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Supporting mental health in schools

We deliver Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services alongside South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYFT) in Kirklees as part of the Thriving Kirklees partnership. Part of this includes supporting all Kirklees schools in their mental health support for children.

We recognise that there is a growing pressure for schools to spot the signs of emotional wellbeing difficulties. The hope is that early intervention can prevent mild difficulties emerging into mental illness. 

In response, we have developed a core package of mental health training sessions for school staff to access. Throughout, we encourage a whole school approach meaning that there are minimum requirements for number of attendees. Providing that we have information on your provisions’ dedicated Emotional Wellbeing Lead and Deputy Lead, then all of our sessions can be accessed for free.

To provide us with your wellbeing lead, click here

What we offer:

Emotional Wellbeing Lead Network Meetings

Emotional Wellbeing Leads are invited to attend our Wellbeing Networks, hosted in the barn at Northorpe Hall three times a term. The purpose of the network is to build relationships between services, share best practice, discuss challenges that we face as professionals, identify training needs, and to share local/national news. 

Note: due to Corona Virus these events have been postponed.

1:1 Consultation

One free hour of consultation with Emotional Wellbeing Leads. This could include mapping and reviewing a whole school approach to emotional health, internal support systems and staff wellbeing. 

Mental Health Workshops

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.

We can deliver accredited Mental Half Day Youth MHFA, One Day Youth MHFA, and 2 Day Youth MHFA. There are cost implications for these sessions. Please get in touch to book.

If you would like us to develop a bespoke training session for your provision or organisation, please get in touch. The prices are listed below along with extra consultation costs.

  • 1 hour Training  - £55 planning, £55 delivery = £110 + VAT (up 30 participants)
  • Half Day Training  - £100 planning, £165 delivery = £265 + VAT (up 30 participants) 
  • Full Day Training -  £150 planning, £275 delivery = £425 + VAT (up 30 participants)

Extra consultation

  • Per Hour - £55 + VAT   

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