[Press and Publications] Child Mental Health Seminars at the University of Leicester

March 2001

No. 32

The University of Leicester Greenwood Institute of Child Health is to hold two training seminars for professionals working in the field of child mental health. Both seminars will be held at the NSPCC Training Centre in Leicester.

On Tuesday 27 March "Training for trainers in child mental health" will provide an interactive training session for staff concerned with the provision of child mental health training. The session will consider principles and strategies for effective training as well as the strengths of the participants in the workshop.

On Wednesday 28 March "Consultation models and their applications in child mental health" has been designed for any child mental health professional with a remit for consultation in child mental health. Delegates will consider up to three different types of consultation, the problems and solutions associated with them, and individual approaches used in consultation.

Both seminars have proved popular with people working in child mental health training, especially those in key roles such as primary mental health workers.

Dr Nisha Dogra, of the Greenwood Institute of Child Health said: "Child mental health is currently a national priority. There is a drive to meet the mental health needs of children and young people through multi-agency partnerships, involving specialist services such as the child and adolescent mental health service, education, social services, primary care and the voluntary sector. Many services have developed the post of primary mental health worker to integrate the different components of service provision. These training seminars are an opportunity to be actively involved in the development of the primary mental health worker role and profession. This involvement has led to the development of Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Primary Child Mental Health that will be offered by the Greenwood Institute, University of Leicester from January 2001.

"Training for trainers in child mental health" will take place on Tuesday 27 March 2001 from 9.15 am to 4.15 pm. Dr Nisha Dogra, Ms Fiona Gale and Ms Dorothy Sebuliba, of the University of Leicester Greenwood Institute of Child Health, will present the seminar.

"Consultation models and their applications in child mental health" will take place on Wednesday 28 March 2001, from 8.45 am to 4.15 pm. Presenters will include Dr Greg Richardson, consultant child psychiatrist, York; Mr Evan George, of The Brief Therapy Practice, London; Professor Panos Vostanis, Professor in Child Psychiatry, Leicester; Ms Wendy Shaw and Ms Marlene Ennis, from the Child and Family Social Work Team in Leicester.

Note to editors: Further information is available from Dr Nisha Dogra, Greenwood Institute of Child Health, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 225 2885, email nd13@le.ac.uk.

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