Hope Networking 2019-2020

Wave Four for 2019-2020 of the HOPE Project in South Staffordshire / MH in Schools would like to invite you to the termly networking sessions. 

Free for school professionals to attend


  1. CPD
  2. Share ideas/resources
  3. Discuss 'stuck' cases
  4. Cast studies
  5. Reflective practice/peer supervision


Stafford Group  Venue:    Barnfields Primary School: ST17 4RD.  All at 0915-1130 Mon 2 December, Mon 2 March and Mon 8th June

Cannock Group: Cannock Chase High School WS11 1JT All at 13.00-15.30.  Mon 2 December, Mon 2 March and Mon 8th June 

Burton/Uttoxeter:   2 groups. One in morning and one in afternoon: 09.15-1130 and 13.00-15.30.      At The Corner, Elim Church, Moor Street, Burton on Trent, DE14 3SU (Park in church car park opposite) 

Tuesday 3 December, Tuesday 3 March and Tuesday 9 June


All at 09:30-11:130 at Moorgate Primary school, Tamworth B79 (park on the road).  Thursday 5th Dec, Thursday 5th March and Thursday 11 June


Mental Health Lead Training

Mental Health Training for school staff in South Staffordshire responsible for developing the school’s approach to mental health

New training planned for 2020:

8, 22 Sept, 6 & 20 Oct 2020

***Please note this is only available for schools in South Staffordshire.  For schools within the locality of a South Staffordshire CCG this training is SUBSIDISED***

Relevant reading before signing on:

1. Service Level Agreement  SLA Click here

2. Information for schools and training content Click here

"Mental health problems rife among teenagers but teachers lack skills to help" says Guardian

Training for school staff in South Staffordshire that provides skills on helping teenagers' mental health

"MPs were warned that schools had only a “patchy” ability to pick up and prevent mental health problems in pupils."  -

Presumably because teachers' are pulled in many directions with competing demands on limited time?

If you are a teacher or school in South Staffordshire interested in gaining the skills  and knowledge of what to look for and what to do, consider the Hope Project for training and ongoing CPD. 


Schedule for the day




HOPE: Mental Health Lead Training Day One 2019-2020 handouts

Print the following handouts for day one:

Understanding the mental health of Children & Young People presentation PDF and PPT

Good vs Poor MH body outline: download

Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) and Scoring programmes  Download a child or a parent scoring sheet.  CYP IAPT Tools for all outcome measures via CORC

RCADS Scoring for parents and child/young person self-report

Evaluating MH in school LOGIC model  What does your school want to develop or improve on next year?  Try to complete prior to day one September 2018

Rugeley venue Training and networking dates 2019-2020

STONE training dates click here

5P's formulation click here

Child RCADS click here

Parent RCADS click here

ACE's questionnaire click here

Complete paperwork set click here

Extra resources:

Steps to wellbeing

Wellbeing Action Plan from Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

My Five Ways Practical Chart

HOPE Day Two: Self Harm & Suicide 2019

MH Champion Training Day Two: Morning: Self Harm & Suicide Afternoon:  Listening Skills and Helping Tools

Presentation handout

Activities: Letter from Sally

Worksheets: Reducing Self Harm    Emergency Box aka Soothe bag  Harmless Workbook  Hurt yourself Less workbook


Give Us a Shout

Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

The Mix

Excellent webinar and resources by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, here

National Self Harm Network

  • Support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life
  • Support and provide information for family and carers of individuals who self harm
  • Raise awareness of the needs of people who self harm, dispel myths and combat discrimination
  • Empower and enable those that self harm to seek alternatives to self harm and further help where appropriate


Young Minds The voice for young people's mental health and wellbeing. YoungMinds is the UK's leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

Help in a crisis: Shout

Self Harm Alliance Survivor-led organisation supporting anyone affected by self-harm. Services include: resources and information for self-harmers, family and friends, and professionals; survivors’ stories; a help line; research into self-harm

Self Harm selfharmUK is a project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about self harm

Self Harm Help - Harmless

Papyrus: Prevention of Youth suicide

Rugeley Community Centre

Venue for child & adolescent training  at: Rugeley Community Centre, WS15 2HX

The road entrance to the Centre is from Burnthill Lane and the postcode is WS15 2HX. From the Globe island drive onto Sandy Lane and immediately turn right into Burnthill Lane. The entrance to the Community Centre is the first opening on your right opposite number 2 Burnthill Lane.

Refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch.  Alternatively, the high street is close-by.  The venue is a large hall so bring layers to ensure personal comfort.