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:  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. 


Schedule for the day




Loss & Bereavement - ONLINE

ONLINE Training: Understanding Loss & Bereavement in Children and
Young People

ZOOM Link:  Register here

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Download handout here

Child Poem

Thats Normal

The Dash


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.