Salford City Partnership

Training & Events

GM-wide Discover Kooth Webinars for Mental Health Week (10-16 May)

Kooth offers anonymous and free access to mental health and emotional wellbeing support, available to young people in the UK.

This year, the theme for Mental Health awareness week is Nature and the Environment. We will explore this timely theme in relation to the trends we've seen over the past year and offer some useful tips.

In these sessions we will discover the ways Kooth helps to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young people and will include an in-depth look at our:

  • Community Support recourses
  • Self-help tools
  • Tips for supporting mental health and emotional wellbeing in nature and the environment
  • A Q&A portion
  • A live demonstration of Kooth.com

Kooth are running three different sessions: 

1. Education Professionals: This session is designed to support any staff who work with or support young people in an educational setting. This will include some simple steps that you can incorporate in your practice to reinforce positive mental health and emotional wellbeing. This session will detail the resources available on Kooth.com and the community outreach work we offer that you can utilise in school. 

Date: Tuesday 11 May, 4.00pm – 5.00pm

2. Parents & carers: Designed to answer any questions parents/carers may have about Kooth, this session will follow the same format as above and will provide helpful tips in supporting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing at home. This session should include tips that are helpful for your whole family. 

Date: Wednesday 12 May, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

3. Professionals: If you work with or support young people within a community setting in Greater Manchester, this session has been designed with you in mind. We will outline how we support young people and the services we offer that may be helpful for your organisation. This session will detail the resources available on Kooth.com and the community outreach work we offer that you can utilise in your organisation.

Date: Thursday 14 May, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

To book onto any of the sessions above: GM Discover Kooth - Mental Health Awareness Week Tickets

Leaflets promoting the sessions are available in the downloadble section at the bottom of the page.

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Early Years Seminars: Anna Freud Centre

The centre will be delivering the following free seminars via Zoom:

Supporting bereaved children in early years settings: the webinar will offer early years workers clear and practical guidance on how they can manage the needs of children in their care who have experienced some kind of loss or bereavement. It will look at the different reactions young children may have, and explore a range of ways that you may be able to help them make sense of their feelings and experiences, and help them through what they may be going through. The webinar will also put forward practical ideas and resources that an early years setting might like to use to support them.

Date: Thursday May 13, at 16:30-18.00, click here to book your free place

 

Supporting children in an early years setting who may have experienced trauma: This webinar will offer early years workers clear and practical guidance on how they can manage the needs of children in their care who have experienced some kind of trauma. It will look at the different reactions young children may have, and explore a range of ways that you might be able to manage their needs, and support them as best you can within your setting.

Date: Thursday June 24 at 16:30-18.00, click here to book your free place

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Mental Health UK – Bloom Resilience Free Online Workshops

(April – May 2021)

The free online training is targeted at teaching staff working with 14-18 year olds, the programme will provide the tools and resources to create a supportive environment for teaching staff, colleagues and young people, as follows:

  • Bloom Resilience Training (3 hours):  workshop will provide the resources and guidance to facilitate 7 Bloom workshops with young people on the following topics – Resilience, Exam stress, Friendships, Managing studies, Social pressures, Making decisions about the future, Juggling time
  • Resilience (1 hour): guidance and resources to be able to facilitate a 1-hour workshop on resilience for young people
  • Exam Stress (1 hour): workshop will give you the guidance and resources to be able to facilitate a 1-hour workshop on exam stress
  • Making decision about the future (1 hour): guidance and resources to be able to facilitate a 1-hour workshop on making decisions about the future

For more information and to book a place: Bloom: upcoming online teacher training courses - Mental Health UK

In addition to the training there are a resources and short films on the above topics along with worksheets to download: Bloom: upcoming online teacher training courses - Mental Health UK

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Suicide Awareness Training Programme 2021

PAPYRUS – the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide will be delivering a series of workshops across Salford.

Please note that that this training is only open to staff and volunteers working with Salford young people.

 

SP-EAK Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe (3.5 hrs)

The free online workshop aims to prepare participants to identify those with thoughts of suicide, respond effectively and connect them with support.

