Emotional and Mental Health
IMPORTANT NEWS: OCTOBER 2018
As part of the Government’s drive to address mental health issues in young people, mental health workers are being appointed by NHS trusts to support schools and provide training.
I attended a meeting and learned about the services being offered to schools in the Preston area in Lancashire. This is being replicated in all areas. As I get more contact information I will add it here.
This document (click here to download) has been created by the Preston CAMHS Team. There are 2 documents contained in this scanned copy. The first 2 pages relate to the Preston service, however the following pages contain a list of agencies and officers that provide support to specific as well as general groups and needs. Some apply only to the Preston area, others are national. A very useful list. Check out you local CAMHS service for details of support offered in you area.
Recent additions and revisions to this list: September 2018
Debbie Lemmon is a qualified person centred counsellor and certified play therapist. Starfish Therapeutic Services covers Lancaster, Morecambe and surrounding areas. Services range from talking therapies to creative therapies including play therapy and coaching with parents. See her new website for further information.
Debbie is also launching a new 5 week course 'Living with Anxiety' on Jan 2019. Contact her via her website for further information.
Cath Hunter, is a therapeutic consultant, trainer, play therapist and supervisor with vast experience. Offering a range of services and strategies to support children, families and the staff who work with them to make positive changes in their lives.
Visit her website for further information about her services, courses and books that are also available to purchase
Manchester 22 November 2018. A flagship event organised by Optimus Education.
Following the DfE’s green paper on transforming mental health provision for children and young people, this year’s conference will hold sessions on understanding and implementing its recommendations, specifically the proposed new role of a designated mental health lead in school.
In addition, this year’s packed programme includes keynotes and streamed sessions on:
- Anxiety and depression – practical strategies for dealing with cases in both Primary and Secondary settings
- Parents and families – equip parents with the skills to provide appropriate support at home
- Parents mental health – supporting children whose parents struggle with mental health issues
- Online and media – social media, cyberbullying, and challenging pupils’ misconceptions of body image
- Staff training – fresh and engaging methods of mental health training.
Click the title above to find the full programme and to book your place. Early-bird rates are available for a limited time.
"ADHD in 2018. Neurodiversity and Mental Health" at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool; 8-9th November 2018
Bursary places are available to teachers, clinicians and nurses with an interest in ADHD at the cost of £120 per day.
For booking information, go to www.adhdfoundation.org.uk and click on “Book Now” on the Home page and fill in the booking form.
They work to improve the lives of children and young people with mental health problems, by providing specialist help, training and innovative research. A very useful website and a regular newsletter for you to subscribe to.
Here's a link to one of her newsletters (Oct2017) which contains information regarding a new Teacher Toolkit with assembly and lesson plans to encourage children to talk about mental health and to listen to friends who wnat to share their problems.
On My Mind - is a new youth website (from Anna Freud) to help young people have more engagement in mental health support an give them a voice in the treatment they receive. More information about this site is provided in their Oct2018 newsletter.
Training offered for Attachment Disorders, Autism in Education, Improving eductional outcomes for looked after children, NLP, and Childhood Behaviour. 1-2-1 bespoke support packages for pupils in schools also available. Contact Jude Harrison-Smith via the Educla website.
Lancashire Transformation Programme
Works with children and young people is a five year programme to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region and give them the best start in life.
Read more about it via these following links:
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit Newsletter 13/02/2017
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help you support your pupils.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing in Schools
A service across Lancashire offering general mental health awareness courses: Younth Mental Health First Aid Training, Safetalk and ASIST taining funded by LCC-Public Health for anyone living in Lancashire. Lots of dates for training across various locations in the county. Visit their website for further information: http://www.p-a-c.org.uk/projects/training/
One-stop shop for mental health, wellbeing and resilience for the whole school. Young Minds supports whole school improvement; they supports professionals, and they support pupils, parents and the wider school community.