Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) deliver short term low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) informed interventions for children and young people with anxiety and/or low mood aged between 12 to 17 years.
Individual work with children and young people – cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help young people manage difficulties by changing the way they think and behave. This approach provides techniques and practical strategies to help them manage their mental health difficulties.
EMHPs also support parents of children under 12 with anxiety and /or who are experiencing behavioural issues.
Parent-based interventions – The Webster Stratton Incredible Years (IY) Parenting Programme addresses young people’s behavioural difficulties and promote their social, emotional and academic competence.
Incredible Years offers parents practical strategies to manage challenging behaviour and draws on techniques including play, positive attention, managing consequences, helping children regulate their emotions and managing friendships.
Managing your child’s worries and fears – Our EMHPs are trained in delivering CBT techniques for parents who have children with anxiety. Techniques from Creswell and Willetts ‘Helping Your Child With Fears and Worries’ have a strong evidence base for supporting parents of children under 12 years. Strategies from this model includes an identification of fears of worries, encouraging independence, problem-solving techniques and managing physical symptoms of anxiety.
Peer Support Educators provided by Bucks MIND work in schools to provide mental health awareness training and host regular feedback sessions for peer support mentors.
They also arrange coffee mornings to support parents with mental health resources and community signposting.
Youth Workers supplied by Bucks County Council support young people holistically on a wide range of issues to improve their overall wellbeing. This is done via one-to-one and group work programmes.
Family Workers also supplied by Bucks CC work with the entire family, often in the family home and offer courses on parenting.
Last updated: 20 February, 2020