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Parents of children and young people, can you help us?

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We know that the current Corona Virus lockdown is impacting everyone, in particularly peoples emotional and mental health. We’re helping out Head Start Hull to understand what issues are having the most impact on your family and how this may change over time during the pandemic.

We’re asking all parents of children and young people aged 0-25 to complete the survey on the link below. The survey was developed with young people, is anonymous and should only take about 5 minutes to complete.

It would be great if you could share the survey with your friends so we can help Head Start Hull reach as many parents as possible and give the right support to children, young people and families if and when needed.

Click on the link to complete the survey:

 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TZNFNJS

 

Calling all businesses! Mental health in the workplace – does it matter to you?

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MindWorks Training is the training arm of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind –  They deliver exceptional mental health training and consultancy services across the public, private and third sector organisations.

Mindworks Training aim to raise awareness around the diverse area of mental health, as well as working towards breaking down the stigma and barriers around mental health in the workplace.

The wellbeing of everyone has never been more important than it is at this moment in time. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for employers and their workforce to navigate, so naturally there is anxiety about the future.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and Mindworks Training are looking for businesses to share their views on mental health in the workplace, so that we can identifty the kind of things employers need to support their employees mental health during these uncertain times.

All employees who fill in this survey will be entered into a draw to win a FREE taster training session on workplace wellbeing. This free taster session gives an insight into the benefits of creating a positive workplace wellbeing culture, which supports the individual, and also brings financial benefits for the employer. It could be the first step towards a mentally healthy workforce.

Together, we can ensure that mental health remains a priority in the workplace.

Fill in the survey here

Children & Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing Online Training and Support

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As part of the COVID-19 response to support schools and settings, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind have been working with Hull City Council and Hull Clinical Commissioning Group on a number of bite size training videos to support staff with issues that may arise following lockdown.

Below are some of the bitesize training sessions:

Conversations around Mental Health
How to have a conversation with a child or young person, incorporating lived experience of the importance of early conversations with the HEY Mind young people’s Ambassadors
Produced by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – To access the video please click here.

Normalising Anxiety
Normalising anxiety using resources and tasks provided in the Chameleon lesson plans and other resources provided to settings. To include tools and techniques for managing anxiety and boundaries around appropriate referrals to services.
Produced by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – To access the video please click here.

Anxiety & Trauma
Looking out for signs and symptoms of anxiety and trauma, incorporating lived experience of HEY Mind young people’s Ambassadors. Signposting to resources provided through Headstart and Hull City Services – Educational Psychology
Produced by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – To access the video please click here.

Introduction to Mindfulness
An introduction to Mindfulness as a useful coping strategy for children and young people.
Produced by Hull & East Yorkshire Mind – To access the video please click here.

Understanding Behaviour
Where does behaviour come from and what might it be telling us. Understanding the behaviour does not mean that the behaviour should be forgotten about, consequences are still required when the behaviour is damaging to others or the environment.
Produced by Humber Teaching Foundation Trust – To access the video please click here.

Understanding Identity
Understanding the importance of people’s identity and top 10 tips to support young people.
Produced by Step out Project – To access the video please click here.

Starting Secondary School (Peer Mentors)
A short film aimed at young people transitioning from Primary to Secondary school. The film includes both staff and peer mentors outlining the project and the support they can receive to enable a positive transition.
Produced by Cornerhouse Yorkshire – To access the video please click here.

New service launches to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide

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A new service has launched to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

The new service, which officially launched in May 2020, has been launched by local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. It offers free emotional and practical support to individuals who have lost someone to suicide.

There were 6,507 registered suicides in the UK in 2018 – which amounts to one death by suicide every 80 minutes. Yorkshire and Humber had some of the highest rates of suicide in England in 2018.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind are now offering a range of support such as talking with an experienced bereavement worker, as well as support creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending inquests as well as help with financial matters. The support will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual at this difficult time in their lives.

The service, together for those bereaved by suicide – has been commissioned for use in Hull, East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership. The Partnership is made up of NHS organisations, local councils, health and care providers and voluntary and community organisations, which are working together to improve health and care across Humber, Coast and Vale – an area which includes the cities of Hull and York and large rural areas across East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

Emma Dallimore, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind said:
“It’s great to be working with Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership on this crucial service. We know that bereavement can have a huge impact on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing, but we want to remind people that we are here for them at this difficult time in their life. We are available today, tomorrow and in the future. By working together with Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, we can ensure that local people get the support they need and deserve.”

Jo Kent, Suicide Prevention Programme Lead at Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership said:
“Every death by suicide is both an individual tragedy and a loss to society. By working with our partners at Hull and East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire Mind, we can be there for people when they need us most. By working with organisations such as Mind, we can also work together to prevent further suicides from happening in our communities.”

If you would like more information, please call Hull and East Yorkshire Mind on Freephone 0800 1380990, local number 01482 240133 (between 8am – 8pm 7 days a week) or email info@heymind.org.uk. You can also text them on 07520633477.

The introduction of the suicide bereavement service in the Humber area means there is now suicide bereavement support in all areas of Humber, Coast and Vale – with a similar service already established in North Yorkshire. The MIRT (major incident response team) service has been running in North Yorkshire for over 3 years. For more information, contact them by phone on 07974 745194 (24hr).

You can also take free suicide prevention training as part of Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s #TalkSuicide campaign. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness in our communities and encouraging people to complete free training. For more information, or to take the training, please visit www.talksuicide.co.uk