Children’s Mental Health Week in Liverpool 7-13th Feb
Liverpool CAMHS partners have a host of events and activities planned for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is Growing Together.
We’re going GREEN for Children’s Mental Health Week!!! Look out for iconic buildings in Liverpool City Centre that will be illuminated green to raise awareness.
The MYA RAISE Team will be returning with their XPRESS YOURSELF Live sessions. Five live sessions will go ahead across the week for Key Stage one, Key StageTwo, special schools. There’s a resource pack for secondary schools and Early Years.
- Monday 7th 10.15am – Key stage 1 Click here to join
- Monday 7th 1pm – Key stage 2 Click here to join
- Wednesday 9th 11am – Key Stage 1 Click here to join
- Thursday 10th 1.30pm – Special Click here to join
- Friday 11th 11am – KS2 Click here to join
The sessions and resources will be ‘tree-themed’ exploring how we grow together using evidence-based practice from; the formulation tree, tree of life narrative work, blob trees, post-traumatic growth research and more. Each session will be fun and interactive, followed by an activity for the children and young people to complete in the lesson.
If you would like your school to get involved please register here
Click on the images below to view and download the resource packs.
Thurs 3rd Feb – LGBTQ+ Chat and Chill in Central drop-in between 1-3 pm in partnership with the PAC Researchers, this event will be a space to come and chat about mental health as a community.
On Weds 9th Feb GYRO are having a local trans poet, performer and activist deliver a workshop for our 12-16-year-old GYRO group in-person to create poems themed on expression, mental health, identity and LGBT+ History.
Seedlings groups will be exploring favourite childhood books and talking about them in relation to this year’s theme of growth. Look out for pictures of these sessions on our social media.
Open Access Groups
Various activities to support the awareness week will be shared on social media.
Liverpool City Council, in partnership with Liverpool CAMHS, will be running the Reach Out campaign on social media reminding young people:
“If you’re struggling with your mental health right now, you’re not alone. It’s ok to reach out and ask for support.”
Mental Health Support Teams: Growing Together Session for EYFS
The MHST have created a recorded story ‘Rob the Runner Bean’ and a resource pack for schools. This interactive story and accompanying resources and suggested activities will help children from EYFS and lower KS1 to explore some key aspects of resilience and what makes us grow strong. This resource will be available in the WSA padlet after 2nd February.
Free Staff Workshop
Dr Beth Larham (Clinical Psychologist) will be delivering a free workshop for school staff around the impact of Vicarious Trauma and Compassion fatigue – often experience by those working with the emotional trauma of others. Please see the learning outcomes below;
By the end of the session, you should be able:
- To define and describe Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
- To recognise the warning signs for Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
- To have an insight into your current level of resilience
- To identify a range of individual approaches to protect and support yourself and colleagues from Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
- To explore ways in which organisations can prevent Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue, and foster resilience
To book a place please click here: