About CAMHS training
We offer free training for people who work with children in Teesside who already have a basic knowledge of mental health.
The emphasis throughout the training is on effective multi-agency working to improve outcomes for children and young people
The sessions are best suited to those who have a basic knowledge of children’s mental health and wish to develop their understanding further.
Workshops on offer
We offer the following online workshops, delivered live via Microsoft Teams:
Multi-agency children’s workforce
Adverse child experiences (ACEs)
This workshop provides an introduction to ACEs and explores how these can impact on a child’s health, learning and emotional development. The session will discuss how we can best support young people affected by strengthening their resilience through a trauma informed approach.
- Monday, 4 December, 10am – 12:30pm
The workshop focuses on understanding anxiety, with the aim to provide staff with tools and knowledge to spot signs and support children and young people experiencing anxiety.
- Tuesday, 12 September, 10am – 12:30pm
This session provides an introduction to attachment difficulties in children and young people. We will explore the impact of attachment on children’s development and consider the factors that influence secure and insecure attachment relationships. The session considers the strategies and interventions that support young people with attachment difficulties.
- Monday, 18 December, 10am – 12:30pm
Understanding attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
This session provides an awareness of ADHD and the core symptoms in children and young people. NICE guidelines are considered and the process of assessment and diagnosis discussed. Support strategies and intervention available within the locality shared.
- Monday, 25 September, 10am – 12:30pm
Understanding autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
This session will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders including prevalence and recognition of difficulties. Strategies to support children, young people and their families with be discussed.
- Monday, 11 December, 10am – 12:30pm
Understanding eating disorders
This session aims to provide an introduction and overview of eating disorders related to children and young people and will cover areas including definition, signs and symptoms, key facts, risk factors, and support strategies and illness.
We do not recommend the session for individuals currently affected by an eating disorder.
- Wednesday, 18 October, 10am – 12:30pm
Understanding low mood
An overview of low mood and depression in children and young people and the risk factors associated with this. NICE guidelines are considered and appropriate pathways and support strategies discussed.
- Monday, 11 September, 10am – 12:30pm
Understanding mental health – risk and resilience
This workshop acts an introduction to children’s mental health, understanding what this means and the impact on young people/families and communities.
The session introduces the risk and resilience theories and explores how this can be used by agencies to improve outcomes for children/young people and their families.
- Monday, 16 October, 10am – 12:30pm
This workshop provides an overview of the definitions, demographics and prevalence of self-harm and the risk factors associated with self-harm discussed. The session highlights appropriate support services and interventions.
- Monday, 2 October, 10am – 12:30pm
Typical vs Atypical sexual development and risk in children and young people
- Tuesday, 3 October, 10am – 12:30pm
This awareness training will give a brief overview on the role of forensic CAMHS and how it differs from generic CAMHS services.
We will define typical presentations of adolescent sexual development in terms of behaviour and functioning and go on to explore what constitutes disrupted and adverse sexual development in children and young people. We will look at how this might impact on a range of sexual behaviours, attitudes and beliefs in a developing adolescent.
On completion of the training the participants should be able to determine what constitutes healthy ‘normal’ adolescent sexual development vs unhealthy ‘abnormal’ sexual development and begin to understand its implication for future sexual behaviour and risk in young people. They will also be aware of when a referral to forensic CAMHS is appropriate and how this can be made. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask any questions at the end of the session.
Childhood Aggression towards Parent & Carers
- Tuesday, 28 November, 10:30am – 1pm
This awareness training will begin by giving a brief overview on the role of forensic CAMHS and how it differs from generic CAMHS services.
We will consider models of aggression in children and young people and identify key influencing factors. We will look to apply these models of aggression and consider them within the family / parent context and explore how aggression can become a pattern in households.
Aggression will be discussed in a childhood mental illness and neurodevelopmental context with consideration given to NICE guidance and recommended treatment / intervention approaches for CAMHS and multi-agency partners.
On completion of the training the participants should be able to determine how aggression develops in children and young people and what approaches may benefit and hinder family’s approaches to manage it within their child(dren).
The participants will also be aware of when a referral to forensic CAMHS is appropriate and how this can be made.
There will be also be opportunity for participants to ask any questions at the end of the session.
Book on a session
If you would like to access one of the above training sessions, please contact the CAMHS training team by email TEWV.CAMHS-Training@nhs.net providing the following information:
- Workshop(s) you wish to attend
- Your name
- Email address
- Job role
A calendar request will then be sent to you which will include a link to access the Microsoft Teams session.
Get in touch
Please call or email us, using the details on this webpage, to book a session.