LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Support Workforce Development Offer

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lscb 5 min briefing

Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health Support Workforce Development Offer


Free and subsidised training

There is now a comprehensive training offer for everyone working with children and young people which will help build practitioner confidence in supporting children, young people and families with emotional and mental health problems.

Please click here for full details

Free Self-Harm and Suicide Alertness Training for people working with CYP

Free Self Harm and Suicide Alertness Training for people working with CYP is available all over the County provided by Carlisle Eden Mind (north) and SAFA (south).

This half-day workshop is recommended for all staff working with CYP, dispelling some of the myths about self-harm and suicide and looking at our own and societal attitudes. The course is designed to help staff identify issues and discuss with and help a young person to seek further help.  It enables staff to understand the importance of asking directly about thoughts of suicide and the need for robust safety planning.

Youth Mental Health First Aid - 2 day course

Youth Mental Health First Aid – This 2 day course is being offered fully subsidised to the whole system CYP workforce until April 2018   Book onto a course in your area here

The YMHFA course aims to enable ‘first aiders’ to provide help to prevent a mental health problem developing into a more serious state; promote the recovery of good mental health and provide comfort to a young person.  Appropriate to all those working with CYP aged 8 to 18 yrs.  If you are working in a school or school cluster and would like the training delivered on site and over 4 shorter sessions, please contact

Building Emotional Resilience

‘Building Emotional Resilience’ considers the meaning and importance of resilience by exploring theoretical concepts underpinning practice and reviewing skills, techniques and resources.  It runs over one and a half days, six weeks apart.  This course is designed for all adults working or volunteering with children and young people aged 11-19 (e.g. youth workers, children centre staff, school nurses etc) who recognise that they can help young people develop the skills to build and develop their emotional resilience protecting themselves from future vulnerability and risk.

There are still places on the course starting on Tuesday 12th December.  A charge of £30 is made to cover venue and refreshments.

Sandylands Methodist Church, Sandylands Road, Kendal, LA9 6EU

Tuesday 12 December 2017 (full day) 10am-4pm and

Tuesday 30 January 2018 (half day) 10am-1pm

The booking form can be found here  

And finally...

A reminder that the on-line Mind Ed e-learning programme, covering children and young people’s mental health is free and available to all adults, parents and professionals.