As part of the CAMHS Transformation, Hertfordshire’s two NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are offering a funded training programme to support school-based professionals to improve the mental health and wellbeing of pupils.
Courses on offer are:
- Youth Mental Health First Aid
- Everything you need to know about mental health (almost)
- Staff sharing and peer supervision
- Responding to self-harm
- Anxiety awareness workshop
- Mental health awareness for staff
- Mental health awareness workshops for young people
Each Delivering Specialist Provision Locally (DSPL) area is entitled to one of each course per year. If you would like to access one of these courses, please request it via your DSPL Manager. Find contact details for your DSPL here.
Courses for single school staff groups are available on request and subject to availability.
You can download the Healthy Young Minds in Herts training guide here.
My baby’s brain If you work with expectant parents or parent/carers of young children in Hertfordshire, one-day practitioner training aims to equip you with an understanding of how brain development happens in babies and children, and how you can help parents, children and babies to form strong attachments that will encourage healthy development. If you work with parents of young children in Hertfordshire, there's more information here.
Parenting support Parenting courses are offered across the county. You can search for courses in Hertfordshire County Council’s Parenting Directory at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/parentingsupport
Spot the Signs & Save a Life a four-hour course for professionals working with young people will increase awareness and knowledge, make you feel more confident in spotting the signs of suicide and introduce practical steps about how to respond and support young people. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The Ollie Foundation is a Hertfordshire charity funding suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. Training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts. Find details here.
MindEd offers free, simple advice to help adults identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues here. Although it is aimed at professionals, parents and carers may also find the information helpful.
A free suicide prevention e-learning course has been produced by the Zero Suicide Alliance. You can find it here