PPEP Care (Mental Health Training) - Becca Sheahan


Mental health refers to the capacity to live a full and productive life and the capacity to deal with life’s ups and downs. In children and young people, it’s especially about the capacity to learn, enjoy friendships, meet challenges and develop talents and capabilities. Schools play a particularly important role in identifying difficulties amongst young people and helping them to access appropriate help. During this training session we will cover a brief introduction to the mental health issues often seen by professionals in front line work with children and young people. It highlights risk issues and local and national resources. This is primarily an information giving session designed to help staff identify mental health issues and offer appropriate help for children, young people and their families and identify further training needs.

This training session is part of PPEPCare which stands for Psychological Perspectives in Education and Primary care. PPEPCare has been designed to help staff in primary care education, and other professionals, to recognise and understand mental health difficulties in children and young people. It enables people to offer appropriate support and guidance to children, young people and their families using psycho-education and evidenced psychological techniques such as using a cognitive behavioural framework. It is not designed to turn staff into psychological therapists. However, it does provide development opportunities to enhance understanding, confidence and skills of those working with children, young people and their families to help them identify mental health issues and provide support.

Delegates must be employed as a teacher in Oxfordshire to attend.

Becca Sheahan

Becca works within the Child and Adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) School In-Reach team covering the whole of Oxfordshire as a mental health practitioner using both her education degree and her Masters in psychology to support school staff. This support includes mental health training in areas such as anxiety, low mood and depression and self-harm along with providing consultation and supervision. Becca also works within the Single Point of Access (SPA) for CAMHS. The SPA is responsible for triaging the all the referrals to CAMHS for Oxfordshire and providing the CAMHS SPA consultation line which is accessible to professional, parents/carers and young people. Prior to this role she taught in several primary schools in Reading focusing on upper ks2 and supporting behaviour management across the schools, During these roles she worked closely with behaviour specialist to support the management of multiple children with extensive needs. Becca is currently undertaking the pre-clinical training to become a child and adolescent psychotherapist and is passionate about understanding the needs behinds behaviours and engaging child and young person in education.

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