Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children Looked After by St Helens Council

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children Looked After by St Helens Council

St.Helens Council
Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service for Children Looked After by St Helens Council
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Within the last 20 years, research has begun to highlight the consequences of psychological and environmental factors in terms of a greatly increased risk to mental health of children in public care.  Experience of early trauma, neglect, domestic violence, potential mental illness and substance abuse, all have disproportionate impact on Looked After Children.
The components of mental health as identified in the HAS Report, 1995 include:
§         The ability to develop psychologically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually
§         The ability to initiate, develop and sustain mutually satisfying relationships
§         The ability to become aware of others and empathise with them
The ability to use psychological distress as a developmental process so that it does not hinder or impair further development
CAMHS delivery within St Helens offers a service as a priority to Looked After Children who fit their criteria. However there is a need for additional provision for those Looked After Children who may not fit that criteria, but both they and their carers would benefit from some support around their emotional health in a preventative capacity in terms of outcomes and to support the stability of placements.
 

Contact:
Mr Rob Banks
Email Address:
RobBanks@Sthelens.gov.uk
Telephone:
01744 676787
Address:
Hardshaw Brook Depot
Parr Street
St Helens
Merseyside
WA9 1JR
United Kingdom
Key Dates
01/04/2012
31/03/2013
05/01/2012 16:00
18/01/2012 16:00
Other Information
12 (months)
12 (months)
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