CAMHS Parent Carer Psycho Education Sessions
Bedfordshire CAMHS and CHUMS have joined up to deliver an award winning programme of NHS parent and carer psycho-education sessions.
The year-long programme is designed to help parents and carers understand mental health pressures their children could be facing and to give them the skills and techniques to help them.
Two online sessions will be held every month, and cover themes including anxiety, school pressure and self-harm.
The Parent Emotional Wellbeing Programme was launched in the Bedford and Central Bedfordshire areas by Bedfordshire CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in 2019 following a successful pilot.
The programme team received the Commissioners’ Award at the 2019 East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) staff awards. ELFT provides CAMHS care across Bedfordshire and Luton.
CAMHS have now partnered with CHUMS, a mental health and emotional wellbeing service for children and young people, to provide an extended programme that now includes Luton.
The sessions are designed to be friendly and informal and each topic will take place twice; once in the daytime and once in the evening. This is to ensure they are accessible so parents can attend which time suits them best.
They are open on to any parent or carer who has a child under 18 registered at a Bedfordshire or Luton GP practice.
To find out more about upcoming sessions please visit the services' dedicated Twitter page.