The mental health of our children and young people has become an ever increasing issue for those of us working with under 18’s in this country. While we cannot step in where county councils have had their budgets cut, we can do our best to signpost those working with young people and children to the best resources and training that other organisations and charities can provide. We will endeavour to continue to add to these links so that together we can continue to best support children and young people in having life and life in all it’s fullness.
Mental Health First Aid
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses 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.
The Youth MHFA course is fantastic and if you follow this link it takes you to that specific page. At the bottom are details of where and with whom you can do the Youth MHFA course. Some dates coming up in the North West are:
Wednesday 7 March (Lite Course) 2018 in Manchester
Thursday 8 March & Friday 9 March 2018 in Manchester
Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service
Three free training sessions run by Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools Service taking place this Spring term. For more information please click here
A website full of advice, information, resources and where to find help for those in need.
Mental Health Access Pack
Helping Churches support those struggling with mental health issues.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the well-being and mental health of young people.
The Children’s Society offers frontline mental health services as well as advice, support and running other initiatives in this area.
Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
A fantastic website which offers free training, resources and the like to help those with negative mental health and those who support them.
This national charity offers advice and support to those suffering from negative mental health and those supporting them.