PPEPCare: Training in child & young person mental health

PPEPCare has been designed to help  staff in primary care, education and other professionals to recognise and understand mental health difficulties in children and young people and offer appropriate support and guidance to children, young people and their families using psycho-education and relevant psychological techniques (e.g. using  a cognitive behavioural framework). Training consists of didactic teaching, experiential learning, group discussion and DVD material and is delivered by appropriately qualified and supported staff from local CAMHS and local authority services.

In partnership with involve Community Services, they are delighted to offer 4 separate sessions of PPEPCare training. The dates and sessions are as follows:

Monday 22nd July 10am – 1pm Supporting young people who self-harm  This training explores what self-harm is and how it might present.  It explores why young people might self-harm and helps to challenge commonly held assumptions. The session includes guidance around how to talk to young people who may be self-harming, confidentiality, dealing with your own feelings and supporting young people with alternative strategies. To book on this course please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/involve-ppepcare-training-supporting-young-people-who-self-harm-tickets-63566146054

Monday 22nd July 1.30pm – 4.30pm Supporting young people with low mood This training explores what depression is, how it may present in young people, and how it may differ from ‘normal’ adolescent mood difficulties. The session looks at how low mood and depression may be maintained and explores some useful techniques (specifically behavioural activation) that can be used to break the maintenance cycles. To book on this course please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/involve-ppepcare-training-supporting-young-people-with-low-mood-tickets-63567167108

Tuesday 23rd July 10am – 1pm Supporting young people with anxiety  This training explores the presentation of anxiety in adolescence and how to talk with young people about this. It highlights the difference between appropriate levels of anxiety and when additional help might be needed. It explores what might keep anxiety going and provides an overview of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (an evidence-based treatment for anxiety) as well as a number of useful techniques which can be adapted for the primary care or school setting. To book on this course please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/involve-ppepcare-training-supporting-young-people-with-anxiety-tickets-63573777881

Tuesday 23rd July 1.30pm – 4.30pm Resilience This training looks at whole school and individual approaches to wellbeing and resilience. It offers and develops understanding of the importance of resilience in managing the challenges and conflicts in life. The training explores ideas about the brain, feelings and thoughts to promote resilience and utilises practical and visual resources to provide a shared language to describe emotions and mental health in everyday ways. To book on this course please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/involve-ppepcare-training-resilience-approaches-to-wellbeing-tickets-63574229231

All courses will be delivered by Lisa Thomson, Berkshire Training Lead on PPEPCare, Lisa is also a Family & Systemic psychotherapist/Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

The training will take place at the Wokingham Town Hall, Market Place, Wokingham, RG40 1AS – note there is no parking available at the venue but there a number of public car parks around the venue.

Teas and coffees will be available to attendees and each session has up to 25 places available – these are available on a first come first served basis.

Note: The training is not designed to turn you into psychological therapists, nor are they designed to replace existing CAMHS services. However, they do provide development opportunities to:

  • enhance primary care consultations skills so that children and young people receive better quality, integrated care and so that  professionals can make more effective use of brief  consultation sessions
  • enhance knowledge and skill of staff working within the school/health  setting to help them more readily identify mental health issues in their students and support them and their families

The training is FREE and you are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as you like OR just the sessions that you are interested in. But you will need to book each place separately.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your session starts.

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