Lancashire Emotional Health Support in Schools

This service is a joint initiative between Lancashire County Council and Lancaster University, funded by LCC Public Health to provide training and support to Lancashire schools around children’s mental health issues. Bookings and delivery co-ordination of this training is being managed by Positive Action in the Community (PAC).

WHO ARE THESE COURSES FOR?
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These courses are part of a comprehensive suite of sessions providing relevant training for the ‘Designated Mental Health Lead’ role in schools, as outlined in the recent government Green Paper.

This session is aimed at primary and secondary school staff, especially SENCOs, pastoral leads, mentors, or any other staff with specific responsibility for pupils’ emotional health. It is particularly relevant for schools developing a ‘Designated Lead for Mental Health’ role.

In order to be eligible to apply for a free place to attend the training delivered by Lancashire Emotional Health in schools you must be employed by a primary, secondary or college within the Lancashire County Council.

WHO IS PROVIDING THE TRAINING?

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The training is provided by the Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service. The day will be led by Dr. Richard Slinger, LEHSS Service Lead.

Richard is an experienced clinical psychologist with many years’ experience of working in NHS children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and child psychology services, and extensive experience of working collaboratively with schools.

COURSES OFFERED

This training day aims to increase your understanding of anxiety in young people, and introduce you to a range of methods for assessing, understanding and responding to anxiety difficulties.

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This training day will help you learn how to better understand pupils’ behaviour, relationships and emotions through using an understanding of attachment theory.

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This training day aims to increase understanding of low mood and depression in young people, and introduce you to ideas around how low mood develops, how to identify young people with mood difficulties, and the risks associated with this.

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This training day will help you learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how these impact upon the mental health of children and their families.

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This training session aims to help attendees improve their knowledge and skills around working with young people who are stressed, in distress or who find communication around how they feel difficult.

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ARE THESE COURSES FOR ME?

These courses have been commissioned and paid for by Lancashire County Council Public Health as part of their Mental Health and Wellbeing programme.

These Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools courses are only open to those who work in a primary, secondary or college setting.

As places are limited we are unable to offer places to organisations or individuals outside the eligible area, however other local authorities are also rolling out the training and there may be other courses happening in your area.

Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools training is a package of courses available to schools and school staff. This includes primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

These courses are part of a comprehensive suite of sessions providing relevant training for the ‘Designated Mental Health Lead’ role in schools, as outlined in the recent government Green Paper.

These courses are specifically targeted at increasing awareness and understanding of school’s roles in response to mental health and wellbeing as well as increasing staff skills and confidence in the specified areas.

This training may include content of an emotive nature and should be considered carefully by those thinking about applying for the course as to any personal impact this may have.

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