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Mental Health: Impact of Adult Mental Health on Children and Young People - Professional Level Workshop

Denton Island Community Centre, Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Childminders / Children's Services Staff (ESCC) / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / EYEE Childminders / EYFS Lead / EYFS Practitioners / Fire Service / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Learning Disability Services (ESCC) / Managers / Newly Qualifed Social Workers / Operations Manager / Police / Practice Managers / Preschool SENCO / Probation / School SENCO's / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Voluntary and Community Sector / Youth Workers
target audience
Course Types
Workshop, Course
Course categories
Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Early Help / Mental Health / Social Care
Course description

This popular workshop is delivered by CAMHS LSCB professionals. It explores on the impact of adult mental health on children and young people and is for staff that directly support families where adult mental health issues or illnesses might be present.

This workshop is relevant for all East Sussex children's services practitioners working with children, young people and families assessed as level 3 or 4 on the Continuum of Need and specifically Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and SENCOs from schools and early years providers. 

Important note: Participants will need to have undertaken the Mental Health Foundation eLearning (Modules 1 and 2) prior to attending this course (see additional information under full details) or you may be turned away.

Training objectives
The learning objectives for this workshop are to enable participants to:

  • recap on the signs and indicators of mental illness in adults

  • understand the impact that mental illness can have on parenting

  • identify risks and impact on children and young people living with parents with mental health issues

  • explore interventions and services that are available to support families experiencing these issues.

The related SEND and Early Help Competency Framework requirements are:

  • understand the potential impact of parental risk factors on children (domestic violence, parental mental heath, learning and physical disabilities and alcohol and substance misuse)

  • understand the impact on the health and wellbeing of SEND children, young people and their families of parent/carer’s mental health. 

Learning outcomes
Additional Information

Preparation and Follow Up

This course follows on from two eLearning modules that participants are required to complete in advance of this workshop:

  • Mental Health - Foundation Module 1: Understanding and promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Mental Health - Foundation Module 2: Recognising Mental Health issues - Intervention and referring

Refreshments are provided, however lunch is not.

Start Date
Thursday 21 June 2018
End Date
Thursday 21 June 2018
Closing Date
Wednesday 20 June 2018
13:30 - 17:00
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