This mental health training is for people who work with children and young people.
The programme is co-produced and delivered by a range of providers to suit the needs of schools, council staff, children centres, the voluntary sector, parents, children and young people.
Collective Voices (for school staff – free)
Rethink offer mental health awareness training in schools for teachers. This is delivered by young champions and mental health trusts.
This training is bookable as inset days, twilight or 2 hour sessions.
Mental Health First Aid (for school staff – free)
Mind provide mental health first aid training to schools. This is delivered as a 2-day course with space for 128 professionals per course.
Learn Well (for pupils in secondary schools – free)
Mind deliver 6 psycho-educational workshops for 11 to 16 year olds.
Schools can choose 2 core modules and 4 elective modules on topics including relationships, mindfulness, sleep, stress and resilience.
The course is led in groups at a time that suits the school, in larger groups (assemblies and year groups) or smaller classes.
CNWL are the main provider of child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) in Westminster.
CNWL offers innovative parental and professional training on request; community CAMHS delivers bespoke training in schools, some of which is free.
Partners in Practice offer bespoke training to a range of council staff including Systemic Family Therapy.
A primary focus of Partners in Practice is to equip staff (social workers and other council staff) with systemic thinking and skills to assist them in their work.
The service also provides consultation and advice to foster carers and other agencies.
Contact Nick Pendry at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Westminster Special Schools Training and Outreach (based at QE2 School)
Federation of Westminster Special Schools Training and Outreach offers training for professionals and parents of children and young people with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. This includes:
Contact Carolyn Gelenter on 07960 727489 or email@example.com, or visit the Federation of Westminster Special Schools Training and Outreach website.
Training for parents and schools including:
Whole school approach for professionals - free universal offer to all schools.
ELSA national programme for school and new for early years in 2017 to 2018 (free targeted offer, funded by CCGs).
Contact Felicity Record on 07468 710717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looked After Children CAMHS and Looked After Children Nurses
Bespoke mental health training and support for foster carers and adopters and others who work with looked after children.
Telephone: 0208 753 5811
Health Education Partnership (HEP)
HEP deliver training in schools, early years settings and colleges. They have a whole school approach to improving the health and wellbeing of pupils, parents and staff.
Training sessions include information and knowledge on emotional wellbeing and positive relationships (free, CCG-funded).