Young people’s mental health
the focus at community event
OVER 80 people interested in the health
and wellbeing of local young people came together at a recent showcase of Wirral
mental health services at Wallasey Town Hall.
The event, hosted by local mental health providers Cheshire and Wirral
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP), aimed to help the region’s teachers,
healthcare professionals and voluntary workers understand the work of Wirral
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and shone a light on key
projects in Wirral that are currently promoting the mental health of young
people in the community.
The day intended to create a shared understanding of the government’s recent:-
in Mind’ initiative throughout the local community, which aims to transform
the way child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are delivered across
Local projects under the spotlight at the event included the work of CWP’s
Wirral Primary Mental Health Service to support Wirral schools and communities
and the launch of the Trust’s Next Step Cards: a unique card-based resource
designed to support the communication of vulnerable young people.
Sallie Taylor, Clinical Services Manager for CWP Wirral CAMHS, said:- “Our
event was a fantastic opportunity for people involved in supporting the
wellbeing of young people in Wirral to discover what is going on locally and
share best practice ideas.
As the providers of young people’s mental health services in Wirral, we are
committed to creating a system that brings together the potential of the NHS,
schools, social care, parents and carers, the voluntary sector and, of course,
children and young people. This is our challenge with Future in Mind.”
Emma Pennington, Learning mentor at New Brighton Primary School, was in
attendance on the day, and said:- “It was an interesting and informative
afternoon which has opened channels for our school to enhance the wellbeing of
our pupils. I have made lots of links with other professionals and this would
not have been possible without this service.”
Nationally, 1 in 10 young people require direct support or treatment for mental
health conditions, with 75% of adults with mental health conditions experiencing
symptoms before the age of 18.
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After Dark scare attraction
AFTER Dark scare attraction's 'Zombie
Zoo Wardens' hit the streets as Pleasureland’s 'Happy Halloween Hits Right Note
Guests at Southport Pleasureland’s 'After Dark' scare attraction VIP preview got
more than they bargained for when the lights cut out during the welcome drinks
reception. When the lights came back up guests were face to face with
flesh hungry zombies.
The shocks didn’t stop there. 2nds later an armed SWAT team wearing black
tactical vests stormed the reception and ‘shot dead’ the zombie infiltrators.
Before guests could get their breath back, the evening’s niceties were over and
they were on their way to the park’s 'Zombie Zoo' for full emersion in an
unforgettable terror experience.
Reviewers rated the park’s scare attraction a monster hit with straight 10's for
fear factor and praised the organisers’ ability to deliver a full adult scare
experience away from its daytime family friendly Happy Halloween event.
This weekend, Pleasureland 'Afte Dark's' new 'Zombie Zoo'
wardens will be out and about
across the region with advice on how to thwart zombie attack as Halloween
approaches, and the best ways to protect yourself 'After Dark'.
'The Zombie Zoo' is
just one of the scare houses within the attraction and is housed in the old
Southport zoo. The scare attraction runs up to and including:- 31 October 2016.
Park owner Norman Wallis said:- “Just as we have rides for grown-ups and
rides for little children, we’ve developed an entirely self-contained scare
theme for older teens and adults; away from the bright and fun spooky stuff for
young kids during the day. Happy Halloween has proven itself a firm favourite
with families and we want that to continue.... Plus we’ve invested more in it again
this year. The park has something to offer everyone this month, day and night.”
Happy Halloween opens in the morning and closes its doors at 5pm. At 6pm the
park's 'After Dark' scare attraction is open for older teens and
adults. £25 advance tickets for 'After Dark' include all scare
elements and unlimited use of the rides until the park closes for the 2016
2 amazing venues, 2
horrifyingly good line ups for Spookport 2016
AT the Fox and Goose and also at Leo's Bar in Southport,
it will be one hell of a weekend! Starting at the Fox and Goose on Friday Night,
with the amazing Hey Pixies, then on Saturday, it's The Puls, for Sunday it's
going to be one fearsome night with a Horror Quiz and Cosplay, with prizes...
And to round it off for Halloween, On Monday its the Halloween Wedding!!! At
Leo's Bar we have a light projection window for all you to watch... Also the
venue is hosting a Spookport party on Friday Night, plus lots of other ghostly
things though out the Spookport Weekend and on Halloween itself... So are you
going to step out and play? See you in the
Fox or at
Leo's this Halloween!