Join us for this new course exploring the experiences of care experienced people. The aim of this session is to help adults understand and connect with the needs and experiences of children and young people in care, leaving care and beyond. This is a superb opportunity for practitioners to learn from those with experience of being in care to support the development of their skills and practice.
The session will be led by Kathy who will be supported by Anna. Kathy and her family were involved in social services for the duration of her childhood. As an adolescent, Kathy was accommodated by the local authority. Kathy’s story is both inspirational and instructive for social care professionals. This session will include:
Personal narrative and how the stories we are told and tell about ourselves and others impact on our reality and life chances.
Education not necessarily academic, as a route out of a challenging start.
Challenging the damaged goods myth (individual and system based).
Normalising difficult emotions routed in trauma. Building confidence in emotional tolerance and therefore self- esteem
By booking onto this course you are giving permission for your contact details to be passed onto the trainer.
What is mental health? What are the specific challenges for children and young people? What are the inequalities relating to mental health for children and young people? This session will also offer information and signposting to further support.Essential Information
This blended half day course has been developed in direct response to the Covid situation, and is designed specifically for online delivery to smaller groups of participants. It covers what self-harm is, and why people might hurt themselves, as well as providing space to think about what a helpful response to someone who has hurt themselves might be. It has a strong emphasis on bringing the voices of people who use self-harm to the virtual room, and provides space and time for reflection. This course has been developed to either stand alone or complement others in a series of events, and utilises a range of tools to offer a participative online training experience.
Worksheets, handouts and copies of the presentation will be available to complement learning.
Our expertise: Self-Injury Support has 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality self-harm education to a wide variety of settings and participants. Our approach is participative and reflective, and is focussed on bringing the voice of people who use self-harm into the room, building empathy and confidence for supporters.
The standard charge for this course is £47.50. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
You must provide a postal address, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course which is delivered via the MHFA England Online Learning Hub. Please e-mail these details to MentalHealth@southglos.gov.uk who will register you and ensure your resources are sent out.
(We will use the information you provide to us only in relation to this course whilst complying with the established lawful conditions of explicit consent. In order to provide the service you require we will share your information with Mental Health First Aid England to enable them to send you the course materials required for this training. We will retain your information up to a year after the course to ensure your materials are received, then it will be destroyed securely.
The Council’s general Privacy Information can be found here http://www.southglos.gov.uk/privacy)
This is an accessible and flexible online format of the popular ‘face-to-face’ Youth MHFA Two Day course. Learners who complete the course will be certified as Youth Mental Health First Aiders and will receive an e-certificate on completion.
The course is a blend of individual learning and 4 live sessions all of which must be completed for your e-certificate to be issued. Online learning is via MHFA’s Online Learning Hub. Once you are registered, you will be issued with a login code so you can assess the Hub.
You will need a laptop or computer with a web cam and mic for the live sessions and ability to log on to an external platform which is likely to be Zoom. South Glos Council employees will need approval to use an external platform prior to the course starting.
Attendance at all four live sessions is expected.
This session supports participants to learn and develop resilience strategies and tools for themselves, and the children and young people they work with, as well as signposting to further support.Essential Information
This session explores what types of substances young people might use and the reasons behind this as well as how drugs and alcohol impact mental health and signposting to further support.Essential Information
This session is suitable for anyone who works with children and young people. It explains the i-THRIVE model used to structure mental health service provision in South Gloucestershire, with the aim of supporting everyone to thrive. This will include an update on our local services
Off The Record are delivering training for professionals looking for a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to resilience. The training is designed to explore the five different Resilience Lab sessions (Pressure Proof, Making Friends with Stress, Thinking Traps, Stronger and Reach Out) using the evidenced based tools and techniques and generate discussion on how these can be adapted within your setting. The training requires all participants to contribute and share their experience.
Attendance at both sessions is required to complete the course
13th October is at the Badminton Road office, Yate, Ground 0012
20th October is at the Kingswood Civic Centre F18
This introductory course raises awareness of young people’s mental health.
- Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis
- Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues
- Ways to support people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences
Youth Mental Health First Aid will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse. Our courses won't teach you to be a therapist - but just like physical first aid, we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.Essential Information