Responding to Mental Health and Wellbeing across the City

This event is a series of Awareness Raising and Skills Development sessions over a week period open to everyone who works within the Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham. The objectives for the event are shown below;

  • Raise awareness of good mental health and wellbeing for Children, Young People and Adults: How to achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing
  • Introduce Nottingham City Wellness in Mind Mental Health Training Programme
  • Highlight local services for signposting and self-management tools to equip the workforce with skills to self-care

Please find below the list of sessions that were on offer - click on the title to find out more information and download the presentations that were available.

Title/Speaker

Session Description

Dates & Time

Audience

Opening Seminar - Responding to the Mental Health and Wellbeing across the City

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Facilitators

Cllr Alex Norris-Portfolio Holder for Adults, Health and Community Sector, Katy Ball, Director of Procurement and Children's Commissioning, Helene Denness, Consultant in Public Health, NCC and Harmless

Session will include;

  • Welcome to the start of the week of activity.
  • Reflection on how far we have come in responding to "The Nottingham City Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2014-17"
  • Launch of the Wellness in Mind Mental Health Training Programme
  • A local picture of Mental Health and Wellbeing in Nottingham City.
  • Understand your role in delivering an effective response to MHW in the city.
  • Opportunity to engage with local service providers at market place.

8 Oct '15

09.30am- 12.00pm

Leaders and Managers of Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce. Open to frontline workers as well.

Understanding Behaviours

No presentation available to download only available for session delegates due to its use for future training.

Facilitators

Gail Holliman, Educational Psychologist, NCC and Lisa Wilson, Clinical Lead / Project Manager, Nottingham CityCare

Session overview: The session is for all people working with children and young people to enable them to have an understanding of complex behaviours, to promote good mental health and to learn strategies and self-management tools to equip the work force with skills to self-care.

Session Objectives

  • To ensure that all participants identify challenging behaviours at the earliest opportunity to ensure the promotion of positive mental health.
  • To have an understanding of where behaviours may stem from
  • Understand strategies to support challenging behaviours
  • How and when to signpost to the Nottingham City Behaviour Emotional or mental health pathway

9 Oct

09.30am -4.00pm

Children's and Families Workforce

Mental Health First Aid Lite

No presentation available to download due to its use for future training.

Facilitators:

Harmless

Session covers how to;

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental health problem from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

Half day session

12 Oct'15
09.30am-12.30pm

or

15 Oct'15
1.00-4.00pm

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Insight Health Care - Talking Therapies

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Facilitators

Aimee Crawford - Psychological Well-being Practitioner and - Ian Mardell, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Insight Healthcare

Session Overview: Talking therapies involve talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings. They can help anyone who is experiencing distress and give people the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings and the effect they have on their behaviour and mood.

Session Objectives:

  • Explanation of the service Insight Healthcare provide for our Citizens
  • Details of how to refer to the service
  • Overview of the different types of therapy that they offer
  • Introduction to the Stress Control group available

12 Oct'15

2.00- 3.30pm

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Resilience, General Health and Wellbeing to support Self-Care

No presentation available to download only available for session delegates due to its use for future training.

Facilitators

Claire Kurpil, Occupational Health Advisor- Employee wellbeing team and Natasha Taylor - Children's Development Consultant, NCC

Session Overview:

This session is designed to give YOU information to positively adapt, grow and thrive no matter what life throws at you!

Recognise positive stress.........gain tools to manage negative stress (take responsibility for this too) and to recognise that we are doing more with less.

Session Objectives

  • Understanding the importance of stress resilience
  • Identifying your personal signs and symptoms of stress
  • Identifying possible triggers
  • Learning stress alleviation techniques and management of wellbeing
  • Understanding the importance of work life balance
  • Relaxation techniques

13 Oct'15

Fully Booked

09.30- 12.30pm

or

1.30- 4.30pm

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Mental Health in the Workplace: Training for Managers

No presentation available to download only available for session delegates due to its use for future training.

Facilitators:

Harmless

Session Objectives:

  • Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  • Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  • Provide help on a first aid basis
  • Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  • Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  • Help someone recover faster
  • Guide someone towards the right support
  • Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

14 Oct'15

09.30-1.00pm

Managers and Supervisors of Children's and Vulnerable Adults

Places are limited

"A-Z of my head": Children's Emotional Health

No presentation available to download only available for session delegates due to its use for future training.

Facilitators:

Sharon O'Love - CAMHS SHARP Manager and Shequila Goulbourne - CAMHS Specialist, NCC

Session Overview: An insight into young people's personal experiences of mental health conditions which impact on their daily life.

Session Objectives:

  • To give an overview of mental health issues that impact on young people's emotional wellbeing.
  • Increasing awareness of the stigma for young people experiencing mental health difficulties and how to build their resilience
  • Brief overview of CAMHS service and referral pathway in Nottingham City

14 Oct'15

2.00-4.00pm

and 16 Oct'15

09.30-11.30am

Children's and Young Peoples Workforce

Working towards Recovery

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Living in Both Worlds Document 

Open Door Leaflet

Facilitators

Tony Mitchell, Education Consultant (Recovery) and Robyn Lees, WRC College Campus Coordinator

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Session Overview:

Maintaining or gaining employment is widely recognised as a key factor for many people as part of their recovery following experiences of mental and physical ill health.

The facilitators for this session are both qualified teachers and experienced healthcare professionals who also experience and manage long-term mental health conditions. Drawing on examples from their personal lived experiences this session will explore practical ways to support people in their recovery that enable them to function well and thrive at work. We will consider general challenges and opportunities whilst focusing on issues such as confidentiality; being comfortable with and managing disclosure; 'difficult conversations'; flexible working; wellness/wellbeing planning and valuing lived experience as an opportunity for employment in specific peer support roles.

This will be an interactive session with lots of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Session Outcomes:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognise and describe some of the key challenges that may be experienced by people with long-term conditions and their colleagues/employers.
  • Identify a range of approaches and strategies to positively support colleagues who experience long-term conditions whilst at work.
  • Discuss general positive approaches to promoting wellbeing for all in the workplace.

15 Oct'15

09.30-11.30am

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Hoarding and its implications

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Hoarding Protocol Nottinghamshire 

Facilitators

Sally Savage, Engagement and Partnership Officer, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue service, Alison Jacques, Senior Practitioner, Mental Health Team, NCC and Ian Ford, Adult Safeguarding Training and Development Officer, NCC

Session Overview:

This session will examine the implications of hoarding on citizens and other people and to examine tools and guidance on actions that can be taken.

Session Objectives:

  • To examine the hoarding protocol for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire including the clutter rating, the toolkit and what processes can be implemented.
  • To explore the issue of Mental Health with hoarding and to discuss Mental Capacity and how this can impact on decision making,
  • To discuss the link between hoarding and Adult Safeguarding

16 Oct'15

09.30- 11.30am

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

Putting into practice 5 ways to wellbeing

No presentation used - link to documentary will be available shortly

Facilitator

Glenn Baptiste, Senior Mental Health Coordinator, Wellbeing Plus, ASRA Housing Group

Session Overview: Wellbeing+ will be showcasing a short documentary film of people with lived experience of mental health putting into practice 5 ways to wellbeing.

Questions and answers with clients involved in the making of the film afterwards.

Session Objectives:

  • Understanding and putting into practice 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Overcoming the barriers to 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Positive outcomes
  • Long term benefits

16 Oct'15

1.30-3.00pm

Children's and Vulnerable Adults Workforce

In the meantime if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact lisa.hazell@nottinghamcity.gov.uk