of most interest to those who:

  • Are interested in psychologically-informed ways of working with service users
  • Work directly to support children and young adults who are homeless or at risk
  • Commission or run services that provide support to children and young adults who are homeless or at risk
  • Conduct research into community and strengths-based approaches with people who are homeless or at risk


What to expect

1)      Presentations about MST4Life and the toolkit.


2)      The opportunity to engage in “taster” activities and interactive discussions about barriers and enablers to implementing the toolkit.


3)      A panel discussion formed by members of Youth Voice, a group of passionate young people who have experienced homelessness and now advocate for improvements in services and policy on a national level.


Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided and there will also be plenty of opportunities to network throughout the event.

Places are limited so early registration is recommended.  Reserve your place here and see attached flyer.


More information about the event will be added to our website in the coming weeks: .  Please also contact Dr Mary Quinton at if you have any questions.

Download flyer:

MST4Life toolkit workshop