The Link Project is part of the Point 1 service and is a consortium which comprises Ormiston Families, MAP and Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT). Together, we aim to improve children and young people’s mental health through increased collaborative multi-agency working, improved communication and by offering training around children young people’s mental health to staff in universal settings in Norfolk and Waveney.
We are offering staff from universal settings (school staff, Early Years providers, GP practice professionals, health visitors and children centre staff) the opportunity to attend a free two day foundation training to become a Mental Health Champion for children and young people. The training covers topics such as child development, communication, information sharing, common mental health issues and guidance on how to refer into specialist services.
Once qualified, Mental Health Champions are eligible to attend our specialist training sessions which are offered on a wide range of issues on a rolling basis throughout the year. They also have access to in-house consultations, regular locality meetings, our extensive LINK resource and information database as well as receiving a regular newsletter with service updates, training dates and other CYP Mental Health news. If you want to find out more about the LINK project or how you can join us as a Mental Health Champion or Associate, please contact Point1.