Prioritising Mental Health

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Description
MHFA (Youth) course is an internationally recognised course designed specifically for people who teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 -18.

The comprehensive 2 day programme covers topics specific to young people and mental health including:
  • What is mental health?
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self harm, substance misuse and eating disorders
  • Promoting protective factors
  • Action planning using MHFA

MHFA is certificated by MHFA England. All participants will receive a standard MHFA manual and attendance certificate from MHFA England www.mhfaengland.org
Impact Statement
Attendance on this 2 day course leads to certification as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
  • Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a First Aid basis
  • Help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm
  • Help prevent a mental health illness from getting worse
  • Help a young person recover faster
  • Guide a young person towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problem
Audience

Teachers and support staff working with primary and secondary school age children


Date
28th June 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
29th June 2018 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Professionals authorised to deliver MHFA Youth
Cost
£210
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Date
25th June 2019 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
26th June 2019 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Professionals authorised to deliver MHFA Youth
Cost
£210
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Autism and Mental Health: A review of specific issues and interventions

Description
A day to:
  • Explore the particular mental health needs most commonly linked to children with an ASD
  • Explore current research in this area, including more vulnerable groups of children
  • Provide participants with resources and strategies to use with this group of students
  • Inform staff how to sign post students/families to external support
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will have staff supporting them who can understand and support their mental health needs
Staff:
  • Will be confident to manage Mental Health needs in students with an ASD, and have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience and a range of strategies and resources to draw upon
Schools:
  • Will have skilled staff to support this group of students, and sign post to other agencies as appropriate
Audience

SENCOs/Teachers and TA’s and other professionals, supporting children with an ASD and mental health related needs


Date
10th July 2018 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services and CAMHS
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Date
10th July 2019 (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Venue
SEND Outreach, King's Park Campus, Eltham Palace Road, SE9 5LX
Tutors
SEND Outreach Support Services
Cost
Free to Royal Borough of Greenwich schools
(non RBG school £120)
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Eating Disorders

Description
This half day workshop focuses specifically on eating disorders. Through presentation and group discussion, participants will consider how eating disorders relate to the spectrum of mental health and illness.

The session will equip participants with an overview of current theories, challenge misunderstandings, improve knowledge and raise awareness of common signs that a young person may be living with an eating disorder. It will also explore the role and responsibility of the teacher/support staff in relation to pupils with eating disorders and focus on skill acquisition and best practice to enable participants to:
  • Manage related emotions and behaviours in the classroom
  • Support themselves and manage their own feelings in relation to pupils with eating disorders
  • Share information and health promotion with pupils Signpost and refer on
The session is specifically designed to enable participants to draw on and learn from their own classroom experiences.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will be more confident in:
  • Recognising when a young person may have an eating disorder
  • Understanding eating disorders in young people and associated feelings and behaviour
  • Challenging misunderstandings and promoting helpful ways of discussing the issue of eating disorders, in the school environment
  • Using specific skills to listen, question, support and challenge
  • Their own ability to discuss the issue of eating disorders with a young person
  • Talking to a young person about a personal commitment to change or seek specialist help
  • Signposting and referring on to known specialist support services
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff working with primary and/or secondary school age children


Date
8th November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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Supporting Bereaved Pupils

Description
The ½ day training sessions will provide staff an outline of the Online course, extracts of the below modules and the skills to support colleagues in accessing and completing the above Online programme:

Module 1. Introduction

Module 2. Responding to a death
  • A bereaved pupil’s perspective
  • Understanding a bereaved pupil
  • Sharing the news
  • Supporting a bereaved pupil and their family
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained
Module 3. On-going Support
  • A pupil’s perspective
  • Models of grief
  • Supporting pupils through events and transitions
  • The role of the school and policy implications
  • A case scenario – to consolidate the understanding that you have gained
Module 4. Supporting you
  • How you support yourself while you support others
Impact Statement
The whole school community will gain confidence in supporting pupils and staff during difficult times of loss and bereavement
Audience

All school staff


Date
22nd November 2018 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
(Online programme £99) This is a joint project with Royal Greenwich Children’s Services and Child Bereavement UK to provide schools with the online training resource at a subsidised one-off cost of £99 per school. Once purchased, the whole school staffing team can assess the above training modules.
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Date
4th April 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
(Online programme £99) This is a joint project with Royal Greenwich Children’s Services and Child Bereavement UK to provide schools with the online training resource at a subsidised one-off cost of £99 per school. Once purchased, the whole school staffing team can assess the above training modules.
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Creative ways of working with bereaved children

Description
It is important that bereaved children receive acknowledgement and understanding both physically and emotionally during their time of need. Whatever role you may play in a bereaved child’s life, you can help them by your support, encouragement and practical help. This course will explore creative ways to help children express themselves when someone important to them is dying or has died. This day is suitable for all those whose work includes contact with bereaved children and young people and children.
Impact Statement
Pupils:
  • Will feel supported and will build resilience by having the opportunity to talk about her feelings in a safe environment
Staff and Schools:
  • Will gain essential skills and a better understanding of how to meet the needs of bereaved pupils and their families
Audience

All school staff


Date
17th January 2019 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
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Date
6th June 2019 (9:30am - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
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Bereavement

Description
One in 29 children aged 5 to 16 has experienced the death of a parent or sibling, and as many as 92% of young people in the UK, will experience a ‘significant’ bereavement before the age of 16. It is thought that up to 70% of schools have a bereaved pupil on the school roll at any one time.

The purpose of this half day workshop is to explore bereavement through a child’s eyes and to consider the important role staff can play in
helping a child to express their grief.

The workshop is participatory in design and includes group discussion & exercises around the following core themes:
  • Grief and the spectrum of mental health
  • The impact of loss/death on an individual child
  • Breaking sad news to a child and sharing sad news with classmates/school community
  • Listening to grief & eliciting feelings
  • Common questions- knowing what to say, and how to avoid unhelpful, habitual responses
  • Managing own emotions in relation to bereavement and children
  • Addressing the impact of bereavement on the wider school population
Impact Statement
Practitioners:
  • Will have a renewed understanding of bereavement and the process of grief, through a child’s eyes
  • Know how to deal sensitively with bereaved children
  • Feel confident in their ability to support children throughout the school express and manage their grief
  • Be equipped with skills to support conversations about death, loss and bereavement within the school community
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff


Date
24th January 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Lead Practitioners from Child Bereavement UK
Cost
£60
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Self Harm

Description
This half-day workshop focuses on self-harm amongst school age children. Through presentation and group discussion, participants will consider how self-harm relates to the spectrum of mental health and illness. The workshop will equip participants with an overview of current theories, challenge misunderstandings, improve knowledge and raise awareness of common self-harming behaviours in young people.
Impact Statement
Practitioners will be more confident in:
  • Understanding reasons why young people may self-harm
  • Recognising self-harm in young people
  • Challenging misunderstandings around self-harming behaviour and promoting helpful ways of discussing this issue in the school environment
Audience

Teachers, SENCOs & support staff working with primary and/or secondary school age children


Date
30th April 2019 (9:30am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Tutors
Young Minds
Cost
£60
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