Children’s and Young People’s Mental Wellbeing
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Trauma Informed Schools UK webinars for Any Practitioner Working with Children and Young People
The NI Youth Wellbeing Prevalence Survey (2020) identified that a significant proportion of children and young people in Northern Ireland experience mental health problems, including emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression.
The study also identified links between the wellbeing of children and their parent’s experience of mental ill-health and lifestyle and environmental factors including adverse childhood experiences.
In many cases, the support of family and friends and access to good information will be sufficient to address these issues (click here to see Young Persons Mental Health – A Guide), but other young people will benefit from intervention from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and similar therapeutic sources of support. However, while they are waiting for this, teachers and health professionals often feel ill-equipped to help children and worry that if they talk to them, they will make things worse.
To address this, The Health Improvement, Equality and Involvement Department is working with Trauma Informed Schools UK to offer training to all practitioners who work with children and young people. View the TISUK Terms and Conditions Document here.
As an additional resource, the following webinars are now available free of charge until Thursday 2nd December 2021 – just click on the link and enter the access code when prompted:
- Supporting Schools to Become Trauma Informed and Mentally Health for All (1 hr 55 mins)
Access code – 48749A8IB9
- Whole School Implementation of Trauma Informed Practice to Promote Mental Health Cultures for All (1 hr 22 mins)
Access code – 1B412945J6