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Posted: 14th May 2020

Kooth’s free virtual sessions for professionals to support young people

Kooth is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 10-16 years across Lancashire. The service allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and guidance on any issue that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing.

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Posted: 7th May 2020

The Butterfly and Phoenix Project is still here to support young people

We are a team of trained counsellors working across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Fylde and Wyre. We support young people aged 11-18 to resolve emotional difficulties through the delivery of 1-2-1 counselling and group workshops.

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Posted: 6th May 2020

Mind launch survey to understand how the mental health and wellbeing of adults, children and young people is being affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

People are more likely to experience mental health problems during national emergencies, like this pandemic, and those who already have mental health problems can be the most affected. Therefore the national charity founded in 1946, Mind, has released a survey to find out the impact coronavirus is having on mental health, how people are currently accessing advice, and to better understand how they can support people during this time.

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Posted: 27th March 2020

Grosvenor Park Primary School and their fight against COVID-19 worries

In these uncertain times, when children can feel especially anxious and worried, the staff at Grosvenor Park School in Morecambe are doing everything they can to not allow this virus to affect the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their pupils.

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Posted: 19th March 2020

Coronavirus: Help and guidance

At these uncertain times, it is natural for your child to feel anxious or worried. If you would like some advice on how to talk to them, please take a look at these tips from World Health Organization.

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Posted: 4th March 2020

Chorley Council team up with local students to raise awareness on mental health

Chorley Council have recently teamed up with Preston’s College to work with their media students, who have produced some brilliant videos to highlight the issues facing young men when it comes to addressing and opening up about their wellbeing.

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Posted: 4th March 2020

MH:2K Central Lancashire: A youth-led approach to exploring mental health

Mental health conditions affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, with 75% of mental health problems in adult life, excluding dementia, starting before age eighteen. Given this, it is perhaps unsurprising that young people consistently identify mental health as a priority issue.

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Posted: 25th February 2020

Lancaster's Places of Calm

Each A&E or urgent care on the Lancashire footprint received £37k which is a total £259k over seven sites. In May 2015, the Government announced that the Department of Health would be making up to £15 million in capital funding available to improve the provision, capacity and quality of health-based places of safety to better support people detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983. People in crisis situations will get the care they need in the most appropriate setting.

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Posted: 25th February 2020

CAMHS redesign update

It’s a very exciting time in the world of THRIVE. After a significant period of planning the programme team are now at the point where each bit of the model is in the process of being finalised and presented for agreement to the Senior Leadership Teams across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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Posted: 25th February 2020

Parent/Carer Engagement Sessions for Healthy Young Minds Website

The Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Programme requested the development of an inclusive website that meets the needs and requirements of all the target audiences, including children and young people, professionals and parents/carers and families.  The intention was to build an interactive website that is easy to find and navigate and to provide a one-stop shop for everything linked to improving and maintaining children and young people’s (CYP) emotional wellbeing and mental health across Lancashire and South Cumbria. The website, called Healthy Young Minds, already has a functional professionals' section and work with children and young people has been undertaken to assess their requirements for their section of the website. Now, work on developing the parent/carer section of the website has also commenced.

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Posted: 25th February 2020

Transformation Plan Refresh Survey Update

Each year the objectives and priorities for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan are refreshed to reflect progress from the previous year and to identify the objectives and priorities needed to bring the plan closer to fruition across Lancashire and South Cumbria in the upcoming year.

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