Mental Health & Children’s Services: Working Together with Families

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:Multi Agency Training
Duration:09.30 - 16.30

This course is currently under review

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

This course brings together staff working in adult mental health services with children’s service’s staff to explore the way parental mental health difficulties can impact on the lives of children and young people. The session explores how they can work together to create better outcomes for families. The aim is to promote effective working together across agencies when working with families where a parent or carer has a mental health problem.

Target Audience:

Professionals in children’s or adult mental health services who may undertake, or be involved in, the assessment of families where a parent or carer has a mental health difficulty.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To gain understanding of the roles of professionals in other specialist area, what they do & what they provide
  • To consider ways in which parental mental ill health and parenting capacity interact.
  • To understand the potential effects of mental health difficulties for children.
  • To explore how to plan and undertake assessments & interventions in families where a parent or young person has a mental health difficulty.



To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120