New website available to help improve the mental health of children and young people
Hertfordshire became the first local authority in the country to host the launch of a new resource for preventing children and young people with mental health conditions slipping through the net.
A survey commissioned by MindEd, a consortium of mental health experts, took place recently and found that 38 per cent of adults would not know how to spot the signs of a child or young person suffering from a mental health problem.
The website – MindEd (https://www.minded.org.uk) has a collection of resources and e-learning packages available which will help any adult professional working with children to spot the signs of a mental health condition.
This resource supports Hertfordshire’s strategy and commitment to a multi agency approach to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people in Hertfordshire. Good mental health, improved inter-agency working, improved access to mental health services and addressing inequalities are a priority for Hertfordshire County Council and its partners.
The mental health strategy can be found online at http://www.hertsdirect.org/docs/pdf/h/hymstrategy
Information on general happiness and wellbeing is also available online on hertsdirect at www.hertsdirect.org/healthinherts