Collaborative working with Children and Young People with Mental Health Issues: Professional Level Workshop

Faraday House, 1 Faraday House
Admin Contact
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 Service / 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
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 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 East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) 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 eLearning 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:


  • Recap knowledge from on-line training modules on mental health issues and illnesses.

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

  • Explore through case studies interventions and further actions.

  • Share knowledge of local organisations and services to achieve positive outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

  • Have the opportunity to engage in a reflective practice group discussion.

  • Understand 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
Tuesday 6 October 2020
End Date
Tuesday 6 October 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 1 October 2020
09:30 - 13:30
Maximum Places
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