Listed here are highlights from the Children’s Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing monthly eBulletin which “aims to provide high quality, up-to-date information on children’s psychological and emotional wellbeing and mental health. It summarises the latest additions to the Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Knowledge Hub
- YoungMinds: YoungMinds launch peer support group
YoungMinds has secured funding from the Bupa UK Foundation to pilot a peer support group for parents raising children with mental health problems.
- DfE: Sam Gyimah: mental health pilots – where next?
In this speech, the Education and Childcare Minister speaks about single point of contact pilots and the importance of early intervention in schools.
- PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide: Lack of self-worth is fuelling suicidality in young
Lack of self-worth is driving increasing numbers of young people to thoughts of suicide, according to national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
- NHS England: An exciting new dawn for mental health
In this blog post, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.
- Children and young people’s mental health services baselining report: local transformation plans review 2015
This report provides a summary of baseline data insights of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CYPMH) in England for 14/15 collected from the 2015 CYPMH Local Transformation Plans (LTP) submitted to NHS England. The 2015 LTPs outlined how CCG and CCG consortia, working with partner agencies, would work together to improve services for children and young people with mental health problems across the whole care pathway.
- Education, education, mental health: supporting secondary schools to play a central role in early intervention mental health services
This report examines why schools are facing a ‘perfect storm’, and makes the case for putting secondary schools at the heart of early intervention provision for children and young people with emerging, low-level mental health problems.
- Lightning review: access to child and adolescent mental health services
This lightning review is designed to cast light on potential issues that exist in the mental health services vulnerable young people need. It is based on data requested from CAMHS trusts about the referrals they received and the access that they gave children and young people in their area during 2015. Read a summary here.
- Mental health provision in schools: priority, facilitators and barriers in 10 European countries
This study aimed to collect information from schools in 10 European countries regarding the priority given to mental health support for students, existence of a mental health-related school policy, links with relevant external agencies, schools’ perceptions on whether they are providing sufficient mental health support and the barriers to provision of mental health support.
- Survey of schools’ work with child and adolescent mental health across England: a system in need of support
This study explored the provision of mental health support currently available in schools, the nature of the relationship with health and other providers of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) services, and the key barriers to accessing support.
Resilience forum: resilient adolescents in an Australian context
This free forum offers opportunity to discuss a presentation based on qualitative research from the Australian context. Resilient adolescents (aged 13-17) were asked what helped them overcome the problems in their life through interviews and focus groups. The findings indicated that resilience was a process and included steps such as response to risk, insight, letting go and acceptance. The adolescents explained that the key to their resilience was when they felt their life was worth something. Worth was gained through relationships, boundaries, self-efficacy, existence, and purpose. This presentation takes these ideas and provides ideas of how you can implement them in a practical way for adults and young people.
Start date: Wednesday, 13th July 2016
Mental health: forward thinking – delivering the strategy
At this event you will learn how the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health will be hardwired into how care is commissioned, funded, delivered and inspected across the whole of the NHS and wider public sector.
Start date: Thursday, 15th September 2016
Identifying and supporting young people who self-harm
This learning day offers professionals who work with young people the opportunity to understand better the issues around self-harm.
Start date: Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Good grief training
The Good Grief Training programme provides in-depth, specialist knowledge and practical guidance to help professionals understand the emotional and physical responses a child might experience in grief, and gives participants the skills and confidence to support those in pain and help children navigate their way out of the abyss of grief. The programme is delivered over eight days between January 2016 and November 2017.
Start date: Monday, 16th January 2017
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