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An Introduction to Children and Young People's Mental Health

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Aureus School

Candytuft Way

Harwell

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An Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Supporting Oxfordshire to be Mental Health Aware Oxfordshire.

Through a new and exciting partnership Oxfordshire’s Child and Adolescent and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is working in partnership with grass roots voluntary sector organisations to offer a more holistic approach to supporting children and young people’s mental health in the county.

A Single Point of Access will be available for all mental health enquiries and referrals with the aim to support all children and young people in the county with their mental health needs.

To support this new model, local Charity Oxfordshire Youth have adopted the Children and Young People's Mental Health Awareness Training from Young Devon and is rolling it out across Oxfordshire.

This training raises awareness of mental health, but it also updates practitioners about the new CAMHS service and ensures that we are all, working together to become mental health aware.

We believe that MENTAL HEALTH IS EVERYBODIES BUSINESS!

The more people that access this training the better equipped the county becomes at supporting children and young people’s mental health. Building Resilience: Children and Young People's Mental Health Awareness Training.

This training is underpinned by Future in Mind (2015) a document that promotes that positive mental health is everybody’s responsibility.

In line with this government strategy, the Building Resilience: Children and Young People’s Mental Health training has been designed to support frontline staff to promote their part in our national culture shift which embraces social and emotional wellbeing and responds early to signs of mental health problems.

It takes a non-clinical approach that explores how frontline staff can empower individuals to have responsibility for the wellbeing of everyone around them, looking at strategies which increase the emotional literacy and resilience of children and young people.

In response to early signs of mental health problems, it considers tools which can be used with children and young people and an increased awareness of other services available.

In addition we aim for professionals to have the opportunity to engage in thinking about how their own mental health needs are met and how this could impact upon the children and young people they work with.

What does the training provide?

A framework for thinking about mental health Information about child and adolescent development and mental health Information about risk and resilient factors.

Plus an increased understanding of: Children and young people’s mental health How you can help to support resilience How to signpost to local specialist services training will provide.

Why this training?

It is accessible.

The training can be delivered either as a full day (7 hours) or over two (3 hour) twilight sessions.

It can be delivered in your locality or venue. It is designed by: Young Devon, endorsed by: Exeter University and supported by: Young Minds and Esmee Fairbairn.

This training has been rolled out across Devon, training hundreds of practitioner’s and professionals in a range of fields.

There is solid evidence to show that this training can make a difference. The training has been attended by Teaching Assistants, Teachers, Head Teachers, Youth Workers, GP’s and Sports Coaches amongst others, with the majority of feedback suggesting how the training has had an impact on raising the awareness of how we all have an impact on the mental health of the children and young people we work with.

Plus, how with a bit of knowledge and understanding we can all make a positive impact in supporting positive mental health in children and young people.

For more information or to book the training, please contact Oxfordshire Youth’s Training Coordinator Hayley Reynolds: Hayley.reynolds@oxfordshireyouth.org or 01865 767899

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OX11 6FF

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