YoungMinds Welcome

YoungMinds Welcome

Our project to support the mental health needs of Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children.

Project aim

To support the mental health needs of asylum seeking and refugee children.

Through YoungMinds Welcome, we aim to build skills and capacity within the children's services workforce and help professionals to support the most vulnerable young people.

By engaging various workforces across East Kent, Croydon and Teesside we are working towards practical changes within local systems to promote a more trauma informed approach.

 

Who's it for

YoungMinds Welcome is for foster carers, social workers, schools staff and any other professionals supporting asylum seeking and refugee children.  In Year One the project focused on workforces in Kent and Croydon.  In Year 2 we will be expanding the project and launching in Teesside.

Project outcomes

As part of YoungMinds Welcome, we have been running a set of conferences and training days for professionals who work with refugee and asylum seeking children and young people.  In early 2018 we ran conferences in Kent and Croydon and subsequently have been providing free training courses across the 2 areas. These training days focus on supporting the mental health needs of asylum seeking and refugee children.

Upcoming conferences

The next YoungMinds Welcome Conference will be in Teesside, and will focus on supporting the mental health needs of refugee and asylum seeking children. 

Date: Wednesday February 13 2019
Time: 10am - 3:30pm 
Venue: Jurys Inn Middlesbrough, Fry Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1JH 

The conference is free to attend and is for anyone who works with children and young people in Teesside. We welcome foster carers, social workers, school staff, CAMHS professionals, residential workers and those working within targeted services for asylum seeking and refugee children. This is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • hear from national and local specialist speakers
  • gain insight and expertise in our workshops
  • network and share learning with other professionals and carers

In addition to speakers, the day will include three workshops from which participants can attend two. All workshops will focus on supporting the mental health needs of asylum seeking and refugee children, and within each workshop there will be the following sub themes:

  • Practical skills for supporting children who have experienced trauma
  • Supporting the education and learning of asylum seeking and refugee children
  • Practical skills for supporting the resilience of asylum seeking and refugee children

For details please email Project Administrator: [email protected] 

Project contacts

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