The new Children & Young People’s (CYP) Emotional Well-being Plan 2020 is working to deliver a family focused approach for all children, young people and families who are experiencing emotional, behavioural or mental health needs.
As part of this plan, free, funded learning and training is now available for staff and families to support people to have greater confidence and skills for responding to children and young peoples emotional well being and mental health.
Training can be accessed through the following website using the Multi-Agency icon on the home page;
This new opportunity was launched as part of Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2016.
The resources include fully funded 2-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training, 3-hour introductory emotional well-being course, a suite of recommended MindEd e-learning modules, and a bank of online resources containing useful information about issues relating to mental health and emotional well being.
The online resources and e-learning are available to everyone in Suffolk who supports children and young people.
Training will be prioritised for those working directly with children and young people in health and social care services initially; however we encourage anyone directly supporting young people in Suffolk to register their interest as we hope to allocate training over time in a way that facilitates a system-wide foundation of understanding relating to emotional well-being and mental health.
These resources are the first elements of a wider workforce development programme, which will be built upon over the course of the next year to start to create a framework of learning and development which can be used by staff to underpin the great work they are already doing with our children and young people.