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For anyone supporting a young person who has significant mental health challenges, there are workshops running across the county where people can come together and support each other.

The Together Workshops are an opportunity for parents, carers, other family members and support workers to share their lived experience of supporting their young person. You will explore ways of developing knowledge and awareness, tips on communicating with your young person, and guidance on looking after your own wellbeing.

For more information or if you would like to attend the Together Workshops, please get in touch to find out where workshops are running in your area:

hollymannion@lancashiremind.org.uk

Background

Lancashire Mind has been working closely with local families to develop a new support package. The families involved have supported their child through mental health crisis and wanted to help other families by sharing their experience.

Learning from these experiences, Lancashire Mind has created Together Workshops aimed at supporting families with children who have accessed in hospital mental health services, or are at risk of doing so. The Together Workshops, which are now available across Lancashire and South Cumbria, are an opportunity for families to learn skills and spend time with others who are going through many of the same challenges. The support package explores how to look after the wellbeing of the child and the whole family, which is an important aspect of caring for a child with poor mental health.

This opportunity has been made possible as part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Children and Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Transformation Plan. Lancashire Mind will deliver the Together Workshops across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre over the next 12 months, and are working in partnership with local charities across the region who will deliver the Together Workshops in other areas of the county. These include Key Unlocking Futures (Leyland), New Era Enterprises (Burnley), The Birchwood Centre (Skelmersdale) and Walney Community Trust (Barrow-in-Furness).

For more details about how to access the Together Workshops, you can contact any of these partner organisations, or you can contact Holly at Lancashire Mind on 01257 231660 or email hollymannion@lancashiremind.org.uk.

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