A huge thanks to June Balcombe, Community Development Team Leader and Barbara Hudson Owen, Specialist CAMHS Team Leader, who submitted a bid to Public Health with the aim of delivering Emotional First Aid training to staff supporting Children & Young People in the local area. Their hope is to increase confidence and capability in the universal services to enable staff to engage with children & young people experiencing early signs of emotional distress and help them overcome their difficulties before more severe problems develop.
A total of 10 delegates were successful in applying for the course and all are now dual qualified to deliver both Primary & Young Person EFA courses.
The trainers are from a variety of organisations encompassing Education; Health; Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. The group will be meeting regularly to develop a strategy group for the roll-out of Emotional First Aid training in Basingstoke & Deane and we hope to begin advertising their courses soon.