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Webinar Series

To help raise awareness of Children and Young People’s mental health we are hosting a webinar series across the whole of February. The mental health of our children and young people has been affected more than ever over the past year with the pandemic. Whether you work with children and young people either professionally or in a volunteering capacity, are a parent or carer or a young person yourself it is all of our responsibilities to look out for children and young people’s mental health.

We are launching the series during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week which has the theme ‘Express Yourself’ and this will be reflected in a number of the webinars appearing that week. There are webinars for everyone so take a look at the programme below.

All of the webinars are completely FREE and you can sign up for as many as you like. If you have any questions or queries please do get in contact via mentalhealth@southglos.gov.uk.

Programme

Tuesday 2 February

  • Introduction to Emotional Fitness (15.30-16.30) – we all need to look after our emotional fitness like we do our physical fitness. This introductory webinar explains what emotional fitness is and how you can bring it into your life to help manage your positive mental health

Follow this link for more information and to book

Wednesday 3 Feb

  • Barnardos Hype Blog (14.00-15.00)The workshop will give participants the knowledge and confidence to introduce blogging to young people as a form of peer support, self-help and creativity.

Follow this link for more information and to book

  • Resilience & How to Promote It (10.00-11.00) – This webinar will discuss the theory and practice of Resilience Lab with practical tips on strengthening your own resilience as well as supporting young people you work with.

Follow this link for more information and to book

Thursday 4 Feb

  • Engaging Hard to Reach Young People Through Creativity (11.00-12.00) – This webinar is aiming to challenge the concept of any young person being ‘hard to reach’ and instead focus on why they are ‘easy to ignore’

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  • Anxiety in 5-11 Year Olds (TBC) – This webinar focuses on recognising and helping primary aged children with anxiety.

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Friday 5 Feb

  • Creative YOU (11.00 – 12.00) – this session will be focussed on how Creative Youth Network uses creativity to improve the resilience and wellbeing of young people

Follow this link for more information and to book

  • Attention Seeking or something more? What is self-harm really about? (13.00 – 14.00) – The session will provide an understanding of self-harm behaviours, their functions and also how to support a CYP who may be self-harming.

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Tuesday 9 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (12.00-12.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer

Follow this link for more information and to book

Wednesday 10 Feb

  • Freedom to Express Yourself: creating safe, creative and supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ young people (14.30-15.30) – Join Off the Record’s Freedom project to hear more about how to embed positive identity practice within your work. Freedom seeks to challenge assumptions, create change and encourage conversations which recognise and celebrate identity, sexuality and gender

Follow this link for more information and to book

Thursday 11 February

  • Managing your stress for positive mental health (15.30-17.30) – dealing with your mental health can be difficult in high stress situations. Positive mental health is a priority. How do we help ourselves stay positive and cope? We need to be using preventative measures to minimise the consequences.

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Friday 12 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (8.00-8.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer

Follow this link for more information and to book

Monday 22 February

  • On & Off the Pitch: the important role sports clubs and coaches play in the wellbeing of young people (19.00-20.00) – This webinar will increase your confidence as a community sport coach or club volunteer, on the important role you and your club play supporting the mental wellbeing of your junior members.

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Tuesday 23 February

  • Diversity in Practice: Working with LGBT+ Communities (10.00-11.30) – This webinar is aimed at improving the services delivered to LGBT+ young people. To explore good practice for working within a context of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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  • Meet Me in the Middle (13.00-14.30) – Supporting the mental health needs of children with additional needs.  Where to start and why it’s important to work with and meet young people with additional needs in the middle.

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Wednesday 24 February

  • Alcohol Awareness and It’s Impact on Mental Health (9.30-10.30)This webinar will highlight the link between alcohol and mental health in young people. It will cover an introduction into both topic areas and the link between the two.

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  • Becoming a Racially Responsive Practitioner  (11.00-12.00) – The last year has highlighted inequalities experienced by young people based on race in all areas of life. As practitioners how are we complicit in this, and what can we do to bring equity to our industry.

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Thursday 25 February

  • Diversity in Practice: Working with LGBT+ Communities (9.30-12.30): This session is aimed at improving the services delivered to LGBT+ young people. To explore good practice for working within a context of equality, diversity and inclusion. The session will be interactive with use of breakout room and discussion based.

