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Mental Health: Perspectives on Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues - Professional Level Workshop

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
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Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Childminders / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / EYEE Childminders / EYFS Practitioners / Foster Carers / Headteachers / 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 / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Youth Workers
target audience
Course Types
Workshop, Course
Course categories
Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership / Safeguarding
Children's Services Staff training / Disabilities and SEN / Early Help / Mental Health / Safeguarding / Social Care
Course description

This new 1/2 day workshop is part of a themed learning programme focusing on practical support and intervention with Children and Young People where mental health issues might be present.

The event is facilitated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) professionals. It is responding to learning needs identified in this area by a broad range of Children’s Services practitioners working with Children and Young People on Level 3 and 4 on the Continuum of Need. 

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 module 3 e-learning prior to attending this course (see additional information under full details).

Training objectives

This course will provide the opportunity for participants to explore case studies and reflect on their own practice and experiences when working with children and young people with behavioural and mental health issues.

The learning objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Consolidate learning from the children and young people and mental health on-line training modules.

  • Gain an understanding of why children and young people display risky and problematic behaviours.

  • Learn about types of interventions to support carers and safeguard vulnerable children and young people.

  • Learn about the threshold for intervention by CAMHS and the referral pathway.

Learning outcomes
Expected learning outcomes:

  • Have a broad knowledge of children and young people mental health issues and illnesses.

  • Know why children and young people display risky and problematic behaviours.

  • Have knowledge of interventions that support carers and safeguard vulnerable children and young people.

  • Uderstand the threshold for intervention by CAMHS and the referral pathway.

Additional Information

Preparation and Follow Up
It is necessary to complete Mental health foundation eLearning module 3 – Recognising and understanding children and young people’s mental health issues prior to undertaking this workshop. This eLearning can be accessed on the ESLP via this link.  

Refreshments are provided, however lunch is not.

Start Date
Wednesday 11 September 2019
End Date
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Closing Date
Friday 6 September 2019
09:30 - 13:30
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