The following information is for parents and carers. 

Professionals wishing to access training can find out more here.

 

Telephone

0300 013 2000 (option 1)

Email

TEWV.CAMHS-Training@nhs.net /

Service opening hours

Monday - Friday

Lead contact name

Susie Kaylor and Tracy Mitchell

 

What sort of training do you provide and who is it for?

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provide training for parents and carers who wish to develop an understanding of children’s mental health issues.

The training is available to parents and carers in Teesside with a child under the age of 18 years. Your child does not need to be in receipt of mental health services to attend.

Sessions are delivered at an introductory level and are suitable for people with little or no previous mental health knowledge

 

Who runs the training session?

Training sessions are delivered by mental health professionals from the CAMHS training team in Teesside and with the support of staff from locality services

 

What happens on a training session?

The training aims to give a brief overview of conditions and increase awareness of strategies that could be helpful to parents and carers.

The sessions are designed to be informative and interactive and involve participation, group work and discussion throughout.

Please note - we cannot provide a diagnosis for children and young people at these training sessions and are unable to develop individualised intervention plans for parents.

 

What courses are available and how do I book on these?

To request a place on one or more of the training sessions, please contact the CAMHS training team via email. TEWV.CAMHS-Training@nhs.net

Please include the following information in your request:

  • your name
  • contact number
  • area you live
  • age(s) of your child(ren)
  • child(ren)’s school(s)

 

Please see course information and dates below:

 

An introduction to anxiety

This session is for parents and carers interested in learning more about childhood anxiety. The session will give an overview of anxiety disorders, explore what may contribute to children and young people’s anxiety and look at how we can build their resilience. We will also consider what help and support young people experiencing anxiety may need and will introduce you to where you can go for further help and advice.

NEXT COURSE:

Thursday 4 October 9.30am - 12.30pm
South Tees Business Centre

 

An introduction to attachment

This session will help parents and carers understand attachment in children and young people. The session will explore the impact of attachment on children’s development and factors which may influences secure and insecure attachment relationship.

NEXT COURSE:

Thursday 8 November 9.30am - 1pm
My Place, Middlesbrough

 

An introduction to self-harm

This session will help parents and carers to understand the definition and prevalence of self-harm and the reasons young people may engage in this behaviour. We will look at factors that may increase a young person’s risk of self-harming and how you can help to increase their resilience. The session will outline how to talk to and support young people who are engaging in self-harming behaviours and help identify which services are available for support and further information.

NEXT COURSE:

Thursday 11 October, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Redcar Leisure and Community Heart

 

An introduction to autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

This introductory session will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and develop an understanding of how this might present in children and young people. The impact of ASD on young people and their families will be explored and supportive strategies and approaches discussed.

NEXT COURSE:

FULLY BOOKED*** Wednesday 14 November, 9.30am - 2.30pm
My Place, Middlesbrough

(Please bring your own lunch)

 

An introduction to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

This session will provide an awareness of ADHD and the core symptoms that children and young people may experience. We will explore the impact ADHD can have on children, young people and their families and give an overview of the assessment process. There will be opportunity to discuss support strategies and interventions.

NEXT COURSE:

New dates will be announced shortly.

 

An introduction to mental health – risk and resilience

This half day session acts as an introduction to children’s mental health and aims to help parents and carers understand what this means and the impact mental ill health has on young people, families and communities. We will introduce you to the risk and resilience framework and explore how this can be used to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families.

NEXT COURSE:

Thursday 29 November, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Centre for Independent living, Hartlepool

 

An introduction to emotional development

This session will provide an overview of emotional development from early childhood to adolescence, including discussions around the impact of risk factors, and what can be done to promote healthy emotional development in children and young people.

NEXT COURSE:

Tuesday 11 December, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Billingham Forum

 

An introduction to behaviour

This session will provide an overview of why difficult behaviours might develop and explore positive and proactive ways of managing them.

NEXT COURSE:

Wednesday 21 November, 9.30am - 1pm
Centre for Independent living, Hartlepool

 

An introduction to eating disorders

This course provides an introduction and overview of eating disorders and the impact that this may have on young people and their families. The session will cover areas including definition, signs and symptoms, key facts, risk factors, and how to support young people. This course is intended for parents and carers who have little or no knowledge of eating disorders and wish to learn more about the illness.

We do not recommend the course to individuals currently affected by an eating disorder.

NEXT COURSE:

New dates will be announced shortly.

 

An introduction to learning disabilities

This session will consider the definition of learning disability and its potential impact on young people and their families. We will discuss the identification and recognition of key mental health difficulties and how services can best meet the needs of children and young people with a learning disability.

NEXT COURSE:

Tuesday 27 November, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Billingham Forum

 

(NEW) An introduction to sensory processing difficulties

This session is intended to provide an overview of sensory processing difficulties and how these difficulties might impact on children and young people. The session will be interactive and build on our own experiences of processing sensory stimuli. Strategies and ‘top tips’ will be shared that can help support and empower young people with sensory difficulties.

NEXT COURSE:

New dates will be announced shortly.

 

Useful resources

Information

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/info

www.nice.org.uk/advice

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.alliancepsychology.com

www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/cyp/iapt/

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

www.bild.org.uk/our-services

www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk

www.b-eat.co.uk

www.boingboing.org.uk

www.fivewaystowellbeing.org

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.time-to-change.org.uk/talking-about-mental-health

 

Support

www.middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk / www.hartlepoolmind.co.uk

www.getselfhelp.co.uk

www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/anxiety.asp

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

www.papyrus-uk.org

www.selfharm.co.uk

 

Education

www.minded.org.uk

 

Books

The Huge Bag of Worries Paperback – 6 Jan 2011 by Virginia Ironside

Think good, feel good – by Paul Stallard

The Young Mind – An essential guide for parents, teachers and young adults’ published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2010)

 

Apps for smart phones

Headspace

SAM

Mind Shift

Mood Kit

 

 

 

Leaflet reference:

L1002

Version:

V1

Date last updated:

17/08/2018

Archive date:

16/08/2021