Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG areas launch national programme to promote children and young people’s mental health
Children struggling with mental health in Central Lancashire are to benefit from better services and support as a major national initiative was rolled out from January 2020.
DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund add £9m to the #iwill Fund
Additional funds of £9m have been made available for the #iwill Fund, a programme jointly funded by DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund to support youth-led social action programmes.
Trust’s Eating Disorder Services Rated Positively
The All Age Eating Disorder Services run by Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust recently scored positively in a national assessment carried out by the Quality Network for Community Child and Adolescent Mental health Services (QNCC).
Burnley primary care networks launch Children’s Resilience Project with Burnley Youth Theatre
Two local primary care networks (PCNs) have spearheaded a new project to help primary school children learn coping skills and deal with stress.
"ASK" workshops in Cumbria: Assessing for Suicide in Kids
Every Life Matters will be hosting two one-day “ASK” workshops during March to address suicide risk in children aged 5-14 giving participants appropriate strategies and support tools.
Get involved in the #iAmCampaign
#iAmCampaign is running until 9 February 2020 and you can get involved! The campaign aims to raise awareness, encourage positive behaviour change and give the young people of Blackpool confidence that their voice is heard.
AMBIT Trainers Launch Day
On 5 December 2019 MBCCG hosted the launch of the Lancashire and South Cumbria AMBIT trainers. These trainers, who are employed across various sectors including Health, Local Authority and VCFS in a variety of roles including adoption support and CYP residential care have completed five days of 'Train the Trainer' AMBIT training. 55 professionals completed the 'Train the Trainer' AMBIT course during 2019, over four cohorts across the Lancashire and South Cumbria area.
We need your help!
We have reached that time of year when we are considering our priorities for the next financial year (2020/21) and refreshing our Transformation Plan for Lancashire and South Cumbria accordingly. As we have in previous years, we’re seeking input from all our stakeholders including professionals, children, young people and their parents/carers/families, to ensure we continue to direct our plans in line with the feedback from those that currently receive or will use our services in the future.
Transformation Plan refresh
After the latest update, we entered the election period, known as ‘Purdah’, which has prevented us from being able to advance with the engagement on our Transformation Plan refresh that was planned for November 2019.
Carlisle Eden Mind offer FREE self-harm and suicide alertness training
Carlisle Eden Mind are offering free training for professionals working with children and young people, funded by Cumbria County Council. The training workshops will include case studies, videos and group sessions and will take place all over Cumbria.