Mental Health Support

 

 

Mental Health Provider Forum

Please note that the provider forum planned for 28th January has now been moved to Thursday 31st January at 1.30pm in the indoor bowling centre, apologies for inconvenience.

If you have any items you would like added to the agenda please let me know on this email address. PA Job Share This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Minutes of previous meeting

Community Floating Support - for adults with mental health issues

We offer services for people with mental health issues, over the age of 18 years, who do not have the support of a social worker or care coordinator. We also provide short term supported accommodation in the county in partnership with Auckland Home Solutions.

Apply for support for adults with mental health issues

What can we help with?

We can help to improve your mental wellbeing by supporting you with:

  • money matters
  • general life skills (such as building your confidence, time management and helping you find work)
  • housing issues
  • household skills
  • keeping healthy
  • social skills

We can also:

  • help you access counselling or therapy
  • signpost to other services which may be able to help you
  • provide supported accommodation if you are homeless or about to become homeless

Our recovery workers will agree a plan with you, which will be based upon your needs.

How do I get help?

You can be referred to us by health services, your doctor, housing departments, or voluntary agencies. You can also refer yourself byThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Please find attached and below some useful links and resources around children and young people’s mental Health:

Leaflets attached:

Self-care resources for young people: https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care/

Range of resources and leaflets from Charlie Waller Memorial Trust https://www.cwmt.org.uk/resources

Mental Health in Schools Toolkit

https://www.healthylondon.org/resource/schools-mental-health-toolkit/

Healthy London Partnership has developed an online toolkit to provide further support for schools and commissioners.  It has been developed in partnership with the Greater London Authority. We encourage school leaders and staff, health care professionals and commissioners to use the toolkit for a wide range of information and guidance on how to promote emotional wellbeing and mental health within schools.

Date for the diary: The next County Durham Emotional Wellbeing Network meeting will take place on Thursday 28th February 2019 12.30-3.00pm, an agenda will follow nearer the time

Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and best wishes for 2019-remember to look after your own well-being this festive season

Wendy Minhinnett

Roller Coaster Family Support

MHNE Latest Bulletin

Please find attached MHNE latest bulletin – if you would like to publicise your organisation, events, news etc in the bulletin please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Best Wishes Lyn Kind regards Lyn Lyn Boyd CEO Mental Health North East Mental Health North East Birtley CDC Drum Park Drum Lane Industrial Estate Chester-le-Street Co Durham DH2 1AE

0191 4111 962 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.mhne.org.uk

Fire Service Film is public

Just to let you know that as agreed the film we have created with County Durham Fire & Rescue Service has gone out through our Social Media this morning, this is the link to the film on You Tube https://youtu.be/15sQvd7RwGw

Please do go on to our Facebook & Twitter and like and share the film and help get it out in advance of World Mental Health Day .

As a reminder our Facebook Page is @StampOutStigmaInDurham and our Twitter is @_StampOutStigma Look forward to seeing you at the Stamp It Out meeting tomorrow afternoon.

Best Wishes, Chris Project Officer We have moved office please amend your records: Sjvoll Centre, Front Street, Pity Me, Durham, DH15BZ Telephone: 0191 3077030| Mobile: 07453 058986 Visit us at: www.investinginchildren.net

Mental Health - Better Together VCS Policy Forum Report 

You may have participated in, or been aware of the Policy Forum about Mental Health, which was convened on Friday 6th July. This was the first in series of Policy Forums which are being coordinated via the Better Together Forum. Better Together is an informal network of county wide and specialist VCS organisations which provide services for communities across County Durham.

The Forum attracted a broad cross section of stakeholders with an interest and in-depth understanding about how mental health support is being provided in the County. Delegates included elected members, VCS service providers, commissioners, NHS Foundation Trust managers and CCG representatives. The content provided an overview about how governance and commissioning is emerging and developing across both health and social care sectors, how services are provided via TEWV, and the challenges and opportunities which VCS providers of mental health support services are working with. The underlying theme was one of cross sector partnership working, which is why we are keen to share messages from the delegates who took part.

We’re pleased to be able to circulate the attached report, which summarises the presentations from the morning and the ensuing discussions. I’d like to draw your attention to the next steps we agreed as a result, and which are detailed at the end of the four page report. If you have any queries or would like any additional information, please do contact me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Ian Hunter Smart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , who is supporting the Better Together Network.

All best wishes, Jo Joanna Laverick Executive Director, Durham Community Action

County Durham Emotional Wellbeing Network 

The County Durham Children and Young Peoples Emotional Wellbeing Network took place on : Thursday 27th September 2018 12.30-3pm Leadership Centre Spennymoor

Please find agenda attached and the presentations from the previous meeting.

There is a few links below to some useful resources and an important notice regarding contact emails

Information Sharing:

Webinars Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Please find a link to free webinars from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust about the mental health of children and young people. https://www.cwmt.org.uk/webinars

Self-Harm Discussion Starter Activity https://www.pookyknightsmith.com/blog/self-harm-discussion-starter-activity

Know Before You Go is an e-resource for Year 12-13 students as they transition from school/college to university http://www.studentminds.org.uk/knowbeforeyougo.html

Mentally Healthy Schools-Suicidal feelings and thoughts https://www.mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk/mental-health-needs/low-mood-or-depressed/suicidal-feelings-and-thoughts/

Important Notice Success (North East) the organisation who previously coordinated County Durham Emotional Wellbeing Network closed on 31st August 2018. The network will continue to be coordinated by myself as an independent consultant (trading as Rollercoaster Family Support) in partnership with Durham County Council. This is the last email I will send to the group via the Success mailing group. My new email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transforming Children and Young People's Mental Health Provision

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

You can read the full green paper here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/transforming-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-provision-a-green-paper and respond to the consultation here https://engage.dh.gov.uk/youngmentalhealth/

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 

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mental Health Provider Forum

held on Thursday 27th September 2018 at 9.00am at the Indoor Bowling Centre, Abbey Road, Durham

Minutes & Notes

LEARNING DISABILITY PROVIDER FORUM SCHEDULE 2019

Date Time Venue
17th January 1.30pm Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
15th April 1.30pm Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
19th July 9.00am Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
22nd October 9.00am Durham Indoor Bowling Centre

MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDER FORUM SCHEDULE 2019

Date Time Venue
28th January 1.30pm Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
29th March 9.00am Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
20th May 1.30pm Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
26th July 9.00am Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
23rd September 1.30pm Durham Indoor Bowling Centre
28th November 9.00am Durham Indoor Bowling Centre

MH Provider Forum 27th July 

Due to annual leave commitments, the number of apologies already received and the potential for more, the decision has been taken to cancel the above meeting. If you were planning on presenting at that forum could you let me know and we will postpone to a future meeting either in September of November.

MH Provider Forum minutes and presentations 24th May 2018 

Please find attached minutes of the above forum and copies of presentations for your information.

Minutes

St Peters Presentation

WBFL Presentation