Emotionally Healthy Schools
The Emotionally Healthy Schools project has been running for two years and is supported by a number of agencies, including CWP, Cheshire East Council, local schools, Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG and the charities Visyon and Just Drop In.
The project focuses on improving resilience across schools and aims to develop teaching staff to ensure they meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of their students.
Emotionally Healthy Schools Update: Transition from Phase 2 to Phase 3
The third phase of the CE Emotionally Schools Programme is confirmed to start in April 2019. The School Leads Team, Tools for Schools Team and EHS Links Team continue to work in partnership and to ensure a smooth transition to phase 3, they will be consulting on what colleagues feel their future support needs are.
Schools are reminded that there is a continued package of support in place running until the end of March 2019. Details can be found at:
Further details about phase 3 will be published in Spring 2019.
If you would like to book onto one of the below training sessions, click here.
Mental Health Awareness Training:
Geographical cluster based training covering anxiety, depression, self-harm (including the Self-Harm Pathway) and outcome measures (specifically Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire SDQ, understanding and scoring).
Staff are asked to complete four mind-ed core modules and then attend the training session to gain additional knowledge and embed learning into practice. This is done through practical case studies and resources to help respond confidently to specific mental health difficulties.
Attendees should register at www.minded.org.uk and create a learning account. Each module takes approximately 20 minutes to complete:
- Measuring what happens (module code 410-067)
- The worried child (module code 410-025)
- Sad, bored or isolated (module code 410-021)
- Self-harm and risky behaviour (module code 410-029)
Who should attend: This may be a pastoral staff member, safeguarding lead or someone with a special interest and function within the school around mental health and emotional wellbeing, but is open to anyone and everyone working in a Cheshire East school.
Mental Health Consultation:
Geographical cluster based offer of mental health consultation.
Schools identify a child or young person where there is cause for concern and prioritise them for consultation. Advice is given on the most appropriate interventions, resources and pathways. There is opportunity for shared learning across schools.
Who should attend: This will preferably be a member of staff that has attended our Mental Health Awareness Training, completed an SDQ and collated background information for the child or young person that they wish to discuss.
Facilitated Reflection sessions:
Geographical cluster based group where staff can reflect on practice, share good working principles, and embed learning into their work with children and young people. There may be a focus on specific themes relating to practice to explore improved ways of working, and self-care, whilst ensuring a supportive environment.
Who should attend: Ideally this would be a member of staff that has attended our Mental Health Awareness Training and a consultation session, enabling them to reflect on strategies and resources that have been tried.
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