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

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
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Target Audience
Childminders / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / 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 Service / School SENCO's / Schools / 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
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Foster Carers / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / ESCC Staff / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (eg NHS, Police, Probation)
Mental Health / Safeguarding and Child Protection
Course description

This popular workshop is delivered by CAMHS / East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) professionals. It explores 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 January 2021
End Date
Thursday 21 January 2021
Closing Date
Monday 18 January 2021
09:30 - 13:00
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