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Cheshire West & Chester- Mental Health Issues and Their Impact on Families

We were pleased to deliver this dynamic training course to a range of staff from services across the borough including colleagues from the police, social care, schools and family support/ early interventions services.

Practitioners are given the opportunity to learn within pairs, small groups, and direct teaching that enabled them to identify the local support on offer and raise awareness within their teams. The group are introduced to mindfulness, allowing them practice idea’s to work with complex families reducing risk, building resilience and supporting their families.

Identified Learning Outcomes for the course were:

  • Have a broad overview of common mental health issues
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of poor mental health on families 
  • Understand the impact of poor mental health on engaging with professionals and services 
  • Have an understanding of the impact of inequalities, including the oppression and discrimination, on all family members 
  • Gain an understanding of the ways in which parental mental illness may affect parenting capacity

 

Feedback from the day was gratefully received including:

  • “Good overview of common mental health issues – risks/symptoms/treatments”
  • “I am taking away a much better understanding of symptoms and mental health conditions”
  • “Met the learning outcomes, very informative and interesting”
  • “Good levels of interaction and information sharing”