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Children’s Mental Health Week

The mental health of children and young people has been affected more than ever over the past year, with the impact of the pandemic on top of the usual pressures they face. To help raise awareness of Children and Young People’s Mental Health we are hosting a webinar series that will launch during Children’s Mental Health Week (1st-7th Feb 2021) and continue throughout February 2021. If you are based in South Glos, work with children and young people, are a parent/carer, or a young person there are webinars for everyone! So please take a look at the fantastic rage of sessions on offer and book your place. 

All sessions are FREE

and available for professionals, parents/carers, and young people working

and living in South Glos

       Week 3 and Final Week Presenters

Jigsaw Thornbury

South Glos Parents and Carers

Kooth

OTR

Wesport

ACE Wellbeing

The Diversity Trust

Public Health and Wellbeing Team

South Gloucestershire Schools

 

Week 3

Monday 15 February - MAD for Life (16.30-17.30) (parent/carer & young person sessionMindfulness and Direction, the session talks about how mindfulness and relaxation can improve mental capacity, connections and communication to support learning and focus for young people.

Tuesday 16 February - Introduction to Kooth (14.00-14.45): (young person session) Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more.

Wednesday 17 February - Your Wellbeing in an Era of Race and Riot (15.00-16.00) (young person session): Off the Record will explore some of the barriers young people face based on race and its impact and explore techniques to keep well.

Week 4

Monday 22 February

On & Off the Pitch: the important role sports clubs and coaches play in the wellbeing of young people (19.00-20.00) – Wesport and OTR team up to deliver this webinar which will increase your confidence as a community sport coach or club volunteer, on the important role you and your club play supporting the mental wellbeing of your junior members.

Does your child/young person become easily overwhelmed: come and explore creative ways to help regulate their senses (10.00-12.00) (SEND parent/carer and young person session) – South Glos Parents and Carers will deliver this session for parents/carers of children & young people with any additional needs/disability and/or mental health needs AND the child/young person themselves. This will be an interactive practical session where you can make a sensory item with us or just simply watch and get ideas.

Tuesday 23 February

Diversity in Practice: Working with LGBT+ Communities (10.00-11.30) – The Diversity Trust will host this webinar aimed at improving the services delivered to LGBT+ young people. To explore good practice for working within a context of equality, diversity and inclusion.

(FULLY BOOKED) - Meet Me in the Middle (13.00-14.30) – Supporting the mental health needs of children with additional needs.  Where to start and why it’s important to work with and meet young people with additional needs in the middle.

Wednesday 24 February

(FULLY BOOKED)  - Children and Young People Mental Health Awareness (19.00-20.30) – This session will give you an introduction into children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. It will also focus on self-care for you as parents and carers.

Alcohol Awareness and Its Impact on Mental Health (9.30-10.30) – Public Health will present the link between alcohol use and mental health in young people. It will cover an introduction into both topic areas and the link between the two.

Becoming a Racially Responsive Practitioner  (11.00-12.00) – The last year has highlighted inequalities experienced by young people based on race in all areas of life. As practitioners how are we complicit in this, and what can we do to bring equity to our industry? OTR host.

Thursday 25 February

Diversity in Practice: Working with LGBT+ Communities (9.30-12.30): In an extended session The Diversity Trust will discuss how we can improve the services delivered to LGBT+ young people. To explore good practice for working within a context of equality, diversity and inclusion. The session will be interactive with use of breakout room and discussion based.

Introduction to Kooth (15.30-16.15) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer.

Friday 26 Feb

Mental Health and Wellbeing in South Glos Schools: A Celebration of Best Practice (10.00 – 11.30) – This webinar will showcase the fantastic work of South Glos Schools who have implemented a whole school approach to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of students, staff, parents and carers.  Alongside Public Health a number of schools will share stories on the progress made in their setting. 

For more information and to book: Mind You

We look forward to seeing you there but if you have any questions please contact the Public Health Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Team at MentalHealth@southglos.gov.uk

Week Two Presenters

Jigsaw Thornbury

South Glos Parents and Carers

Kooth

OTR

Nova Associates

Monday 8 February

  • Up Down and Offline (19.00-20.30) – Regulating and grounding emotions is important to reconnect and communicate for support. This session aims to give tools to parents/carers to develop confidence and awareness to support a child in sensory mental overload and fatigue, who is offline and at risk of meltdown.

Tuesday 9 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (12.00-12.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer
  • Does your child/young person become easily overwhelmed?: understand how their sensory environment can impact this (10.00-12.00) – This session is for the parent/carers of Children & Young people with any additional need or disability and/or mental health needs. Overwhelm happens to all of us when we are under a lot of stress, and it can be heightened by the sensory environment around us.
  • Self-Care to Care (19.00-20.00) – Why looking after yourself first as a parent will prevent compassion fatigue and exhausted parenting

Wednesday 10 Feb

  • Freedom to Express Yourself: creating safe, creative and supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ young people (14.30-15.30) – Join Off the Record’s Freedom project to hear more about how to embed positive identity practice within your work. Freedom seeks to challenge assumptions, create change and encourage conversations which recognise and celebrate identity, sexuality and gender.

Thursday 11 February

  • Managing your stress for positive mental health (15.30-17.30) – dealing with your mental health can be difficult in high stress situations. Positive mental health is a priority. How do we help ourselves stay positive and cope? We need to be using preventative measures to minimise the consequences.

Friday 12 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (8.00-8.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer.

For more information and to book: Mind You 

Also see new sessions added later in Feb

Wednesday 17 Feb – Your Wellbeing in an Era of Race and Riot (15.00-16.00)

Wednesday 24 Feb – Alcohol Awareness & It’s Impact on Mental Health (9.30-10.30)

Wednesday 24 Feb – Becoming a Racially Responsive Practitioner (11.00-12.00)

 We look forward to seeing you there but if you have any questions please contact the Public Health Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Team at MentalHealth@southglos.gov.uk