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

De-escalation strategies workshop for parents

Hatch are offering a parental training workshop in Birkenhead to support parents delivered by experienced behavioural management specialists. 

This empowerment workshop looks at some of the reasons behind why children behave in certain ways and helps develop skills & strategies in relation to dealing with conflict at home.

This workshop runs on Wednesday 27th April 2022, from 1pm-3pm. For more information or to book a place use the link below:
De-escalation strategies workshop for parents
World Maternal Mental Health Week 

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week is the 2nd to the 8th May.

This week-long campaign is all about raising public and professional awareness of perinatal mental health problems, advocating for women affected by it, changing attitudes and helping families access the information, care and support they need to recover.

During this week there are several events and resources available to raise awareness. More information on these events can be found using the link below: 
Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week
NSPCC Speak out, stay safe resources

Speak out Stay safe is a free online safeguarding programme for children aged 5- to 11-years-old. It is available to all primary schools in the UK.
The programme helps children understand abuse in all its forms and how to recognise signs of abuse as well as where and how to get help. 
These resources are presented as online assemblies which are fully accessible for young people with additional needs. 
To find out more and to sign up, use the link below. 
British Red Cross Free First Aid Workshop 

Red Cross are offering a free workshop where students will learn essential first aid skills.

This workshop is for children, aged 10 to 19, to build confidence and willingness to help someone in an emergency, using everyday objects.

They also show them where to get support if they have an injury or illness, as well as introducing the work that Red Cross do in the UK.

You can book an online or face-to-face classroom workshop by using the link below: 
British Red Cross Free First Aid Training
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 YouTube channel and mymind twitter feed can also be accessed by clicking on the icons at the bottom of this newsletter.