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  • FEBRUARY 2020

    Hello and a belated Happy

    New Year!

    This is Healthy Young Minds’ first

    newsletter of the year and the new


    This newsletter keeps you all informed

    about the work of the Transformation

    Programme for children and young

    people’s emotional wellbeing and mental

    health across Lancashire and South


    As well as progress from the programme,

    we will be sharing interesting news and

    local project updates from all around the

    region and information about the services


    We hope you enjoy reading through our

    newsletter and we will be in touch again in

    the Spring.

  • Local projects

    AMBIT Trainers Launch Day

    On 5 December 2019 Morecambe Bay CCG hosted the launch of the Lancashire and

    South Cumbria AMBIT trainers. These trainers, who are employed across various sectors,

    including Health, Local Authority and VCFS in a variety of roles including adoption support

    and CYP residential care have completed five days of 'Train the Trainer' AMBIT training.

    55 professionals completed the course during 2019, over four cohorts across the

    Lancashire and South Cumbria area.

    Read more here


  • Burnley primary care networks launch Children’s

    Resilience Project with Burnley Youth Theatre

    Two local primary care networks (PCNs) have spearheaded a new project to help primary

    school children learn coping skills and deal with stress.

    PCN clinical directors of Burnley East and West, Dr Yas Naheed and Dr James Fleming,

    have teamed up with six primary schools in Burnley and Burnley Youth Theatre are to offer

    Burnley children the chance to learn how to manage stress, anxiety and coping skills as

    well as build confidence and self-esteem.

    The project, which has been supported by all practices in the two Burnley GP PCNs, will

    see children from the six schools visiting Burnley Youth Theatre over a nine week period to

    learn acting and theatrical skills alongside children from throughout Burnley. In the final

    week of the course, the children will showcase a performance at the theatre for parents,

    family and friends.

  • Read more here

    New Year, New Site –

    Launch of the Local Offer


    One of the priorities for the SEND

    Partnership was to review Lancashire's

    SEND local offer, which is the information,

    advice, support and services available

    across Lancashire, for children and young

    people with special educational needs and


    Following an extensive review, work has

    been carried out over the last six months

    to revise the local offer website, which

    provides a central access point to this


    Visit the website

    Trust’s Eating Disorder Services Rated Positively

    The All Age Eating Disorder Services run by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS

    Foundation Trust recently scored positively in a national assessment carried out by the

    Quality Network for Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (QNCC).

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    Chorley and South Ribble CCG and Greater Preston CCG

    launch national programme to promote children and young

    people’s mental health

    Children struggling with mental health in central Lancashire are to benefit from better

    services and support as a major national initiative was rolled out from January 2020.

    The Link Programme is a national programme which aims to help health and education

    professionals to work more closely together so that children get the help they need, when

    they need it.

    Every school and college in the Chorley, South Ribble and Greater Preston areas was

    invited to attend as part of a drive to provide timely and appropriate support to children and

    young people.

    Led by the Anna Freud Centre, and funded by the Department for Education, the Link

    Programme brings together professionals in a series of workshops to help schools and


  • colleges understand when children and young people need support and to refer them as

    soon as their needs are identified.

    Read more

    Lancaster's Places of Calm

    Each A&E or urgent care on the Lancashire footprint received £37k which is a total £259k

    over seven sites.

    In May 2015, the Government announced that the Department of Health would be making

    up to £15 million in capital funding available to improve the provision, capacity and quality

    of health-based places of safety to better support people detained under section 136 of the


  • Mental Health Act 1983. People in crisis situations will get the care they need in the most

    appropriate setting.

    Read more

    CAMHS redesign update


  • It’s a very exciting time in the world of THRIVE. After a significant period of planning the

    programme team are now at the point where each bit of the model is in the process of

    being finalised and presented for agreement to the Senior Leadership Teams

    across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

    Read more

    Transformation Plan refresh survey now closed

    Each year the objectives and priorities for the Children and Young People’s Mental Health

    and Wellbeing Transformation Plan are refreshed to reflect progress from the previous

    year and to identify the objectives and priorities needed to bring the plan closer to fruition

    across Lancashire and South Cumbria in the upcoming year.

    Read more

    Parent/carer engagement sessions for Healthy Young

    Minds website

    The Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation

    Programme requested the development of an inclusive website that meets the needs and

    requirements of all the target audiences, including children and young people,

    professionals and parents/carers and families. The intention was to build an interactive

    website that is easy to find and navigate and to provide a one-stop shop for everything

    linked to improving and maintaining children and young people’s (CYP) emotional

    wellbeing and mental health across Lancashire and South Cumbria. Our website, called

    Healthy Young Minds, already has a functional professionals' section and work with

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  • children and young people has been undertaken to assess their requirements for their

    section of the website. Now, work on developing the parent/carer section of the website

    has also commenced.

    Read more

    Get involved

    'ASK' workshops in Cumbria: Assessing for Suicide in


    Every Life Matters will be hosting two one-day 'ASK' workshops during March to address

    suicide risk in children aged 5-14 giving participants appropriate strategies and support


    Workshops will be held in Kendal (10 March) and Maryport (25 March). For more details

    and booking, click the button below.


  • Book now

    The Peace Foundation Combat Hate training

    The Peace Foundation Combat Hate training is designed for teachers/youth workers to be

    able to use the FREE resources that will be distributed on the day.

    Combat Hate is an exciting new multimedia programme ready for roll-out from September

    2019. Combat Hate explores contemporary challenges facing our communities, in


  • particular, issues related to the far-right, polarisation and extremism, in the UK. It draws on

    first-hand experiences of people who have engaged in extreme groups, and who have

    been impacted by far-right extremism.

    They can offer TWO places per school/youth group on this training to be held on 27 May

    2020 in Lancaster and Morecambe.