Mental Health Matters in Schools – Opportunities and Updates

The Mental Health Champions Pilot which was launched in 2017 is expanding! Find out about the latest developments and how you can get involved.

Over 60 schools are currently signed up to the Mental Health Champions initiative which provides school staff with regular support from a team of Educational Psychologist and Primary Mental Health Workers from CAMHS to raise the profile of positive mental health within schools by providing training, supervision and resources to schools.

Schools involved consistently rate their involvement in the project as good or excellent.

The project was recently highlighted in the local press for the positive contribution it is making locally

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/16150912.amp/ 

New opportunities to get involved:

Website launch
The project is now able to announce the launch of its website which provides access to resources and information for schools, students and parents and carers.

Visit: http://mentalhealthmattersinschools.org.uk/

Increase School Recruitment
The Government have clearly laid out in their most recent Green Paper on Mental Health for Children and Young People that they see schools as the front line of support with the intention that all schools should have a designated lead for Mental Health. The Mental Health Champions project provides you with an opportunity to get ahead in meeting the ambition laid out by the government.

If you would like your school to become involved in the project, please read the documents below and contact Faye.Keenan@relatebradford.com to express your interest.

Benefits for schools Mental Health Champions in Bradford schools 

Mental Health Champions SLT lead for MH Champions in Bradford schools 

Mental Health Champions in Schools JD for MHCs 100217 

School Links ProjectThe local CCGS (Clinical Commissioning Groups) in conjunction with the Mental Health Champions Project have successfully won a bid for the nationally recognised Anna Freud School Links Programme to be delivered in Bradford. This is an exciting opportunity for schools to be involved in shaping future practice in mental health across all sectors in conjunction with mental health professional from the local area. Please see the attached invitation and contact Faye.Keenan@relatebradford.com to request a place. 

School links invite - Updated workshop dates & venues 

For more information or questions about any aspects of the project please contact either victoria.morris@bradford.gov.uk (Specialist Senior Educational Psychologist and Project Lead) or Faye.Keenan@relatebradford.com (Project Support Officer)


Information

Published: 12/04/2018
Audience: HT / SENCOs
Contact: Vicki Morris

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