Welcome back to our Wirral Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) newsletter. This is our regular update from the local team supporting Wirral schools and colleges with all things mental wellbeing.

We'd really appreciate you sharing this with your young people, families and wider networks.

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An update from your local team

Wirral MHST are pleased to share that parents from all Wirral primary schools will be able to take part in our Timid to Tiger groups next half term. The Timid to Tiger group sessions are based on the treatment manual by Sam Cartwright-Hatton for parenting anxious children. They are also a great place to meet other parents going through similar times with their children. For more information please ask at your school and your Education Mental Health Practitioner will be able to enroll you on the course.

Supporting Bereaved Children

Winston's Wish is a charity that supports bereaved children and families as well as the professionals who support them. Approximately 1 in 29 children will be bereaved of a parent and many children require support in school to help deal with their loss. 
Winston's Wish provide free online bereavement training courses to help teachers understand how grief affects a child or young person and how you can help them cope with their grief.
 For more information go to Online bereavement training for schools | Winston's Wish (winstonswish.org)

Parents in Conflict

All parents and carers sometimes argue with one another but there are times when the conflict rises to a level that becomes unhealthy for the family. there are many reasons for conflict between parents or carers such as financial issues, anxieties around Covid or other traumas. The Anna Freud Centre provide advice and guidance for any parents who are struggling with conflict or going through a separation. The website provide strategies and options for support. 
Helping to Keep Children Safe Online

With constant access to the internet at home, at school and on mobile phones, it can be hard to know what your child is accessing and viewing and how to keep them safe. Internetmatters.org is a website dedicated to helping parents and professionals keep children safe online. There is advice on how to talk about internet safety, how to set controls and even guides to the most popular apps and games and that your child or young person uses.

MyMind website and social media

For more information about your local CAMHS service and access to a range of other resources about mental health please click on this link mymind.org.uk
Our you tube channel and mymind twitter feed can also be accessed by clicking on the icons at the bottom of this newsletter.