A Programme for ‘non specialist’ staff to develop skills and knowledge on how to improve the emotional resilience and mental wellbeing of children and young people
With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people and the strong evidence linking well-being, learning and academic achievement, it is vital that mental health is no longer seen as an optional extra. The Government green paper ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’ has proposed changes to the way children and young people’s mental health is managed in schools. Including the introduction of a Designated Mental Health Lead in every school, mental health support teams in schools and lessons in mental wellbeing as part of the PSHE syllabus.
Our Strengthening the Circle Programme is designed to strengthen the skills, confidence and competence of people working in non-specialist roles with children and young adults to help support their mental wellbeing . This can be within a single school, group of schools or across a geographic area involving several agencies.
Delivery is planned so that attendees can share and cascade learning and tools to enable the resources and approaches to be embedded and sustained within a single site or across organisations working in the same area. All materials are included, along with option for additional support to help participants prepare for effective cascade training.
This programme is most effective when it is aimed at the right people, e.g. those in relevant job roles (non-clinical), working directly with children and young people and where they feel their pre-existing knowledge of mental health can be enhanced. These include:
The programme structure and costs will depend on the complexity and size of your organisation which is flexible to include:
Participants will be able to cascade the training, tools and resources to colleagues and others supporting children and young people so that the training can have maximum impact for children and young people in their area. Additionaly this programme can be delivered as a “Train the Trainer” module where we help you to develop a plan for cascading the training within your local area.
For more details about the programme please contact: Kate Linsky on email: [email protected] or call 01225 789135