Follow this link for more information and to book

  • Introduction to Kooth (15.30-16.15) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer

Follow this link for more information and to book

Friday 26 Feb

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in South Glos Schools: A Celebration of Best Practice (10.00 – 11.30) – This webinar will showcase the fantastic work of South Glos Schools who have implemented a whole school approach to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of students, staff, parents and carers, with a select number of schools sharing stories on the progress made in their setting

Follow this link for more information and to book

When setting up an account to book a place: Under ‘Organisation area’ select ‘External organisation’ and in the ‘Select an establishment’ drop down there is the option ‘Parent/carer’.

Monday 8 February

  • Up Down and Offline (19.00-20.30) – Regulating and grounding emotions is important to reconnect and communicate for support. This session aims to give tools to parents/carers to develop confidence and awareness to support a child in sensory mental overload and fatigue, who is offline and at risk of meltdown.

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Tuesday 9 February

  • Does your child/young person become easily overwhelmed: understand how their sensory environment can impact this (10.00-12.00) – This session is for the parent/carers of Children & Young people with any additional need or disability and/or mental health needs. Overwhelm happens to all of us when we are under a lot of stress, and it can be heightened by the sensory environment around us.

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  • Self-Care to Care (19.00-20.00) – Why looking after yourself first as a parent will prevent compassion fatigue and exhausted parenting

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Monday 15 February

  • MAD for Life (16.30-17.30) – Mindfulness and Direction: this session talks about how mindfulness and relaxation can improve mental capacity, connections and communication to support learning and focus

Follow this link for more information and to book

Tuesday 16 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (14.00-14.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer

Follow this link for more information and to book

Monday 22 February

  • Does your child/young person become easily overwhelmed: come and explore creative ways to help regular their senses (10.00-12.00) – This session is for the parent/carers of Children & Young people with any additional need or disability and/or Mental health needs AND the child/young person themselves. This will be an interactive practical session where you can make a sensory item with us or just simply watch and get ideas.

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Wednesday 24 February

  • Children and Young People Mental Health Awareness (19.00-20.30) – This session will give you an introduction into children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. It will also focus on self-care for you as parents and carers.

Follow this link for more information and to book

 

When setting up an account to book a place: Under ‘Organisation area’ select ‘External organisation’ and in the ‘Select an establishment’ drop down there is the option ‘Young person’.

Tuesday 2 February

  • Colour my Life (16.30-17.30) – An art themed session teaching young people to acknowledge and express thoughts, feelings and emotions through doodling.  If we feel unhappy, stressed or anxious most of the time it’s important to name and tame our most pressing uncomfortable thoughts and get them out in the open.  This can either be through mindful doodling, scribbling or journaling. Likewise, it’s also important to bank good and happy memories to make us feel happier and more content and hopeful about life in general. Everyone will have the opportunity to take part in a live interactive group doodle or personal doodle with coloured pens and paper from home or, use an online tool. This webinar is suitable for young people aged 10+

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Friday 5 Feb

  • Barnardos Hype Blog (16.00 – 17.00) – The Hype Blog is written and edited by young people. The workshop will inspire creativity, new ideas and a community of peer support. Attending the workshop will enable you to have a blog posted on a recognised blog post seen by 2000 young people.

Follow this link for more information and to book

Monday 15 February

  • MAD for Life (16.30-17.30) – Mindfulness and Direction: this session talks about how mindfulness and relaxation can improve mental capacity, connections and communication to support learning and focus

Follow this link for more information and to book

Tuesday 16 February

  • Introduction to Kooth (14.00-14.45) – Kooth is an online platform where young people aged 11+ can access counselling, forums, resources, support and much more in a safe online environment. This webinar is an introduction to the Kooth offer

Follow this link for more information and to book

Wednesday 17 Feb

  • Barnardos Hype Service Empower (12.00 – 13.00) – In this webinar youth colleagues working as Health Champions in the Barnardos Hype team will explain what they do and the impact is has on them. The service empowers young people to support each other to share ideas and to create changes in their health service

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  • Your Wellbeing in an Era of Race and Riot (15.00-16.00) – The last year has highlighted inequalities experienced by young people based on race in all areas of life. This webinar will explore some of these barriers and the impact they have.

Follow this link for more information and to book