Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools Network Meetings

Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools Network Meetings

Mental Health Champions in Bradford Schools: A Future in Mind Initiative

Relaunch Conference: 20th September 2018- What you do Matters

Leading the way on developing the role of Mental Health Champions in schools, in accordance with the Government's latest Green Paper: Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision

Find out about the important work that is already taking place across our schools and get involved with leading the way in developing best practice to support good mental health for the children and yoing people across the district.

Participation in the project provides access to half-ternly network meetings where Mental Health Champions can access training, resources and group supervision from either an Educational Psychologist or Primary Mental Health Worker (CAMHS).

Schools will be supported through the project to develop whole school appoaches and gain an understanding of evidence based interventions and understand when and how to access more specialist support.

Access to a network via the www.mentalhealthmattersinschools.org.uk and a school profile page to share and promote the support offered in your school

In return school must have a named Mental Health Champion and Mental Health Lead within their SLT team (Job Descriptions available) and must release staff to attend network meetings.

Network Meetings

Schools will be allocated one date for each week based on geograhical area:

15th, 16th,  18th and 19th October

3rd,4th,  6th and 7th December

4th, 5th , 7th and 8th Feb

1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th April

20th,  21st , 23rd and 24th May

8th, 9th,  11th and 12th July

Calendar items:

·         National events e.g. World Mental Health Day, Dying Matters week, National Self-Harm Awareness Day

·         local events e.g. training and conferences

Research and resources update

·         Summary of current research from DFE and grey literature

·         Summary of current research from The Lancet e.g. epidemiology of self-harm/ eating disorders/ depression and anxiety/

e.g. effective approaches and key messages

In focus: Therapeutic skills and Professional Knowledge

·         Delivered by Specialist CAMHS, SEBD team, voluntary sector and EPT

·         Focus on therapeutic practice, evidence based group interventions and specific issues e.g. depression and anxiety

Clinical Group Supervision

·         60 minutes case discussion exploring current cases and concerns from schools, using a professional group supervision framework


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