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Family Hubs

Family Hubs are a ‘one-stop-shop’ for children and young people aged 0-19 (0-25 with additional needs) and their families and are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family from pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability).

Whether you are a mother or father, parent-to-be, a grandparent or a carer – whoever you are, you will be welcomed.

Royal Greenwich have a network of Children’s Centres, youth centres, libraries and other community buildings in the borough, all offering access to information, help and support delivered by staff working across a range of different services, including the council, health services and voluntary and community organisations. Our aim is to better coordinate these services, to make sure that all families know how to access the information and help they need, when they need it.

If you work for these organisations with Family Hubs, you are invited to attend training focused on parenting support and perinatal mental health. Please find further details about the courses available here.

Solihull Understanding Trauma
Learn about:
  • Type 1 and Type 2 trauma
  • The window of tolerance
  • Stages of going through a traumatic experience
  • Neurology and trauma
  • Recognising trauma
  • Recovery from trauma
  • SELF model
  • Trauma, attachment and epigenetics
  • Community trauma
  • Organisational trauma
  • Trauma aware community
Participants will have a:
  • Deeper understanding of the effects of trauma, the recovery process and how society can support recovery from trauma
This training is for anyone working with babies or young children, young people, parents or families; for example:
  • Children's Centre workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Family Support Workers
  • Perinatal support services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Family Courts
  • Community Police
  • Firefighters
  • Education Practitioners
  • Pastoral staff in schools
Family Hubs
Date
4th June 2024 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
Online
Tutors
Member of Solihull training team
Cost
Free For Family Hubs Staff only

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iHV Fathers & Perinatal Mental Health Awareness
Participants will:
  • Improve their knowledge about the mental health of fathers in the perinatal period
  • Developing their mindset and skills required to effectively engage and successfully work in partnership with fathers to foster good paternal, infant, and family mental health
Participants will:
  • Be passionate about the importance of good paternal mental health 
  • Appreciate the role of the father in the context of today’s society and how this can impact on engaging with services
  • Understand the importance of good mental health to support the transition to parenthood
  • Have reviewed and be able to appreciate and confidently disseminate contemporary policy and research related to paternal mental health, appreciating how it applies to practice at a local level
  • Appreciate the effects and impact of paternal mental illness on the father, partner, the developing fetus-infant-child across the life course, including the father-infant and wider family relationships
  • Know the range of perinatal mental health conditions and be able to recognise paternal mental illness 
  • Understand some of the challenges and risks in identifying and supporting families affected by paternal mental health problems, including stigma, drugs and alcohol, cultural considerations, domestic violence and abuse and safeguarding concerns
  • Be clear about their responsibilities in relation to paternal mental health, including the need for timely referral, appreciating how their role fits with others along the care pathway
  • Be aware of simple strategies to influence practice, in order to improve father involvement and provide a more inclusive service
  • Feel confident to engage with fathers to support their mental wellbeing and develop father inclusive services
This training is for anyone working with babies or young children, young people, parents or families; for example:
  • Children's Centre workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Family Support Workers
  • Perinatal support services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Family Courts
  • Community Police
  • Firefighters
Family Hubs
Date
11th June 2024 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
Online
Tutors
Member of Solihull training team
Cost
Free For Family Hubs Staff only

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iHV Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Awareness
Learn about:
  • The concepts of perinatal and infant mental health
  • The impact it can have for the developing baby, infant, parents, wider family and society
  • What we can do to support good family mental health and wellbeing
 
Participants will:
  • Be able to articulate the importance of good perinatal and infant mental health (PIMH)
  • Have an increased awareness of available contemporary policy and research
  • Understand and value the importance of adopting a relational and trauma-informed approach when working 
  • with families
  • Appreciate the effects and impact of perinatal mental illness on parents and the developing baby/child across 
  • the life course 
  • Recognise how perinatal mental illness can affect the parent-infant and wider family relationships
  • Know the range of perinatal mental health conditions and be able to recognise the clinical features of the most 
  • common perinatal mental health conditions
  • Understand the impact of stigma in relation to perinatal and infant mental health 
  • Have an increased awareness of the risks associated with perinatal mental illness related to suicide and 
  • safeguarding 
  • Have an increased awareness of equity and inclusivity and the challenges in, and opportunities for, supporting all 
  • parents and their families experiencing, or at risk of, perinatal and infant mental health problems
  • Have an appreciation of the range of interventions and help available (locally and nationally) along with knowing 
  • when and how to access these
  • Understand the importance of wellbeing and resilience and feel confident to promote these concepts to 
  • colleagues
 
This training is for anyone working with babies or young children, young people, parents or families; for example:
  • Children's Centre workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Family Support Workers
  • Perinatal support services
  • Family Courts
  • Community Police
  • Firefighters
Family Hubs
Date
19th June 2024 (9:00am - 4:20pm)
Venue
The Woolwich Centre
Tutors
TBC
Cost
Free For Family Hubs Staff only

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Solihull Understanding Attachment
Participants will learn about:
  • Introduction to attachment theory: key concepts, phases and timing of attachment development
  • The quality of an attachment: the Strange Situation, types of attachment
  • Developments in attachment theory
  • Attachment and the Solihull Approach
  • Epigenetics and attachment
The aim of this course is to:
  • Clarify the concepts in attachment theory
  • Show that attachment theory is developing
  • Show how the Solihull Approach model links to attachment theory
  • Apply attachment theory to practice
  • Show how epigenetic links to attachment theory and how both relate to trauma
This training is for anyone working with babies or young children, young people, parents or families; for example:
  • Children's Centre workers
  • Health Visitors
  • Family Support Workers
  • Perinatal support services
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Family Courts
  • Community Police
  • Firefighters
  • Education Practitioners
  • Pastoral staff in schools
Family Hubs
Date
20th June 2024 (9:00am - 4:30pm)
Venue
Online
Tutors
Member of Solihull training team
Cost
Free For Family Hubs Staff only

To make booking please Login or Register