About child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) training for anyone working with children and young people in County Durham and Darlington

Our child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) team in County Durham and Darlington offers a range of free training sessions for anyone who works with children and young people.

The emphasis throughout the training is on ways to improve outcomes for children and young people. The sessions are designed to be informative and interactive, participation, group work and discussion will be key learning methods used throughout.

The training package will highlight self-help/supportive strategies and resources and pathways for appropriate referrals. We attempt to use a variety of learning approaches and welcome informal and anonymous case discussion to improve and develop the practice of course attendees.

This training is suitable for anyone who works with or cares for children, young people (under the age of 18) and their families, who may have no previous mental health knowledge and wish to develop an understanding of children’s mental health issues.

We also have a few slots to offer 'bespoke' training sessions to staff groups which are very popular.

How to book

For further information or to book a place on one or more of the CAMHS parents and carers training sessions, please contact: tewv.countydurhamcamhstraining@nhs.net or call 07717882043.

Courses on offer 

The core training is a rolling programme and additional dates are added where possible so if the session/s you are interested in attended is fully booked, there may be further opportunity to attend.

Training programme - Nov 17 - March 18

Overview of course content

Anxieties, worries, fears and phobias

This training session will enhance awareness of anxiety, worries, fears and phobias in children and young people. The aims of the session are to raise awareness of and clarify the difference between types of anxiety and to gain a better understanding of fears and phobias.

Attachment difficulties

This training explores the concept of attachment and the difficulties faced by children and young people who experience insecure attachments. It provides an overview of the importance of secure early attachments and their effect on baby brain development that can echo throughout childhood and into adulthood.

Deliberate self-harm

This training session will enhance awareness of self-harming behaviour. We aim to help participants to understand the triggers of self-harming behaviour, the potential risks associated with them and how in some circumstances they can be managed without the need for intervention from specialist services. We will consider the roles and responsibilities of the participants in the detection, prevention and management of self-harm.

Eating difficulties

This training session will enhance awareness of the subject of eating difficulties in children and young people.  The principle aims of the training are to define the types of eating difficulties and how they can be detected and to understand some of the possible causes and triggers. We also look at the treatment options and the role and responsibilities of the participants in identifying and supporting children and young people who have eating difficulties.

Low mood and depression

This training session will enhance awareness of low mood and depression in children and young people. Some of the key elements in the training are to clarify the difference between different types of low mood and depression and identify and explore the range of depressive symptoms that children and young people may present with. We also look at the treatment options and the role and responsibilities of the participants in identifying and supporting children and young people who have symptoms of low mood and depression.

Social and communication difficulties

This training session will enhance awareness of social and communication difficulties in children and young people. Some of the key elements in the training are to understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a spectrum and to identify and explore the triad of impairments associated with the condition. We also look at the assessment process and the role and responsibilities of the participants in identifying and supporting children and young people who have social and communication difficulties.

Attention difficulties

This training session will enhance awareness of attention difficulties in children and young people. The aim of the session is for the participants to gain an increasing awareness of attention difficulties including the core symptoms This will include an understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the process of assessing children with attention difficulties.

Emotional wellbeing and communication

This session aims to encourage participants to look at the importance of the emotional wellbeing of themselves and their colleagues as well as the children and young people in their care. We will explore the different methods of communication and share ideas and strategies. This training is suitable for anyone who works with or cares for children, young people and their families

Positive behaviour support - What is challenging behaviour

This session defines and explores challenging behaviours and identifies the contributing and maintaining factors behind them. Participants will learn strategies to identify and manage different types of challenging behaviour.

 

 

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