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.

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An update from your local team

This is the last newsletter of 2021 and Cheshire MHST are hoping that you all have a safe and healthy winter break. If you need any support, professional, parenting or personal then you can visit the MyMind.org.uk website anytime for contacts, resources and self referrals. If you need someone to talk to over the break then the crisis line is open 24hours a day, seven days a week 0800 145 6845. 
See you in 2022!

Holiday Activity Fund

The Department for Education are providing a Holiday Activity Fund across Cheshire East.
All children who are eligible for free school meals will be able to access the exciting holiday activities for free and get a nutritious meal as well. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to take part in fun activities, meet other children and boost their confidence.

For information on all activities across the borough visit Holiday Activity Fund 2021 - #HAF2021.

Reducing Social Isolation and Building Resilience

Riverbank Psychology are launching a new Team of Life training for people who work with children and young people in schools and the community to help reduce social isolation. During lockdowns due to the pandemic, many children have felt isolated and alone. This training will involve learning how to use narrative therapy to help increase pro-social behaviour. For more information on the training go to Team of Life Training.
Managing Emotions

Next Chapter North West are providing a course for children and young people aged 8-16 years, who would like to better understand their emotions, stress and worry by providing a toolkit and personalised framework for use in everyday life.  
The course is delivered in small groups of similarly aged children and young people over seven weeks. Parents are required to take part in one workshop to gain insight into the learning of their child and support to embed that learning into family life. 
For a consultation and to check the suitability of the course contact team@nextchapternwcic.co.uk or contact Next Chapter on Facebook.
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.