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Liverpool CAMHS

 

Bite-size sessions coming up in October, delivered via Zoom

Social media and mental health – 01/10/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am 

Grief and Loss -  07/10/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am  
An Introduction to Psychosis – 14/10/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
 
Attachment - 21/10/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am 

Post-traumatic growth (PTG) - 03/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am  
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma - 04/11/2021 All Day 
Self-harm - 11/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am  
Suicide Awareness – 18/11/2021 10:00 am - 10:45 am 
 
An Introduction to Grooming and Exploitation – 25/11/2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
LGBT+ training with a focus on gender identity in childhood and adolescence 26/11/2021 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

See the CAMHS website for booking and to view their training calendar here

 

Please see the attached invitation to all parents for advice on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The ROAR! Response to Mental Health

 

We all have mental health, and there are things that happen to us every day that have either a positive or negative effect on how we are feeling. The ROAR rainbow scale can be used to gauge where children are at key points in the day. This gives us an indicator of how ready our children are to engage in learning and to recognise their...

 

ROAR RAINBOW

 

 

Ask your child/children to rate themselves and how they feel along the rainbow. It is okay to not feel okay. We all have good day and bad days. This will give you a good idea of how ready and able they are to engage with whatever you are doing at that point in the day.

This could be used over a week to identify key times of the day when your child’s mental health is low. How could you change your routine and structure of the day to change this?

Could you put in an exercise or relaxation session?

Is it time to connect with friends and family?

Is it time to go outside and enjoy some fresh air and connect with nature?

Maybe take some time listen to music or enjoy a story together.

 

Meet Resilient Ralph

 

 

 We use Resilient Ralph in school as a talking point for resilience

 

  • Green hat – keep calm and relax hat.
  • T-shirt to remind people to be resilient.
  • Rubberband – Do you bent or break? We all have a breaking point.
  • Springs to bounce back.

 

Could you design a resilient character?

Significant research carried out Dr Angie Hart and Brighton University identified a range of ways in which our resilience can be built. These fall into five core categories:

  1. Basics
  2. Belonging
  3. Learning
  4. Coping
  5. Core Self

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

Your child's school has been invited to take part in a trial of the Taketen App, which aims to help fight stress and improve mental health and wellbeing. The App can be downloaded from the respective App stores for iPhone and Android devices.

 

Please see the attached activation code for family members:   Q16NV-93RKT-BY93G to use once you have downloaded the app.

 

 We hope to send out a weekly email to encourage participants to use the App.  This version of the App is a trial version so it may be slightly erratic. In anticipation of any problems we are really grateful for your patience.  If any issues arise or if anyone requires assistance, please email the company on info@letstaketen.com.  No personal data will be requested from any participant and the analytics from App usage will be fully anonymised.

Many thanks for taking part in this trial. Your feedback and suggestions will be greatly appreciated, and we will use them to make final changes to the App. We hope to formally launch the App at the beginning of the new school year in September.

 

Best Wishes

 

TakeTen Ltd

Please see flyers below with information on Mental Health and Wellbeing and Selective Mutism that families may find useful.

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

The transition team have recorded a short session for parents/carers  of year 6 pupils.  Please see the link below.

 

https://vimeo.com/556226798

Support your child's Mental Health and Well-being by dipping your toes in the world of online courses for parents, grandparents & carers - ALL FREE

 

Hi,

As a service we want to make sure you are aware of this fantastic, locally sponsored, offer:

 

Maybe you have heard about the brilliant online courses for parents, FREE (with access code: PURPLEBIN at: www.inourplace.co.uk) for residents in our area?

The Solihull Approach (NHS) have launched a NEW online course!

 

How do I access?

www.inourplace.co.uk

 

What’s the code?

Ø  If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents of Liverpool): PURPLEBIN

Ø  If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.

 

Can I tell my family and friends?

Absolutely! Share the news with other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

 

How long is it?

There are 7 modules which each take about 5 minutes to complete and will benefit from time to digest in between.

 

If you like this…

…you might like the bigger  ‘Understanding your child’ or ‘Understanding your child with additional needs’, or other courses in the series.  www.inourplace.co.uk

 

From us all with love

 

Our Lady and St Philomena’s

Please see the attached poster for details.

Please see doc below for 45min info sessions on 29/04/21 at 4pm or 05/05/21 at 11:30am. Advice on Mental Health and Wellbeing for adults.

Qwell is a FREE, anonymous, confidential and safe online emotional wellbeing service, offering professional support, information, discussion boards and more for adults. See attached doc on how to sign up.

Liverpool City Council has purchased access to the Solihull Approach of online courses for parents/carers, making them free for all residents of Liverpool. This is to support the Mental Health of parents/carers and the Mental Health and well-being of children and young people.

 

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR CHILD’S FEELINGS is a brand NEW ‘taster’ course from the Solihull Approach which is available using our existing access code. It is an opportunity to try out a shorter online course.

