Parents, carers and those working with children and young people are on the front line offering mental health support, often taking the brunt of challenging behaviour and finding it difficult to access information on how to support them.
Our programme of training for those supporting young people is the product of research into the current mental health system and exploring the needs of young people, their parents and those working and interacting with young people.
Courses are delivered online in the evening. Some are two-hour sessions; others are programmes lasting several weeks. They are suitable for everyone, depending on how in-depth you would like to explore the topic. All share the goal of deepening understand and awareness of mental health and teaching tools and approaches for supporting young people with their emotions, wellbeing and mental health.
100% of course survey respondents said the course would help them communicate effectively with their child
In this first workshop you will learn more about mental health and recognise the symptoms of mental health issues in children and young people.
This second workshop will help you to improve communication with your child and support them to build their own mental health resilience and will:
This 5-week course has been co-designed with parents, young people and mental health professionals. It is the result of extensive research, interviews with service users and collaboration between staff. The course aims to help parents build up their own resilience as well as the resilience of their children and young people. Some of the topics covered are:
The course will teach parents exercises for managing emotions, becoming more resilient and looking after the self. There is an emphasis on learning from each other too so parents are encouraged to share and be open with one another.
The parental support programme is designed to support parents and carers of young people (11-16 years), who are on a CAHMS waiting list and assessed as requiring treatment.
The programme runs for 8 weeks and is delivered via group workshops and 1-to1 support to address some of the social determinants. Mental health professionals provide psychoeducation and broad strategies for supporting young people as well as a peer support element.
Combining clinical expertise, social support and local links the programme focuses on the following:
This project is a collaboration between Brandon Centre and Mind in London; integrating Mind’s local networks and considerable experience in addressing the social determinants, with Brandon Centre’s clinical expertise and experience. Brandon Centre has been supporting young people and their families for over 50 years. With a reputation for high-quality services and many years of delivering parent programmes, Brandon Centre is contributing its clinical expertise and experience to the delivery of this project.
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