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
- Share ideas/resources
- Discuss 'stuck' cases
- Cast studies
- Reflective practice/peer supervision
Stafford Group Venue: ONLINE via Zoom. Register here: at 0915-1130 Mon 8th June. For security you will need to register to receive the link and password. Please login 10 mins before start to check for technological issues.
Cannock Group venue: ONLINE via Zoom. Register here Mon 8th June At 13.00-15.30. For security you will need to register to receive the link and password. Please login 10 mins before start to check for technological issues.
Burton/Uttoxeter: ONLINE via Zoom. Register here Next meeting on Tuesday 9 June start 09.15-1130. For security you will need to register to receive the link and password. Please login 10 mins before start to check for technological issues.
Lichfield/Tamworth: ONLINE via Zoom. Register here Thursday 11 June at 09:30-11:130. For security you will need to register to receive the link and password. Please login 10 mins before start to check for technological issues.
Parent/Carer Support Group for HOPE Schools in South Staffordshire
HOPE: Helping our Parent/Carer's Emotions
We would like to offer parent/carer support in a drop-in session for families struggling with their child's mental health/emotional wellbeing. This will be offered ONLINE via Zoom. Zoom guidance here
It's a new development so please join us and help this group be useful to parents. If you have ideas/suggestions please shout up!
The first meeting is planned for Tuesday 12th May, 18.30-20.00pm. For security we wold ask you to register to receive the meeting details and password.
Come for as much or as little as you feel able. To join us, please register here
Aim of the group
- parent to parent support with some professional guidance if needed.
- Safe space to share experiences
- Light relief - laughter and fun in the busyness of family life
- No judgement or blame group. We're all trying our best in difficult times.
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.
Loss & Bereavement - ONLINE
HOPE: Mental Health Lead Training Day One 2019-2020 handouts
Print the following handouts for day one:
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
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
HOPE Day Two: Self Harm & Suicide 2019
Activities: Letter from Sally
Excellent webinar and resources by Dr Pooky Knightsmith, here
- 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.