 

How do I access?

www.inourplace.co.uk

 

What’s the code?

Ø If you haven’t used it already here is the access code for all the online courses (funded for residents of Liverpool): PURPLEBIN

Ø  If, like many parents, you have already used this code, log into your account here and this course will be ready in your dashboard to start whenever you are ready.

 

Can I tell my family and friends?

Absolutely! Share the news with other families in the area so that they too can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.

 

How long is it?

There are 7 modules which each take about 5 minutes to complete and will benefit from time to digest in between.

 

If you like this…

…you might like the bigger  ‘Understanding your child’ or ‘Understanding your child with additional needs’, or other courses in the series.  www.inourplace.co.uk

 

These courses are making a difference all over the country. Let’s not miss out here!

Please see the attached links which have been forwarded from the Liverpool Learning Partnership which parents/carers can either view live or later:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqMaPPrsllM

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsAeqXErMEU

 

in connection with Mental Health and Wellbeing and World Book Day. 

This link 

 

https://covid19.alderhey.nhs.uk/back-to-school-resources-for-parents-and-children/

 

provides some excellent advice and resources to help families prepare their children for returning to school in March 2021.  During the first few weeks of the return to school, we will be doing much to support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils coming back to school, but the link will help families in advance of the children returning.

 

Stay safe 

Mental health and wellbeing with the Children's Society (age 8-11)

 

Please refer to the Children's Society's website as they are offering a host of training and courses for parents/carers on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Resilience.  The courses for families are free and can be attended virtually.

Xpress Yourself Children's Mental Health Week 2021

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Please see attached poster for information on a free webinar for parents regarding home learning.

Please see attached information on Children's Mental Health Week

Kooth - See the information below for support with mental health and wellbeing.

 

Kooth is an online #mentalhealth and #wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous #support for children and young people aged 10-25 in Liverpool.

A member of the #LivCAMHS Partnership.

 

🕰 Open:

Mon–Fri: 12pm–10pm

Sat–Sun: 6pm–10pm

 

https://www.liverpoolcamhs.com/support/kooth/

 

Twitter handles to tag are @Kooth_plc and @LivCAMHSFYI

Please see attached link with information on how children can become Liverpool City Council library members.

 

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2020/09/peck-up-a-my-first-library-card/?utm_source=ehuacuk&utm_medium=shorturl&utm_campaign=646

 

Please see the link below for online and phone psychological support from Mersey Care:

 

https://twitter.com/lpoolcouncil/status/1309085225813716992?s=08

Please below for information on Wellbeing

Liverpool CAMHS are offering bite-size training opportunities for families on:

 

Adolescent Brain Development;

Eating Disorders;

Self-Harm;

Social Media and Mental Health Training;

Resilience;

ROAR;

ACEs and Trauma-Informed Practice;

Serious (about suicide);

Managain a child's worry;

Undertstanding my stress response;

Emracing uncertainty;

Attachment.

 

Please visit the CAMHS website with information on how to contact CAMHS and register for the training.

A representative of Christ Church, Norris Green, has been in touch with school to inform us that they have set up a new Food Pantry. Its aim is to assist families who struggle financially and may benefit from assistance in obtaining food.

 

It’s a way of helping individuals and families get incredible value for money, by becoming members of their ‘food club’.  Members pay £3.50 per week for any week they want to take part, and will receive food with a value of around £15-£20.  It’s open to all people living in the Norris Green and Sparrow Hall areas (as well as the Daneville estate).  Families and individuals can sign up at

 

https://www.yourlocalpantry.co.uk

 

and look for Christ Church, Norris Green pantry or can call on the pantry phone on 07874 772 872 to receive help and advice.

 

The Food Pantry have forwarded documents to school to help partner agencies to support those wishing to sign up.  So if you need assistance in joining the scheme, school staff may be able to help when school re-opens after half-term. 

 

Christ Church is also still running a Foodbank and can issue e-vouchers, so get in touch if you feel this would help you or your family. 

 

 

Your Local Pantry

Your Local Pantry is a network of community food stores, creating a sustainable and long-term solution to food poverty and helping the UK save money on their food bills. Stockport Homes Group first developed this pantry model and the social franchise is now run by a partnership between Foundations Stockport and Church Action on Poverty... If you are interested in setting up a Pantry in your ...

www.yourlocalpantry.co.uk

 

For Anyone suffering the effects of domestic violence or coercive behaviour

Parents/Carers may find the attached document informative and helpful to ensure children's digital safety.

Please see attached information about free online courses on emotional development.

KS1 and 2 SATS.

 

Parents of Year 2 and Year 6 pupils may find the attached link useful.

 

Information for parents: 2019 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2 

You may find the following links useful in helping to become more aware of the apps that children frequently use: 

 

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7nYQItyuZABRktfSHhNUUJxOW8/view

 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/

 

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