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CYP Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

Update Newsletter

This newsletter is a platform to share updates across the system about children and young peoples emotional wellbeing and mental health.
It would be really useful to share case studies, best practice, news stories and services changes across the system so if you have anything to contribute please email 
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership Updates
On here you will find information about all of the workstreams - covid recovery, health inequalities, LD and Autism, resilience hub, mental health in education, have a quick flick through as there may be something that you could share

May Newsletter
June Newsletter
July Newsletter
The Local Transformation Plan Priorities Updates

Worth-It were successful with their expression of interest to take forward the co-production element of developing the new community emotional wellbeing service.  They are currently engaging with young people to gather views on what a good service looks like and recruiting wellbeing champions to take this work forward. 
We will be holding a series of workshops throughout the autumn to shape this new service for children and young people, and we hope that you will join us on the exciting journey. Watch this space!

Social Prescribing

This podcast by Sophie from The Bureau and a GP Dr Jaweeda Idoo highlights the benefits of social prescribing - please take a listen and reflect on this within your practice as it would be very intersting to embrace within the children and families agenda.


Mental Health in Education
Together with the Anna Freud Centre we held two virtual link programme sessions in July, with neighbourhood and school staff to understand the impact of covid on schools, anticipate issues that may arise in the new school year, and probelm solve to support some of these issues.  In summary we were most drawn to staff wellbeing in schools and one of the ideas was to create a sharing and learning network for staff.  The development of the mental health in education network in the new school year will build on these ideas and we will appreciate contributions and ideas to move this along.  For any questions about this please contact in the first instance

Please look out for the Network News Newsletters as they cascade a wealth of information for schools staff, and uselful links can be found on the Emotional wellbeing and Mental Heath in Schools webpage 
Contact to add information to these pages

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Heath Single Point of Entry within Early Help Access Point is now LIVE!
The 1st July saw the launch of the single point of access for mental health.  All referrals for emotional wellbeing or mental health should now be directed to the Early Help Access Point via the MARS form (multi agency referral to services form).  This is the same form for safeguarding, early help and mental health.

The referral will be assessed and triaged by specialist early help and mental health practitioners to ensure that the young person and their family are supported by the best placed service, and this should prevent any rejected referrals in the system.
Information leaflet is here
Getting Advice

The online counselling, peer support and resource platform for 11-18s is now live in Tameside and Glossop.  Click to explore the site.
  • Kooth's Live Forum topics for July 2020                                                  The live forums are monitored and moderated by a qualified counsellor, and young people may find the discussions useful on a variety of topics.  To find out more sign up with a Kooth account and join the discussion.
           The live forum will happen from 7:30-9:00pm on several dates throughout                       each month:
  • Topics in July included: 
    • Staying Connected in Relationships
    • Coping with Family Changes
    • Mindfulness and Meditation
42nd Street
Young people ages 16-19 (up to 25 in the Denton, Droylsden and Audenshaw neighbourhood) can be supported by 42nd Street, currently via their online platform.  They offer therapeutic and psychosocial support to promote emotional wellbeing and mental health, and they have a creativity offer to compliment the interventions.

They will offer face to face support to vulnerable groups such as BAME, care experienced young people, ASD/learning difficulties or young people that we are particularly concerned about that are unable to access our other forms of remote support. however they will reach out to vulnerable groups where required.

TOG Mind
Weekly online wellbeing activities and workshops have started for children and young people in Tameside and Glossop

Early Attachment Service
New Facebook Page
We support during pregnancy and until a child is 5, to help parents build a strong relationship with their child so that their child feels safe, secure and happy. We are run by Pennine Care NHS FT and Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT.

School Nursing
New Facebook Page
Our team liaises with partners to support children,young people aged 5 to 19 years and their families. We provide a link between schools, homes and the wider community. We promote healthy lifestyles to prevent illness, maximising learning and education

Getting Help

Single Point of Entry Case Study
Young person referred to TOG Mind to support with anger management but on assessment the young person expressed concern about hearing voices.
Mum was concerned that needs have not been met by various services in the past.

With consent, TOG Mind took the referral to the Single Point of Access MDT to gain further understanding of previous history from partners.

Two partners were able to consult their system for previous history and the young person and family were able to be successfully supported by the correct services.  The young person is showing improvements on an early intervention pathway for anger management and 1:1 intervention with a practitioner at TOG Mind.
  • by utilising the SPOE MDT, the referral has been appropriately managed and a re referral into the system that has not met needs previously will be avoided
  • a plan for future management should it be required was agreed by all services
  • the young person and their family are fully aware of the treamtment plan and are reassured that the provider understands the history
  • there is essentially less confusion and more consistent and clear messages to family for what type of support is recommended and where this can be accessed, by all involved
(from Dawn Pierce, Youth in Mind Senior Manager, TOG Mind)
Getting More Help / Getting Risk Support

Self Harm Pathway
The Quality Assurance and Performance Management (QAPM) Group carried out a survey to determine practitioners awareness, and use, of the GM self-harm procedures and Tameside self-harm referral pathway.  This was done as a result of the Local Child Safeguarding Practice Review for A19.  Findings of that survey can be found here and in summary, 
  • Just over three quarters of the 176 people surveyed have never heard of the self-harm pathway
  • Around a quarter of participants weren’t confident in supporting either children who self-harmed or families when their child was presenting with self-harm behaviours.
  • The biggest challenge participants reported when faced with a new incident of self-harm are; (1) accessing support at the right time, (2) lacking Knowledge and (3) engaging with the child. 
Recommendations from the report are to improve information about the pathway and promote across the system before repeating the survey in February 2021.  There is an ongoing working group, for any questions please contact

Self-harm is still often misunderstood. Lucas, 19, shares ten things he wishes people knew about it.

Ten things I wish people knew about self-harm (YoungMinds)

Living Life Well Newsletter

Please see the latest edition of the Living Life Well Newsletter - which contains useful information on updates from the adult mental health collaborative
Training and Useful Information

The MENTAL HEALTH pages have been updated - please take a look and share amongst your networks

The SEND LOCAL OFFER pages are being refreshed - if you think something is missing, have any updates or comments please contact 
You are invited to a WEBINAR to introduce you to meet the local offer, this will be on Thursday 30th July 2020, 11.30am-12.30pm Book Here

The EARLY HELP website has been lauched with a wealth of information around neighbourhood support and accessing help and support when you need it

The SCHOOLS Information Page has been updated, please email Heloise Taylor-Hutchins if you would like to include any links or information for schools
Edition 2.2; July 2020

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