Book your place! - Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth: (MHFAT:Y) - 1 day
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The courses aim to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and/or stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
The five broad topic areas include:
What is mental health?
Anxiety and depression
Suicide and psychosis
Self harm and eating disorders
A model for giving Mental Health First Aid
The courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
The courses aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community.
Every member of staff would benefit from this introductory training
Booking Information please contact Psychology admin at email@example.com if you have any queries.
New course - Academic Resilience Approach - Fighting for Young People’s Mental Health and empowering young minds
What do students like about Academic Resilience in High Schools?
It helped me to get my feelings out and talk about them
I’ve learned it’s ok to talk to people – adults in school and at home
It’s made me more confident…it made me feel I belong
Training will cover:
What is the Academic Resilience Approach? - Ethos of approach and resources
How do schools improve results through an Academic Resilience Approach?
Which pupils do we focus on?
Exploration of the Resiliency Framework
- Belonging Building good relationships with staff, peers, parents, Locating strengths, Healthy relationships, Finding people you can count on, Making sense of where we come from, Making friends and mixing
- Coping Being Brave, Solving Problems, Calming and self–soothing, Fostering self belief , Facing everyday challenge
- Core self Who students are, Personal strengths, Developing empathy, Developing self awareness, trying out different things.
Feedback from a local High School Pilot
Sharing learning, problem solving, getting organised. Opportunities for further development work, e.g. supervision, drop-in sessions, supporting schools in introducing parents to Academic Resiliency etc.
Build Capacity in our High Schools
Understand the Resilience Framework
Tap into free online resources and videos
Be able to work effectively with young people and their families
Meet more the D of E ‘Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools’ objectives
High School Heads, SMT, Pastoral Heads, SENCos, Student Support services, High School ELSAs
Book your place here
New Ways of Working
The attached briefing updates on the New Ways of Working programme - developing a common and consistent approach to working with families.
The project has reached an exciting time with training being launched and dates to book on to attend. Up to 900 staff will benefit from learning how to use this in their everyday practice.
To book a place on one of the dates for this training please click here
Schools Recruitment Website
We have recently launched a new schools recruitment website for all schools to advertise jobs. You can see the new site here www.cheshirewestrecruitment.co.uk. This new site will replace the old system for advertising jobs and will provide lots of new features to support the recruitment and selection process in schools.
The most significant change that you will see is layout and format of jobs as well as more details about Cheshire West schools and the area. Some of the key features of the new system include:
- a job alert feature so that candidates can be notified of jobs as they are posted on the website
- an online application form for candidates to complete (which they can use for each application that they make)
- an applicant tracking system (ATS) so that schools can manage all applications through the recruitment process in a simple and easy way.
- short-listing and setting up interviews (either as a scheduled interview or create slots for the candidate to book themselves)
- communicate and notify candidates of updates to their application such as progressing to the next stage or rejecting candidates.
The new site is offered on a subscription basis. Those schools who subscribe to the service will be able to post as many jobs on the site as they want to throughout the year. As part of the subscription, we will be doing more promotion of school jobs, especially at key times of the year. This will also include all jobs appearing on jgp.com and indeed.co.uk. You can purchase the subscription on http://ecwip.education.
If you want to find out more about the new system, we will be holding two webinars on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 1pm and Tuesday 15th January 2019 at 11am. Please e-mail Katie Loke (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and e-mail address to register for a webinar. If you have any questions about the new recruitment website, please contact Rosemary Hodgson, HR Strategy Lead (email@example.com).
Qwest Services now live on the portal!
We are Qwest Services, a unique partnership which combines market leading capabilities of our parent organisations within a single integrated team. We understand that each of our customer's needs is different.
It is our priority to understand each customer’s requirements and to build and deliver the right solution for you. Our purpose is to drive the delivery of improved services through innovation and transformation to create a more sustainable future which is customer focused.
We offer all services to ensure that your schools are statutory compliant. Additionally, we offer various other services to help meet your needs. Additionally, we have a 24hr Helpdesk on hand to assist with any reactive maintenance issues.
If you are interested in finding out more information about what we can offer your school, or would like a quotation for 2019/2020 maintenance, then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.