Emotional Wellbeing Network

Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision **New**

We are pleased to let you know that “Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper” has now been published.


The consultation will be open for 13 weeks to allow for the Christmas break, and closes at 12 noon on Friday 2 March 2018. We will be setting up and taking part in a range of consultation events in the new year, including for children and young people. Further details will be available in due course. The headline proposals in the Green Paper are: • New measures which signal a fundamental shift in mental health support, with over £300 million funding available • Training for senior designated mental health leads in schools and colleges to improve prevention work • Earlier access to services through the creation of new Mental Health Support Teams working directly with schools and colleges • New four week waiting time for NHS children and young people’s mental health services to be piloted Under the plans every school and college in England will be incentivised to appoint a designated senior lead for mental health to co-ordinate existing school-based support as well as helping children to access specialist therapies and other NHS treatments if they need them. Supported by a training package of £15m-£20m a year until all schools have had the opportunity to train leads, the senior leads will also be responsible for developing a “whole school approach” to mental health and wellbeing – including making sure pastoral support is available for all pupils and that strong policies are in place to reduce bullying and other behaviours that can cause mental distress. 

A further £209 million will be available to create new Mental Health Support Teams which will improve join-up between schools/colleges and the NHS. The teams will provide a wider range of support and treatments in or near schools and colleges, to improve earlier intervention to so mental health problems can be addressed before they become too serious. Several thousand people are expected to be recruited over the next five years to form these new teams, which could be trained to offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments. Supervised by clinicians they will also work closely with educational psychologists, school nurses, counsellors, social workers and others to assess and refer children for other specialist treatments if necessary. 

 Other measures set out in the Green Paper include: • Ensuring every primary and secondary school in the country is offered mental health awareness training. • Ensuring teaching all pupils about mental health and wellbeing is a focus of our work to improve the quality of relationships education and PSHE. • A new working group to look at mental health support for 16-25 year olds. • Commissioning further research to fill evidence gaps across children’s mental health, including understanding how better to support vulnerable families. 

We look forward to your response to the consultation. Matthew Hopkinson on behalf of the Department for Education Catherine Tyack on behalf of the Department of Health Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper team”

County Durham Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Professional Network **Current**

Aim: To Improve outcomes for children, young people and families by: 
• Providing a network meeting and e-network for practitioners who have an interest in promoting mental health & emotional wellbeing of children, young people and families in County Durham. 
• Informing the work of the County Durham Children & Young People’s Mental Health, Emotional Wellbeing & Resilience Group. 

Format The network was established in June 2014, is funded by Durham County Council Public Health and coordinated by Success (North East). Four two-hour network meetings take place throughout the year (September, December, February and May) as well as regular e-network sharing. 

Each meeting includes: 
• Guest Speakers focused around emotional & mental health 
• An opportunity to share practice, ideas, issues and information about children and young people’s emotional& mental health
• A space for practitioners to support each other 

Membership The network is free and open to any practitioner with an interest in promoting emotional wellbeing and positive mental health of children, young people and families in County Durham. We currently have over 600 practitioners from a wide range of organisations registered on the e-network and between 30-50 practitioners attend each meeting. 

What members say about the network: 
• Love hearing how other groups are getting on and what other services are available from engaging presentations. 
• Thank you, as head teacher, I can see how emotional development can be placed in the whole school development plan. Lots of justifications given today. • Really useful to hear from other speakers/agencies about what is available to support emotional well being 
• Lots of useful contact numbers sharing ideas becoming aware of other organisations and extra support systems in County Durham 
 • Very useful for information forum & speakers. A great chance to share ideas and gain a little confidence as a new member – Thank You 
 • I found the session; Interesting and inspiring, extremely useful, great to chat to others. Thank you! 

Getting Involved: If you would like to sign up to the network, attend as a guest speaker or would like any further information please contact Wendy Minhinnett on 07415380040 or email wendy@success.coop

Nominations in for the CYPMH Positive Practice Awards 2018 **
Current**

National Children & Young People’s Mental Health (CYPMH) Awards 2018 – NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS

There are 10 categories in total, some of which are aimed at individuals, some at individuals or groups, and three specifically at organisations providing CYPMH Services.

 

Individual Awards

 

1)  Personal Journey 

This award is given in recognition that some young people overcome huge challenges to achieve success – be it in their family, social, educational or work lives.