The key objectives are:

  • To consider our attitudes around suicide
  • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
  • To talk openly about suicide with that person and how we ask about those thoughts
  • To understand how to listen to someone talking about suicide
  • To support safety (and a safety plan) with someone thinking of suicide

Dates: *all the sessions are now fully booked, however we are looking to book some additional sessions, please email to be added onto the waiting list*

Please note:  the training will be delivered via Zoom and each session will have 30 places available

Who should attend: This workshop will be useful to anyone who comes into contact with young people under 35 whether it be in a professional or personal capacity, for example parents, shop assistants, sports coaches, teachers, youth workers and group leaders.

To request a place: please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk providing:

  • Preferred session
  • Name & Job title / role
  • Agency / Team based with
  • Email address

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Free Online Training

FutureLearn partners with top international universities and industry experts to offer free online courses.

The courses below are free to access, however to gain a certificate of achievement there is a cost, either per course or as an annual subscription.

 

1. Psychological First Aid training (PHE)

The course will explore the techniques of psychological first aid (PFA), the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies. You’ll focus on children and young people’s mental health, and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations, and will cover:

  • What is Psychological First Aid?
  • How do children and young people respond to emergencies and crisis situations?
  • The PFA stages to supporting people: Prepare, Look, Listen, Link
  • Supporting yourself and your colleagues

Course duration: 3 weeks, 1 hour a week

For more information and to sign up please click here

 

2. Mindfulness: A Focus on Adolescents (University of Glasgow)

In this course you’ll get practical illustrations of how mindfulness can be of particular value in the lives of everyone, and younger people in particular. a hands-on introduction to mindfulness and its benefits, the training will cover:

  • The application and evidence base for mindfulness in education settings
  • Case studies of young people who have used mindfulness, and how it helped them
  • Basic introduction to simple mindfulness techniques
  • The role of mindfulness in helping with anxiety, focus, exam stress, compassion and improving wellbeing

Course duration: 4 weeks, 4 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here

 

3. Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety (University of East Anglia)

An introduction to managing anxiety disorders in teenagers, with a course ideal for teachers and healthcare professionals.

Anxiety is a common condition experienced by young people that can escalate to a point where it impacts on their general wellbeing and activities of daily living; brain development and performance at school or college. If untreated the risk of developing chronic and enduring mental health conditions increases, as well as the risks of deliberate self-harm and suicide.

On this course you will learn how to identify anxiety disorders experienced by young people, understand ‘stigma’ related to mental health and develop your ability to help a young person experiencing debilitating anxiety

  • Week 1: Introduction to course and characteristics and causes of adolescent anxiety
  • Week 2: Anxiety as a biopsychosocial condition
  • Week 3: Assisting a young person experiencing abnormal anxiety states

Course duration: 3 weeks, 3 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here

 

4. COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression (University of Reading)

Learn how young people can manage low mood and depression during COVID-19.

On this course, young people, parents, carers, teachers, and other professionals can learn helpful, practical techniques to cope with low mood and depression during the lockdown period and beyond. You’ll examine how to help young people structure their day and improve sleep and diet.

You’ll explore how to build positive family communication, and learn tips on how to manage your thoughts and feelings, building long-lasting resilience along the way.

  • Week 1: Structure, healthy habits, modelling and self-care
  • Week 2: Managing difficult thoughts and feelings, getting along and resilience

Course duration: 2 weeks, 2 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here

 

5. Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19 (University of East Anglia)

The impact of coronavirus can be seen on every facet of our society. One of the key challenges of these unprecedented times is the heightened risks caused by anxiety, especially in younger people.

On this course, you’ll learn what anxiety is and how to support young people suffering from anxiety in the time of coronavirus.

With mental health professionals at the University of East Anglia and partnering mental health organisations, you’ll discover triggers and signs of anxiety to look out for. You’ll also discover practical solutions for helping the young people in your life, and where to find additional help. The training will cover:

  • Impact of COVID 19 on mental health/anxiety in young people
  • What is anxiety and its causes
  • Importance of support
  • Guidance for parents
  • Spotting symptoms
  • Advice/treatment and support

Course duration: 2 weeks, 2 hours per week

For more information and to sign up please click here

 

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