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.

If you have any feedback about the newsletter feel free to contact us via cwp.adminmhst@nhs.net

An update from your local team


Some of our practitioners are currently getting ready to undertake training in a form of Narrative Therapy which uses the language of sport to identify key support people or 'team-mates' in the life of the child or young person. This builds resilience by enabling them to build a sense of social support and connected identity.

This week we've been excited to receive some of the lovely pictures and poems that our Wirral school children have created as part of Children's Mental Health week. We are in the process of displaying them and the finished product will be shared.
Maintaining Healthy Relationships

ZILLO is a website for young people living in Wirral. It provides the lowdown on the latest events, arts, culture, news and expert health and wellbeing advice.
In celebration of Valentine's day last week they have done a feature giving tips and advice on how to build and maintain healthy, respectful relationships and to also explore difficult topics like consent. There is also a list of useful contacts if you feel like you need support or you feel at risk. Visit the Zillo Wirral website.
Child in Mind Podcast

The Anna Freud Centre has produced a podcast series, Child in Mind, which is presented by BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond. In each 20-minute episode, she discusses an important issue in child and family mental health with an expert and a young person or parent. The themes covered by the podcast are varied and include eating disorders, how does therapy work, ADHD, bonding with your baby and the adolescent brain. To listen and find out more go to Child in Mind | Podcast on Managing Children and Family Mental Health Problems 



Your Mind Plan

Every Mind Matters from the NHS have developed a quick 5-question quiz  to asses how you've been feeling and provides you with a free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. Get Your Mind Plan - Every Mind Matters - NHS


The website also has self-care videos for young people for tips on how to feel better and keep your mood up. Self-care tips videos for young people - Every Mind Matters - NHS 
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.