Children and Young People Joint Delivery Board newsletter: March 2022

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board - March newsletter summarising the work of the Board.

Training/Professional Learning Resources

New trauma skilled practice e-Learning from NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

"We are delighted to share our latest e-learning module, Developing your Trauma Skilled Practice: Trauma in Children and Young People.

This free e-module is designed for anyone working with children and young people who may have been affected by traumatic events. It is recommended that the foundational module " Developing your trauma skilled practice 1" is completed prior to taking this module. The module will help you to recognise the impact of trauma on children and young people, to understand how children and young people recover from trauma, and to begin to learn ways of meeting the needs of children and young people who have experienced trauma.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these resources across your networks with all staff working with children and young people."

Training And Professional Learning Resources

Uptake of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Resource for School Staff

"This is a very easy resource to navigate and use. It has clear, short sections and it is great to pick up and restart at any time."

Since the launched in summer 2021, the resource has already been widely accessed across Local Authority areas and Third Sector organisations. Recent feedback highlighted that:

  • 100% Enjoyed the content
  • 94% Said everything worked as expected
  • 100% Would recommend it to someone else

This free online resource takes a whole school approach centred around prevention and early intervention to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone in the school community. It provides school staff with knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing in schools and a range of opportunities to learn about experiences and advice from practitioners and young people. Access it here

"Excellent resource. Full of engaging content, further reading and video links. Lots of fantastic ideas for implementation in school and will be using this across full school this year. Thank you!"

Helpline And Websites

If you or someone you know could benefit from contacting a mental health helpline or information online please find details below:

Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email

Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it's always free to call from any landline or mobile phone.

Call 111 to talk to NHS 24's mentalhealth hub

Call 0800 83 85 87 to talk to Breathing Space.

The service is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday — 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday — Thursday).

Young Scot's 'Aye Feel' is an online hub which delivers a range of positive messages, advice and resources to young people regarding health and mental wellbeing. This includes a range of resources, stories, blog posts and targeted social media content on body image and social media usage.

'Mind Yer Time', which was designed by children and young people from the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, is an online hub specifically designed to give children and young people advice on social media use, screen time, sleep and the impacts of these things on body image and mental wellbeing.

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