Healthy Minds, Happy Children

Hello everyone

This is the second installment about the workshop leaders for the upcoming CALA Annual Conference.Linda and Emma

Linda Thom, Promoting Positive Relationships Team Lead & Emma Campbell, Primary Mental Health Worker, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service are going to deliver a workshop discussing how mental health can affect parents and children in different ways , the increasing instances of mental ill health and what are the strategies which can be adopted to support children and families through mental illness.

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Be sure to book your place at the conference as soon as possible, as it is first come first served!

We look forward to seeing you all there

Healthy Minds, Happy Children

Workshop Outline

  • How do parents mental health issues impact children’s health and wellbeing?
  • An explanation of the rising instances of mental health issues in young children. What support is available?
  • What strategies can be adopted to allow practitioners to take a preventative,
    rather than reactive approach to supporting children?
  • Support that can we offer ‘in-house’ and where can we go for more advice?

Promoting Positive Relationships Team

This is a strategic Post supporting and developing the building of relationships for all in the Care and Learning Service.
It fits with the National direction working to enable ‘better relationships, better learning, better behaviour’ (Smarter Scotland Scottish Government)
Improving the Odds – states that ‘of all the features the most important was the quality of relationships between staff and pupils’

Building Curriculum for Excellence through Positive Relationships and Behaviour (2010) states
“Curriculum for Excellence cannot be delivered without good relationships and positive behaviour”
and that underpinning this is the emotional health and wellbeing of staff.

The work of Promoting Positive Relationships is underpinned by Emotional Literacy.
We offer various levels of training to staff which develops their own Emotional Literacy and helps them to support and develop it in others.


CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) is provided by NHS Highland and The Highland Council.
We work with children, young people and families to understand their difficulties and offer a range of therapeutic interventions
to help you make the changes you want to make.

The term, CAMHS is used to embrace the range of services across agencies that contribute to the mental health and care of children and young people.
CAMHS works collaboratively with children, young people, parents and professionals, using the most up to date research and knowledge,
building on strengths and fostering self-development”.

Primary Mental Health Worker Service, CAMHS Mission StatementHighland Council

The PMHW service builds capacity within other agencies and provides early intervention to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children, young people and their families, within their local communities, through consultation, direct intervention and training.

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