Students said they had learnt:
"What mental health is” and “what affects mental health” – Year 9 students at Halifax High School.
“How mental health issues can be common”; “that many things can affect mental health”; “that no matter who you are, anyone can get mental health problems” – Year 8 Students Calder High School
“mental health patients aren’t dangerous” ; “mental health people aren’t scary”; “how likely people are to have mental health problems”; “how many people are affected and why”; that “people can get different mental illnesses” - Year 9 Students at Ryburn Valley High School.
“not to be disrespectful”; “that mental health affects people in different ways”; “what things impact on mental health” and “how many people experience mental health issues” - Year 9 Students at Calder High School.
Students said they enjoyed:
“Every second of it” and “learning how to cope with mental health issues” – Year 8 students at Calder High School.
“Listening to the woman’s story”, “being encouraged to get involved”, “debating and questioning” and “finding out how to handle situations” –Year 9 students at Calder High School
“Seeing how others react to situations”, “doing group work”, “learning” and “activities” Year 9 students at Halifax High School.
“Particularly enjoyed the discussions” and “talking about what triggers it” – Year 9 students at Calder High School.
An exciting new joint offer between CAMHS and Healthy Minds gives all Calderdale schools access to free workshops for staff and students. Based on the THRIVE approach, which brings together services to address children and young people’s overall wellbeing, workshops can be tailored to suit your school. Ideally schools would receive training for staff and students, to achieve maximum impact.
We understand that the needs of schools differ and are happy to support you with training whether this is for staff, students or both.
Workshops for staff Delivered by Northpoint Wellbeing CAMHS, there are four core workshops, ideal for the “twilight” slot or CPD days:
• Introduction to mental health in children and young people
• Depression in children and young people
• Anxiety in children and young people
• Self-harm in children and young people
For more information, download the leaflet below.