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Workforce Development

Training for Professionals/Practitioners

Hampshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP) has commissioned Hampshire CAMHS to deliver a half-day course which aims to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals regarding children who self-harm.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define deliberate self-harm.
  • Identify the prevalence of deliberate self-harm in children and young people.
  • Describe the early signs of deliberate self-harm in children and young people.
  • Explain the CAMHS referral criteria (what will be accepted, who can refer, how to refer).
  • Identify local support services.
  • Use the Specialist CAMHS Consultation Line.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals/practitioners from any agency who work with children (8 years plus) and their families who live in the HCC area.

Course Structure

  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Small group work
  • Use of case studies

How do I book a place?

Each member of staff wishing to attend our multi-agency safeguarding training will need to register for a new account at the HSCP Event Booking Landing Page.

Hampshire CAMHS also deliver a range of courses for front-line professionals.

Training for Professionals/Practitioners and Parents/Carers

MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults. The e-learning is applicable across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings. The Self-harm and Risky Behaviour course is aimed at a universal audience and provides the background to self-harm in children and teenagers, common associated conditions and the optimal approach to managing it in the community.

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance promotes FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

HappyMaps is for parents of children of all ages from babies to young adults Reliable resources recommended by parents and professionals.

Training for College Students

The Peter Symonds Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health course is for students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.