Three Rivers District Council to Host Vital Webinar on Children's Mental Health Awareness

Press ReleaseUpdated: 14 March 2024Community and living

An event to raise awareness and understanding of how to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people is being held later this month.

Three Rivers District Council is hosting the free Children’s Mental Health Webinar on Tuesday 19 March, aimed at providing information on how best to support mental well-being from a range of experts for children aged between 10 and 14-years-old.

The webinar is open to parents, educators, and all interested parties. Experts in the field will provide a comprehensive overview of children’s mental health, covering key areas such as recognising signs of mental distress, implementing preventive measures, support relating to gender identity and sexual orientation and offering effective support for young people. The event is designed to ensure that participants leave with a solid foundation of knowledge and practical strategies to apply in their interactions with children.

The one-hour online session is open to anyone interested in learning about maintaining and improving good mental health in children.

Cllr Steve Drury, lead member for Community Safety and Partnerships, said: “In today’s fast-paced world, the mental health of children and young people is a growing issue that demands attention and action. Recognising the critical need for awareness and understanding, Three Rivers District Council [SD1] is stepping forward with an initiative designed to shed light on this vital topic.

“This webinar is an essential step towards building a resilient community where every child has the support they need to thrive. We invite everyone who plays a role in a child’s life to join us in this crucial conversation.”

Experts from various organisations will be leading the talks. The organisations involved are Herts Mind Network, who deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire; The Sandbox, an NHS-funded mental health and wellbeing service to support children and young people in South Staffordshire and Hertfordshire; and Herts School Outreach, a mental health charity that works with schools across the UK.

Attendees will benefit from gaining a deeper understanding of young people’s mental health and the services that are available to the age group, such as Herts Mind Network’s WithYouth service. The online service provides support to children and young people experiencing mental ill health and/or emotional distress. This is a countywide service available for any Hertfordshire resident aged 5-18, as well as parents, carers and professionals.

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Attendees should register[‘register’ will be hyperlinked with the registration link] in advance to secure their spot for this enlightening session. Further details on registration will soon be available, with the Eventbrite link to be distributed to all registered attendees.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 19 March

Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Location: Microsoft Teams

Don’t miss this chance to be part of a critical discussion on nurturing the mental health of our younger generation.

Register now: