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Mental Health: Impact of Adult Mental Health on Children and Young People - Professional Level Workshop - Postponed

Lansdowne Hotel, King Edward's Parade
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Target Audience
Managers / Probation Service / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Workshop, Course
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Foster Carers / Safeguarding Adults Board Multi-Agency Training / ESCC Staff / Early Years and Childcare / Schools and Governors / Voluntary and Community Sector / Public Sector Partners (eg NHS, Police, Probation)
Mental Health
Course description

Important note. This event is currently postponed, we will contact you when training is resumed and the new date is organised. 
This event was originally planned to run on 9 June 2020.

This popular workshop is delivered by CAMHS / East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership (ESSCP) professionals. It explores the impact of adult mental health on children and young people and is for staff that directly support families where adult mental health issues or illnesses might be present.

This workshop is relevant for all East Sussex children's services practitioners working with children, young people and families assessed as level 3 or 4 on the Continuum of Need and specifically Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) and SENCOs from schools and early years providers. 

Important note: Participants will need to have undertaken the Mental Health Foundation eLearning (Modules 1 and 2) prior to attending this course (see additional information under full details) or you may be turned away.

Training objectives
The learning objectives for this workshop are to enable participants to:

  • recap on the signs and indicators of mental illness in adults

  • understand the impact that mental illness can have on parenting

  • identify risks and impact on children and young people living with parents with mental health issues

  • explore interventions and services that are available to support families experiencing these issues.

The related SEND and Early Help Competency Framework requirements are:

  • understand the potential impact of parental risk factors on children (domestic violence, parental mental heath, learning and physical disabilities and alcohol and substance misuse)

  • understand the impact on the health and wellbeing of SEND children, young people and their families of parent/carer’s mental health. 

Learning outcomes
Additional Information

Preparation and Follow Up

This course follows on from two eLearning modules that participants are required to complete in advance of this workshop:

  • Mental Health - Foundation Module 1: Understanding and promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Mental Health - Foundation Module 2: Recognising Mental Health issues - Intervention and referring

Refreshments are provided, however lunch is not.

Start Date
End Date
Closing Date
Thursday 4 June 2020
13:30 - 17:00
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