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

To highlight the importance of a healthy diet and how your diet can effect your mood, the MHST are developing a poster that is to be displayed in the Birch centre. 

The poster will include input from young people from local secondary schools who have been taken part in the MHSTs Food for Mood interactive sessions.

Helping Young People to Move on from School or College

Time to Talk Next Steps has been set up to support young people aged 16-25years, who have additional needs and are struggling with confidence and motivation. The aim is to provide support to make plans for the future, post COVID 19. 
The team of experienced staff have good knowledge of education, employment, social care and health systems, and can provide tailored support.  Young people can access peer support, online one to one sessions.  

For more information and to make a request for support go to Time to Talk Next Steps - NDTi
Struggling With Your Young Child's Behaviour?

Koala North West have developed a Kind Words and Play programme to support parents and carers of children aged 2-8years who are struggling to manage challenging behaviour.
The sessions aim to provide the tools needed to improve children's behaviour and family dynamics, provide a better understanding of triggers for the behaviour and outline the importance of play and positive communication.
For more information  call 0151 608 8288 or email admin@koalanw.co.uk 
Helping Young People in Crisis

Health Education England and Healthy Teen Minds are working together to help individuals develop their confidence, knowledge and skills when supporting young people in a mental health crisis. Crisis Tools is relevant to anyone who may find themselves supporting a young person in crisis, including health and care professionals, teachers or any other professionals, parents and carers.

The Crisis Tools website features a resource sharing hub and bite-sized learning guides aimed at

improving your knowledge and understanding of young people’s experiences.
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.