|Telephone||0300 013 2000 (option 1)|
|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.
We also run free training for multi-agency children’s workforce on Teesside who already have a basic knowledge of mental health. More information is available here.
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?
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and following Government guidance all CAMHS training sessions have been postponed.
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:
New training dates for 2019 / 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
An introduction to emotional wellbeing
This half day session acts as an introduction to children’s mental health and emotional development. We will introduce you to the risk and resilience framework exploring how this can be used to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and discuss what can be done to promote healthy emotional wellbeing in children and young people.
**If you have previously attended an introduction to mental health – risk and resilience and emotional development training, the content of an introduction to emotional wellbeing has already been covered in these sessions.
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.
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.
An introduction to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and behaviour
This introductory session will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and develop an understanding of how this disorder might present in children and young people. The impact of this disorder on young people and their families will be explored, why difficult behaviours might develop and positive and proactive ways of managing behaviour will be discussed.
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)
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|Date last updated:||11/12/2018|