Our Family ASC worker, Colette Hampson has begun supporting families of young people with an ASC diagnosis, or awaiting assessment.
Please see this document for details.
Please see list of Kirklees services to share with parents/professionals
Please see Kirklees employment support service. Some schools have accessed the workshops and activities for parents, and hosted the sessions at school to improve engagement.
Wave 1 MHST it is embedded in schools. This wave includes Crosland moor and Lockwood, ABC, HD5, Thrive South, Thrive West and Thrive East schools. There was due to be a show and tell event on the 18th March to discuss our project to other national areas that have an MHST team. This has now been postponed until further notice following government advice.
Our Young Champions Training delivered by Time to Change was delivered on February 12th to selected secondary and college provisions. We are delivering follow up sessions in April. Will feedback to the network with any developments and observations.
Overall feedback from parents regarding our service averages at 9/10 score. They also report a 7.7/10 improvement in their child’s wellbeing after accessing our support.
Our Timid to Tiger parenting programme for parents with children under the age of 11 has been very successful. So far there have been no drop-outs, and some couples have attended together.
Due to current restrictions in place for social contact we will be offering some of our workshops via video link. Please click the link below to book onto sessions available for children and young people. We will be using Zoom to deliver these sessions and you will need to sign up with an email address we can contact you on and have access to a computer/laptop and a quiet space at the time of the session for 45mins.
Please be aware there is a new booking system. You will need to supply a mobile phone number. We will then send you reminders before the workshops and you will be able to log in to cancel if needed.
Kirklees Youth Mentoring at Northorpe Hall has now finished its initial 4 year project, as part of which we worked with Kirklees High Schools to help them set up peer mentoring programmes. We are hopeful that we will be successful in securing further funding and in the meantime Mabel Keogh will still be available to offer support and guidance. There is now also a new, free resource available to help you set up a peer mentoring programme that Mabel has put together. It includes guidance, resources and a training presentation. Whether you’re a school we have worked with in the past, or a school that is thinking about peer support, please feel very welcome to contact Mabel for a chat on 01924 492183 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review our CORE training offer and get in touch if you would like to access any of the free training sessions available.
Josie will call you to complete a booking form consultation prior to any booking confirmation.
1 in 8 young people are experiencing mental health problems at any one time. I am working with the Anna Freud Centre to deliver free Mental Health Awareness Training to two staff members of eligible schools. The training is developed by clinical and education experts and 98% of attendees in September would recommend our Mental Health Awareness training. Visit this link to find out more.
Please book on to as many EWB networks as you can over the academic year. Each session will have its own theme relating to the 8 model whole school approach. Unfortunately, following recent government advice, we are postponing all EWB network events until further notice. We will keep you posted with regular updates.
We will be planning a summer celebration event for EWB leads to showcase developments of their whole school approach to EWB.