For the individual child or young person that has attained significant improvements in his/her own life such as overcoming challenges to stay in school/education and achieve personal targets. Their story will serve as an inspiration to other Children and Young people.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider. Parents/carers can nominate their child/young person, alongside endorsement from one of the group above.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

2) Volunteer of the Year 

This award celebrates the volunteering efforts of a young person whose volunteering activities has enriched their local community.

 For the individual child or young person who has made significant contribution to working alongside charity/youth groups, including those not traditionally associated with mental health care and support, championing and raising awareness of mental health within their local communities.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider/charity/community group. Parents/carers can nominate their child/young person, alongside endorsement from one of the group above.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx 

 

 3) Champion of the Year 

This award recognises a young person who has made exemplary efforts, possibly under difficult circumstances, to support and enable others to lead more fulfilling life or lives.

For the individual child or young person that has made positive contribution to their community or individuals through activities such as campaigning or linking in with their school or other community groups/charities. The judges are looking for inspirational examples of young people who despite their own difficulties have enriched the lives of others.

The child/young person must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider/charity/community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

Individual and/or group awards

 4) Innovator of the year 

For an individual young person or group who has created a piece of work, including a digital project / social media, to be used by CYPMH and partner organisations such as schools to promote positive mental health and inspire hope in Children and Young people . The judges are looking for entries where children and young people have taken the lead in planning, organising and delivering the project to ensure it reaches as many Children and Young people as possible

The child/young person/group must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider or community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

 5) Contribution to Services 

This award is for an individual or group whose efforts in contributing to improving the quality of their local CYPMH services has been exemplary and inspiring to professionals and Children and Young people.

For the individual child, young person or group who has contributed their time and energy in enabling and a health or social care organisation to better meet the needs of Children and Young people.  The group/organisation can be health, social care, or other public sector (e.g. education). The judges are looking for entries where children and young people have taken the lead in planning, organising and delivering the project and where there has been positive impact on local communities.

The child/young person/group must be nominated by an adult either from their school, health or social care provider or community group.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

6) Carer/Parent/Sibling award 

This award recognises a group or individual parent, carer or sibling whose efforts in promoting whole family involvement within CAMHS services has improved services within their communities.

For the individual parent, carer or sibling or a representative group whose partnership working with CAMHS services has led to an improvement in services by the closer involvement of families within support and care.   The judges will particularly look for involvement of families in design, development and delivery of project.

The Carer/Parent/Sibling/group  can be self-nominated or nominated by the school, health or social care provider/charity/community group.  If self-nominated endorsement from one of the group above is needed.

Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

7) Outreach to Vulnerable Groups Award  

For an individual young person or group who helps encourage individuals from groups who have had poor access to ‘traditional’ services to seek support.

This award is for individuals or groups who have made significant improvements to the lives of Children and Young people who suffer multiple forms of discrimination and disadvantage. Judges will be looking for examples of individuals or groups who have focused care and support on the needs of the individual Children and Young people, not treating single “conditions”.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community group

 Nominate at:-  http://bit.ly/2vS8Qrx

 

Organisation/Service Awards

8) Learning and education award – 

This award recognises a service/project working to build resilience in schools with young people

For outstanding work between education and health/social care and or third sector organisations, who have developed innovative projects to promote positive mental health in learning and educational establishments. The judges will particularly look for involvement of children and young people in design, development and delivery of project.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people or community group.

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq

 

9) Crisis Services award – 

This award recognises a  service supporting young people in crisis.

For a team/service that provided exceptional support and intervention to children/young people and their families at a time of crisis. The judges are looking for innovative examples, in particular those that can evidence inclusion of children in the design and monitoring of the project and family and or/community groups in the delivery of services.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community groups

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq

 

10) Partnership working/Co-Production award – 

This Award recognises  true co-production with Children and Young people in a service or project

For education and health/social care organisations who have established services truly co-produced with  Children and Young people. This may include third sector and community groups and may relate to national or regional quality initiatives designed to promote closer partnership working.

Nominations can be made by representatives from public, health, social care or third sector, however endorsement must also be provided by young people and or parents/carers or community groups

Nominate at:- http://bit.ly/2vzp5aq