Dr Sarah Temple, a GP and director of EHCAP – an organisation providing innovative solutions for education, health, care and prison services – has written a great book aimed at supporting children and families to be emotionally ready for school. The book, ‘All Emotions Are Okay’, is a bright and colourful exploration of the emotions young children, and their parents or carers, might feel when they start school.
This recent report aims to better understand young people’s experience of managing chronic asthma and how asthma care and management could be improved particularly for groups experiencing exclusion and living in areas of deprivation.
This report is led by the Young People’s Health Partnership working closely with partners at the Association for Young People’s Health, the Race Equality Foundation, Friends, Families and Travellers and RCPCH &Us.
It was written by PMHA member Jeremy Sachs (to visit his personal website click here), who worked to produce it with the Association for Young People’s Health.
Did you know that you can now see a lots of ACAMH events from wherever you might be at the moment?
With the global spread of the coronavirus, many organisations across the world are changing working practices to ensure everyone’s safety. One such organisation is the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), which will not be staging physical events for the rest of 2020, but instead is bringing events online as live webinars, many of which will be free.
There are also a number of recorded webinars already available for view, including:
- Dr. Dennis Ougrin’s lecture on ‘Self-harm and Suicide in Adolescents’
- Professor Tamsin Ford CBE – ‘Supporting children’s mental health as schools re-open’
More will be added to the ACAMH website’s Freeview section, which contains a whole host of other past lectures.
Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. In connection with this, we wanted to tell you about this great training tool:
We Can Talk is an online training tool to improve staff knowledge and confidence when supporting children and young people attending A&E and hospital wards due to concerns about their mental health.
It is free, takes less than an hour, and features young people with lived experience.
Click on the link below to start this training:
Useful Resources: Young People’s mental Health
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a wide range of useful information about young people’s mental health written to support young people, as well as their parents and carers.
The information is written by psychiatrists and young people working together. It includes information on topics such as…
– coping with stress
– depression in children and young people
– worries about weight and eating problems
– drugs and alcohol
– psychosis and schizophrenia for young people
Click on the links above to go to the specific section, or click on the link below to go an overview of all the information:
The We Can Talk website offers training, advice and resources for hospital staff working with children and young people’s mental health
The project has:
- Co-produced (with hospital staff, young people and mental health experts) a competency framework in children and young people’s mental health
- Developed, piloted and evaluated a co-designed (and co-delivered) one-day training linked to the competencies to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of any member of staff who sees children and young people in their role (clinical and non-clinical).
These offer brilliant, free, online e-learning that teaches hospital staff how to talk to young people who come in with a mental health crisis.
They are perfect for any doctor or health professional who struggles to know what to say and do with CAMHS patients in ED and the ward.
Take a look, you won’t regret it. It even gives you a Certificate and / or CPD points….
The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition website has some more good resources to help children and young people, as well as parents and carers, cope during this period.
To look at the resources available, click here: https://cypmhc.org.uk/resources-for-children-and-you-people-to-help-during-isolation/
We’ve put together a range of resources to help children and young people, as well as their parents and carers during the current situation.
For young people:
- The Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families has produced this video giving advice for young people about managing their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus situation.
Talking with children:
- The Children’s Commissioner has produced a ‘Children’s Guide to Coronavirus‘ that is suitable for children aged 8+.
- This ‘Coronavirus Workbook for Children‘ offers a good and non-frightening way to talk about the virus with younger Children.
- Meanwhile, CBBC’s great Newsround show has a video with Dr. Chris & Dr Xand telling children what they need to know about the virus.
For parents and carers
- The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has also produced this video with guidance to parents and carers about how they can help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disruption caused by the Coronavirus.
- Norfolk County Council has produced these tips for staying healthy and happy while at home.
Do you know of any more resources we should include here?
Please send us an email at ContactPMHA@gmail.com