MindEd

Courses relating to youth emotional wellbeing and mental health

Tameside Safeguarding Children Board is supporting Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group with the provision of free courses for youth emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Professionals and volunteers in Tameside who want to access this training are expected to undertake blended progressive training or a training ladder, which involves successful completion of five 30 minute e-learning modules prior to attending a 2 day face-2-face course, ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’. Please see separate ‘Training Schedule 2017/18’ for the dates of the face-2-face courses on offer.

Please note that accessing these courses is different to the usual system for accessing other courses on TSCB’s training programme. The system for accessing the courses is outlined below and is reinforced on the ‘Training Schedule 2017/18’.

The pre-requisite e-learning training package consists of the following:

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1) Module: Introduction to 21st Century School Health

Engaging Children and Young People

This session is aimed at a universal audience and presents a basic guide to engaging children and young people in a one-to-one interview. It describes how to prepare for the meeting and how to adapt the setting and your manner for different age and ethnic groups. It offers activities to help conversation flow. It gives examples of how to get the most out of your first encounter with a young person.


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2) Module: Normal Psychological Development

Attachment and Human Development

This session is aimed at a universal audience and describes attachment patterns found in infancy and the research that lies behind it.


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3) Module: Common Problems and First Help

Mental Health and Well-being

This session is aimed at a universal audience and aims to help practitioners to describe mental health and well-being and identify the wider social determinants which protect vulnerable children and adolescents.


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4) Module: Providing Care in the Right Way

Basic Diagnosis

This session is aimed at a universal audience and covers diagnosis as it is an important tool in child mental health. It helps to ensure that people are talking about the same difficulties, and helps people to think about what might be helpful treatment.


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5) Module: Managing the Mental Health of Children and Young People with Heightened Vulnerability

Managing Risk: Self-harm and Suicidality

This session is aimed at more experienced/specialist users and will focus on the shorter and longer-term management of self-harm and suicidality, building on the assessment frameworks covered in linked sessions within MindEd.


Successful completion of all 5 e-learning modules will facilitate access to a face-2-face two day training course, ‘Youth Mental Health First Aid’, which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a young person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid; Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. Participants will learn how to, spot the early signs; fell confident in helping; provide help on a first aid basis; help protect a young person who might be at risk of harm.

8 cohorts of face-2-face courses will be available between May 2017 and February 2018, please see separate ‘Training Schedule 2017/18’ for details.

For further information on the courses or training ladder and details on how to book onto a face-2-face course please contact, Katrin Viella, Community Development Specialist Trainer, telephone: 0161 330 9223, email: katrinviella@togmind.org

To access an application form click here.

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