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CAMHS Mental Health Training Days

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About our training offer

CAMHS multi-agency training is a key contributor to developing a high quality and appropriately trained workforce across Sheffield and beyond.

A well-trained and supported workforce is key to delivering effective services to the children and young people we meet.

We offer specifically designed training to meet the needs of Sheffield services within the key aims of the workforce development strategy with a shared identity and vision; common values and language; behaviours focused on outcomes for children.

CAMHS multi-agency training works within the stated CAMHS workforce competencies.

The offer is tailored to the needs prioritised by the Children’s Workforce and is designed to equip them to respond to the challenges they are facing. It will be updated based on annual survey responses from the Children’s Workforce and professionals are encouraged to influence content.

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Our training team

Our training days are facilitated by enthusiastic and exceptional CAMHS clinicians and trainers who deliver sessions on a variety of subject areas.

Our skilled training team involves CAMHS Nurses, Psychiatrists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Psychologists, Art Psychotherapists and Family Therapists, amongst other specialist professionals, in the design and delivery of the programme.  We invite other professionals and parents/carers to assist us with the delivery of the training days as appropriate.

Each Study Day is tailored to bring you a unique learning experience and allows you to develop your therapeutic skills and build your knowledge to apply to your day-to-day work with children, young people and their families.

Our Study Days are reviewed regularly to ensure that our trainees are kept up-date with the latest information and that the content meets current need.

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Aims of training

Delivering this training, we hope to build the capacity of universal services to meet mental health needs of children and families by:

  • Building understanding of the incidence, prevalence and presentation of common mental health problems
  • Developing workers’ core common competencies of active listening, engagement, alliance building, information giving, shared decision making and reflective practice
  • Developing family resilience, self-esteem, and self-reliance through the provision of information and support from evidence-based interventions
  • Building understanding of the process of therapeutic support to offer low intensity models of intervention
  • Developing workers’ competencies in the delivery of evidence-based family and behavioural interventions, and the use of reflective practice to inform their work
  • Growing understanding and awareness of the complexity of children’s, young peoples’ and families’ health, educational and social needs and the services available
  • Helping professionals recognise when it is appropriate to seek further advice or signpost clients to other services or specialist CAMHS.

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Find out more and sign up

View our full training brochure via PageTiger to find out more and see training dates.

Visit our Eventbrite page to book a place on our training days 

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly CAMHS Training Team via email scn-tr.camhstraining@nhs.net

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CAMHS training days previews

We have some great training days planned throughout the year. Find out more below!

In a virtual world, this bite size Introduction to CAMHS has been created to provide professionals with a refresher around mental health presentations, the structure and offer currently being provided by Sheffield and the confidence to know how and when to seek support and advice. The session will run for one and a half hours, making it easily accessible to all.

Attachment Disorder can lead to many challenges for children and young people, due to their inability to forge trusting relationships, which can cross over into adulthood.

We all know that ‘knowledge is power’, and so this session aims to share what Attachment disorder is and how to identify when a child/young person may be expressing attachment disorder. Through facilitated discussion you’ll learn strategies to build resilience in children, young people and their wider system.

Autism (ASD) is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

You’ll gain an understanding of how having ASD can affect the development of the brain in children and young people, and explore how this can affect emotional regulation and meeting age-related developmental milestones.

Through discussion and scenario-based work, our clinicians will help you feel confident to impart this knowledge to parents/carers in order to support attunement and build resilience. You’ll also take away practical strategies to support the children and young people in your setting to understand themselves and what this diagnosis might mean for them.

This specialist course provides a detailed awareness of hidden harm and how it can impact the mental health of children and young people. Our experienced facilitators will share experiential knowledge of the issues that affect children living with hidden harm. It will help you to understand the cycle of events each hidden harm stressor produces, and highlights how to spot signs of harm and when and where to escalate concerns.

Have you ever wondered why young people often revert back to their toddler behaviours? Well, there is a good reason for this – it is not ‘just their hormones’!

In this session, you’ll explore the adolescent brain in more depth and begin to understand how it undergoes huge changes during this period – and how these brain alterations can have an impact on a young person’s attitudes, responses and behaviours.

Our facilitators will share strategies on how we can manage challenging conversations and behaviours with adolescents and how to help parents and carers understand and become mindful of the developments in their child’s brain.

This training day will allow participants to understand the differing presentation between boys and girls and eliminate the stigma attached to the diagnosis.

You’ll gain an understanding of how having ADHD can affect the developing brain in children and young people, and explore how this can affect emotional regulation and meeting age-related developmental milestones.

Self-harm is topic a lot of us find difficult to talk about, but it’s an increasingly common occurrence among children and young people. This training day will explore attitudes and preconceptions towards self-injury, as well as build your understanding around the causes, dynamics and function of self-injurious behaviours. Our facilitators will support you to approach difficult conversations around this sensitive topic and build your confidence in creating effective care plans. It will consider how to respond and support helpfully when a child/young person presents with self-harm.

Depression in children and young people can be long-lasting and have wide-ranging effects. Identifying such difficulties early on and offering appropriate support is the key to bringing about positive change for young people. However, parents and professionals are not always aware of the signs and symptoms of low mood and depression or what to do when young people begin to display worrying behaviours.

This course will help you to recognise low mood and depression in children and young people, understand CBT – an evidence based treatment, discover practical techniques to help support young people and access further advice.

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