Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Training

A comprehensive Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health training programme is available for anyone working with children, young people and their families in Richmond upon Thames local authority.

Increasing practitioners’ understanding of mental health issues will support their capacity for dealing with challenging or difficult situations. This in turn will help to achieve the best outcome for children, young people and their parents/carers who are experiencing mental health issues.

Courses available

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Awareness

This course provides a basic knowledge in four areas:

  • Risk and resilience
  • Attachment and development
  • Problems and disorders
  • Interventions and what helps

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Promoting Positive Mental Health in Primary & Early Years Settings

Relationships and interactions in the early years have a powerful influence on the development of children’s mental health and wellbeing.  This course will look at what practitioners in Primary and Early Years settings can do to promote positive mental health, and how they can help parents and carers to establish the psychological bedrock that will support children as they grow and develop.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Some suggest that ADHD may affect up to 5% of the CYP population, yet it is a much misunderstood condition that often attracts negative and unhelpful responses. This course seeks to address the balance and offer real and lasting solutions that will benefit young people, support teams and families.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Understanding Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including Aspergers Syndrome)

This course is specifically aimed at those working in a care or support setting, It offers an intensive introduction to autism, and concentrates on giving essential knowledge of the autistic spectrum disorders. This will give a solid grounding for all working with those on the spectrum.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Autism: Play, Friendship and Social Relationships

Given there is widespread recognition that autism is essentially a social disorder, it is not surprising that the most challenging times will be those that are social in nature for many on the autistic spectrum. This course therefore seeks to explain the problems and explore real solutions that can immediately be put into practice.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Autism Awareness for School Support Staff

This course will help participants develop an understanding of why pupils on the autism spectrum will find unstructured and/or social times difficult and will provide opportunities to explore and discuss a range of strategies to improve social interaction.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Introduction to Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young People

This one day workshop will offer an introduction to the different anxiety disorders commonly found in children and young people (for example generalized anxiety, phobias, panic disorders etc) and recommendations for assessment, management and treatment. It will consist of a combination of formal teaching, small and large group discussion and an opportunity to practice skills.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Introduction to Attachment

Attachment is a key concept in child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing. Attachment theory tells us about the impact of both early relationships and the environment on children and young people. This impact can stay with a young person for many years and can shape or influence their future relationship with others, including so-called ‘authority-figures’.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Impact of Parental Mental Health on Children and Young People

This course will enable delegates to recognise the impact of parental mental health on children and young people, and support participants in considering ways of working with and engaging children, young people and their families.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Young Carers Awareness

Young carers are widely spoken about in strategies, policies and the media yet remain under identified therefore missing out on vital support. This course will help professionals working with children and/or adults to recognise young carers and the possible impact of caring on their emotional, social and educational life.  

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Understanding and Managing Self Harm

Self-harming behaviour in children and adolescents – a developmental, cultural and social perspective, and strategies for management.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Depression in Children and Young People

What is depression, and how does it differ from normal sadness? Young people often have changes in mood – how do you know if they are depressed?

There are lots of things that can help, including simple interventions from non-specialist services- this day will help you identify what you can do to help and at what point to refer for more specialist help.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Eating Disorders in Children and Young People

Course objectives:

  • Understand the definitions and different types of eating disorders
  • Understand and be able to identify signs and symptoms of eating disorders in young people
  • Understand how eating disorders can be treated / NICE guidelines
  • Know how to access support for young people with eating disorders, and when to refer

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, Workforce Development Training Page.

Teens, Turmoil & Transition: Mental Health in Adolescence

This course is for anyone who wants to better understand teenage mental health and support young people through these critical years in their development. Parents and professionals have always known that the teenage years can be turbulent and a difficult period for young people and those around them. Behaviours and attitudes change rapidly as young people assert their independence while still needing security and certainty. This course is a great introduction to how practitioners are better able to support young people.

To view available dates, full course outline, and book a place, visit Workforce Development Training Page.

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) Programme

You can find out more about our Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health (EWMH) Programme for children, young people and their families.

The pages include an overview, glossary of terms and also give details of the Programme Board, network meetings and funding opportunities.

Updated: 12 February 2014