Mental Health: Children and Young people

Mental Health: Children & Younger People.

Young Minds Matter! 


Saturday June 10th 2017 10am - 4pm

Toton Methodist Church NG9 6GA

Cost: £15.00 (bring your own lunch)

For enquiries & registration:   

Please contact Fran Tel. 0115 9227730 e-mail

or for more information about CHIPPs



The aim of this workshop is to provide an understanding of the mental health issues that may affect children and young people,

and includes information on how we can support them. It is suitable for parents, family carers, those involved in children/youth work, and pastoral care.


The health of our minds determines how we feel. Children and young people’s minds are developing at a rapid rate as they grow and change. 

These natural stages affect their behaviour and emotions, and the way they experience the world. Relationships and interactions in their early

years have a powerful influence on the development of children’s mental health and emotional well-being.

Mental health problems relating to children & young people are more common than you might think - three children in every

classroom have a mental health problem.  However, mental illness is something most people find hard to talk about. WD


Why should the Church be concerned about mental health?

  • At least one in ten children will have a significant mental health problem at some point in their lives.
  • The church has always been called to work with the marginalised in society. Those with mental health problems often have additional social problems to face, including family relationship breakdown,    social isolation and being the victim of abuse or violence.

Sadly the incidence of young people experiencing mental health issues has increased.

  • One in Four (26%) young people in the UK experience suicidal thoughts.
  • ChildLine (UK) has revealed that it held 34,517 counselling sessions in 2013, with children who talked about suicide, a 116 per cent increase since 2011.
  • Among teenagers, rates of depression and anxiety have increased by  70% in the past 25 years,
  • The number of children and young people who have presented at A&E with a psychiatric condition have more than doubled since 2009.
  • 55% of children who have been bullied later develop depression as adults.


(Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people)  



       9.30am:           Registration & coffee

     10. 00am:          Opening Worship: Fran Beedell

     10.15am:          Mental health, children & young people. Chris Bassford: CHIPPs Trainer

     11.15am:         Coffee Break

     11. 30am:         Gareth Taylor: Director of Youth for Christ

     12.15pm           A parents perspective: Salome Radford

     12.30pm:         Lunch Break

     1.00pm:           Eating Disorders:  Fran Beedell: CHIPPs Trainer

     1. 30pm:          Sarah Meredith: Counsellor 

      2.30pm:          Comfort break

      2.45pm           Group Work: What can we do?

      3. 30pm:         Quiet Reflection

      3.45pm           Worship & Prayer

      4:00pm            Close

         For this child I prayed ... and the Lord heard me.  1 Samuel 1:27 

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