1 day

About this course

Supported by the Department for Education, the Anna Freud Centre would like to invite voluntary and community sector services to a one-day seminar specialising in children’s and young people’s emotional and mental wellbeing.

The seminar will provide an opportunity for voluntary and community sector organisations to:

• Understand the national policy context for children’s and young people’s mental health and the role that voluntary and community organisations play in local delivery systems;

• Review a newly developed self-evaluation audit, designed to support agencies to examine their practice and develop a peer-led improvement plan; and

• Explore with other agencies what is different and special about voluntary and community sector providers and how to use this to your advantage.

Dr Yvonne Anderson, a national expert in child mental health policy and service development, will be leading the workshops. The day will investigate the ways in which the VCS can appeal to service users and future funders, by understanding the unique sector strengths and exploring ways to successfully promote your organisation through Youth Wellbeing. The seminar will also provide an opportunity for participants to hear presentations from CORC on the effective selection and use of validated and other child mental health outcome measures. The seminar is part of the Anna Freud Centre’s Youth Wellbeing Initiative, a project created to promote greater collaboration across voluntary and community sector agencies, schools and mental health services to ensure that young people and their families can access high quality help in their local areas.

To cover costs of travel and staff time, a £100 participant payment will be available to voluntary and community sector organisations who attend the event.

Please contact Natalie Robins on for more information.