The Lancashire and South Cumbria Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation team are currently working with providers to redesign mental health services.
The Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Redesign covers all NHS funded mental health services for children and young people from birth to their 19th birthday in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Training for Primary Mental Health Workers in Lancashire and South Cumbria
Aims of Youth MHFA
Please note for the courses below, participants must attend both dates to complete the training.
Please visit https://www.blackpoolsafeguarding.org.uk/training-events/youth-mental-health-first-aid for information.
Fylde and Wyre CCG
Please contact Elizabeth.Loftus@lancashirecare.nhs.uk for information.
Youth MHFA - Mental Health First Aid training to support young people (two-day course leaflet and all courses leaflet).
Morecambe Bay CCG (North Lancashire only)
Reserved for members of the North Lancashire Mental Health Champions Network only.
Please contact either Sam.Harding@lancashirecare.nhs.uk, email@example.com orJoy.Holmes@lancashirecare.nhs.uk for information.
East Lancashire CCG
The training is run by ELCAS Primary Care Trust. Please contact Aliki.Mavraki@elht.nhs.uk for details.
Chorley and South Ribble CCG
Please contact Michelle.Taylor2@Lancashirecare.nhs.uk for details about the course content and future dates.
West Lancashire CCG
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the course content and future dates.
New dates have been announced by Positive Action in the Community (PAC) for YMHFA, Asist & SafeTALK training courses across Lancashire.
We advise you to book early as places are limited and fill quickly.
Please download a booking form and return to email@example.com
This service is a joint initiative between Lancashire County Council and Lancaster University, funded by LCC Public Health to provide training and support to Lancashire schools and colleges around children’s mental health issues.
Bookings and delivery co-ordination of this training is being managed by PAC, and the schools champion partner on this project is Thomas Whitham Sixth Form, Burnley.
These courses are part of a comprehensive suite of sessions providing relevant training for the ‘Designated Mental Health Lead’ role in schools, as outlined in the recent government Green Paper.
Who is providing the training?
The training is provided by the Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service. The training will be led by Dr. Richard Slinger, LEHSS Service Lead and his team within Lancaster University. Richard is an experienced clinical psychologist with many years’ experience of working in NHS CAMHS and child psychology services, and extensive experience of working collaboratively with schools.
Who is it for?
These sessions are aimed at primary and secondary school, college staff, especially SENCOs, pastoral leads, mentors, or any other staff with specific responsibility for pupils’ emotional health. It is particularly relevant for schools developing a ‘Designated Lead for Mental Health’ role.
In order to be eligible to apply for a free place to attend the training delivered by Lancashire Emotional Health in schools you must be employed by a primary, secondary or college within the Lancashire County Council (Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool are not eligible for free places).
Because places are very limited and in high demand, we do need to charge £50 per person or late cancellation and non-attendance.
Current courses available (please click on the course to read the information leaflet)
Please download and complete a booking form and return form to firstname.lastname@example.org
ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) assessing and understanding children mental health
This training day will help you learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how these impact upon the mental health of children and their families.
We will cover practical ways to identify and assess pupils’ mental health needs. You will be introduced to a range of effective methods for assessing mental health difficulties, and have opportunities to practice these during the day.
You will learn ways to effectively use the outcomes of assessments to help yourself, young people and families better understand mental health needs, as well as ways to use assessment to help inform intervention plans and requests for support from external agencies.
All slides and resources, and additional training materials, will be available to download after the session, to enable attendees to cascade the training within their school settings.
Understanding Anxiety and practical management interventions
This training day aims to increase your understanding of anxiety in young people, and introduce you to a range of methods for assessing, understanding and responding to anxiety difficulties.
You will be given practical strategies and resources to use with pupils that have been shown to be effective.
Using Attachment Theory to inform our work and interventions
This training day will help you learn how to better understand pupils’ behavior, relationships and emotions through using an understanding of attachment theory. We will work through case studies to apply this knowledge in order to understand pupils’ needs, and then discuss strategies staff can use to help pupils develop better relationships and engage better with school life.
Communicating with Young People who are Distressed, Angry or Unhappy
This training session aims to help attendees improve their knowledge and skills around working with young people who are stressed, in distress or who find communication around how they feel difficult.
There will be presentation of useful knowledge around communication as well as practical ideas and activities that can be used in school settings.
Understanding and Supporting Young People with Low Mood and Depression
This training day aims to increase understanding of low mood and depression in young people, and introduce you to ideas around how low mood develops, how to identify young people with mood difficulties, and the risks associated with this. We will discuss what helps, and you will be given practical strategies and resources to use with pupils that have been shown to be effective.
You will also be introduced to motivational and solution-focused approaches to talking to/working with young people, and learn how these can be helpful in improving pupils’ confidence and motivation to engage and make positive changes.