Advice for Parents and Carers: Talking Mental Health with young people at primary school
This leaflet provides simple advice and guidance to parents and carers about how to make conversations about their child’s feelings part of everyday conversation.
It demonstrates how we can help children express their feelings, respond appropriately, and prevent small problems from snowballing into bigger ones.tmh-parent-leaflet-final-all-approved-laid-out-for-web
This guide aims to:
+ introduce the debate around autism and gender
+ identify key issues for girls with autism spectrum conditions
+ provide practical school-based support strategies
+ share family, professional and academic perspectives.girls_and_autism_-_flying_under_the_radar-1
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England has today launched best-practice guidance for employers on how to implement Mental Health First Aid in the workplace. This follows the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) recent enhancement of its First Aid guidance to clarify the existing need to consider mental health alongside physical health when undertaking a ‘needs assessment’.
To date over 15,000 organisations across the country have already trained staff in MHFA England courses but that figure could rise substantially if the HSE’s updated guidance is adopted by employers. According to the regulator, 15.4 million working days are lost due to mental ill health every year, and with its updated guidance, there’s now a need for employers across all sectors to understand how Mental Health First Aid training should be implemented in the workplace.
Simon Blake OBE, Chief Executive, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England commented,
“Our new guidance provides clear information to support employers in implementing Mental Health First Aid training in the workplace – ensuring that their first aid provision can effectively protect both the mental and physical health of their employees.
“Mental Health First Aid training should always be one part of a ‘whole organisation’ approach to mental health – helping thousands of employers to implement the core standards for a mentally healthy workplace, as set out in the Government’s ‘Thriving at Work’ review, including improving mental health awareness and encouraging conversation about the support available.”
Developed in consultation with leading employers PwC, Royal Mail, Thames Water and Three UK, the new guidance provides information on strategically embedding MHFA England training. It includes advice on how to recruit, promote and support staff trained in Mental Health First Aid as part of a whole organisation approach to workplace mental health.
Sally Evans, Wellbeing Lead, PwC said,
“As an employer that is incorporating Mental Health First Aid training into our wellbeing strategy we were pleased to share our insights as part of the development of this new guidance.
“By offering this guidance, MHFA England is providing a clear set of considerations for employers looking at how to implement Mental Health First Aid training – whilst also respecting that organisations of different shapes and sizes will need to take different approaches.”
Alongside this new advice, strengthened guidance on the role of the person trained in Mental Health First Aid skills has also been published to support the Role of the Mental Health First Aider. This covers the boundaries and responsibilities of those qualified at different levels; as Mental Health First Aiders, Mental Health First Aid Champions and Mental Health Aware.
Very recently NICE published the PTSD guideline recommending further research into EFT. Now TEDx has released a clear and useful introduction and summary of progress to date by Dr Peta Stapleton, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at Bond University
Here Peta proposes that Therapy is Facing a Revolution – A 4th wave of approaches coming through disrupting the traditional therapy space – and it might be a tidal wave. EFT / Tapping as a body based or somatic approach now has over 130 research trials.
It’s time to pay attention to the outcomes. Enjoy the watch and share far and wide everyone! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Vu0Tibt1bQ
Read more here: http://e-being.co.uk/services/eft/
Access sessions, workshops & training available suited to all age groups and issues.
For the first time in world history a government agency has officially recommended EFT as worthy of government research funds for trauma/PTSD.
Earlier this year AAMET, ACEP, EFT-Universe and EFT researcher Dr David Feinstein carried out a first time collaboration that brought about the robust and comprehensive stakeholder response that AAMET submitted to NICE (the UK government body responsible for determining medical and psychological treatments recommended for use in the UK NHS) via the consultation process in July 2018 for their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment guidance review.
EFT is now mentioned in the final NICE PTSD Guideline (NG116) issued on 5 December 2018, on page 25 under “Other recommendations for research”. You can download the Guideline here
What this means
The acknowledgment if EFT in this UK government guideline, signifies an initial and promising evidence base, worthy of government-funded further research
and official government research funding.
This is a real vindication of all the hard work by EFT researchers worldwide; well designed studies with rigorous methodologies are more important than ever before.
The AAMET Research Symposium is upcoming on 19th February 2019!