Home Learning: Children & Young People’s Mental Health

You and your child may be feeling excited about the easing of some of the lockdown restrictions. But it’s also normal for children and young people to feel worried or anxious about transitioning out of lockdown.

We’ve all experienced significant changes to our daily lives and routines – and we’re living with lots of uncertainty about the coming weeks and months.

As some lockdown measures begin to ease, some children and young people may find it difficult and it may take them some time to adjust.

Our free course will equip you with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

This free course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health.

The Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Browse all free courses here

NHS Newsletter In North West London

Within the newsletter we are providing local updates on Coronavirus, our North West London priorities and service provision:


Today’s Key Government Covid-19 Updates:

PM’s Speech   

The Prime Minister has this morning set out next steps in the Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy, including an update to ‘Our Plan to Rebuild’, originally published on 11 May and publication of the Contain Framework, setting out how local authorities and national Government will work together to manage local outbreaks.

The PM’s speech can be found at bit.ly/2OECI2h

The next chapter in our plan to rebuild, setting out next steps on the Government’s roadmap for responding to Covid-19 and how the Government is preparing for winter is available at: bit.ly/30esVWg

The Contain Framework setting out how national and local partners will work with the public at a local level to prevent, contain and manage outbreaks can be found at bit.ly/32qpHl4

To help amplify this message to customers and employees, you may wish to consider sharing No10’s messaging at bit.ly/2CohOCf

New Social Enterprise: ‘Home(less) made’

New Social Enterprise, ‘Home(less) made’ is an initiative from the Barons Court Project, supporting our guests who are homeless or living with mental health conditions to enable them to live the life they deserve.We run a weekly art group that encourages them to express their emotions into beautiful creations.

There are three lovely cards designed by one of our super talented guests, Guan and we are now selling these to raise funds for the Barons Court Project and the artist, who is homeless. We will have more designs coming soon and from another guest.

We really hope that this will take off and not only help BCP but also the artists. You can find out more on our website at www.homelessmade.co.uk and also promote our work on Twitter – @homelessmade, Facebook – Home_less Made and Instagram – homelessmade_uk. Many thanks.


MSD: Covid -19 Dedicated Grants Programme

MSD have launched a Covid – 19 dedicated Grants Programme to support health charities and vulnerable populations around the UK. Grants are available up to £20,000 or 20% of the charity’s annual turnover (whichever is the lowest amount). The application deadline is 5pm on 31 July. Find out more.

Aspiring Young Trustee Looking to Work within Human Rights, Equal Access, Supporting Young People

Bronwen Edwards is looking for an opportunity to become a trustee. She is looking for a role in an organsiation that works with human rights, equal access to opportunities or a charity that supports young people. She’s worked on many key projects for DSC, including working closely with our board of trustees to create a more inclusive recruitment process. Find out more.

New Funds Online Webinar Date Added – Wednesday 29 July!

Whether you are a new subscriber to Funds Online or a seasoned veteran, join DSCs Funds Online expert George Knight for a 30 minute webinar exploring some tips and tricks to help get you access to the funding you need today. Find out more.

The Waste & Resources Action Programme

The Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) Covid–19 Emergency Food Surplus Grant has opened for Phase 2 of applications from small not-for-profit organisations in England who redistribute surplus food to people in need. Grants close on 28 August but are awarded on a ‘first come first served basis’. Find out more here.

The Charity Accountants’ Online Conference: 14-18 September

Whether you’re relatively new to the world of charity accounting or a seasoned finance leader in search of leadership inspiration, the annual Charity Accountants’ Conference for finance professionals is the place to learn from the experts and catch up on all the latest best practice.

This year we’ve gone online and spread the conference over five days on the week of 14 September. With three sessions a day, the conference programme will give you the opportunity to mix and match sessions at various seniority levels from four different content streams to suit your individual needs.

Find out more and book

Government Updates


1) Face coverings mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England 

The government has announced that face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020.

Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on public transport and just as with public transport, children under 11 and those with certain disabilities will be exempt.

The liability for wearing a face covering lies with the individual.

Should an individual without an exemption refuse to wear a face covering, a shop can refuse them entry and can call the police. The police have formal enforcement powers and can issue a fine. This is in line with how shops would normally manage their customers and enforcement is of course a last resort.

You can read the Health Secretary’s full statement here – https://bit.ly/FaceCoveringsUpdate – and details for how to make a face covering can be found here – https://bit.ly/FaceCoveringCV19.

To help amplify this message to customers and employees, please do share our tweet: Face coverings tweet

2) Disposing of business waste (including PPE and face coverings)

New guidance on how to dispose of your personal or business waste, including face coverings and personal protective equipment (PPE), during the coronavirus pandemic has been published here: https://bit.ly/CV19Waste.

Key details include:

  • Provide extra bins for your staff and customers to throw away their waste face coverings and PPE used for social distancing, and any other additional waste, such as takeaway packaging and disposable tableware;
  • Make sure that staff and customers do not put face coverings and PPE in a recycling bin as they cannot be recycled through conventional recycling facilities;
  • Make sure bins are emptied often so they do not overflow and create litter;
  • You can put used disposable face coverings and PPE in an ‘offensive waste’ collection (yellow bags with a black stripe), if you have one; and
  • Ask your waste contractor if there is anything else you need to do.

3) Eat Out to Help Out registration

Restaurants and other establishments serving food for on-premises consumption can now register for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

You can register if your establishment:

  • Sells food for immediate consumption on the premises;
  • Provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals; and
  • Was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July.

For further details and to register your business please visit: https://bit.ly/EOHORegistration. Registration will close on 31 August.

4) DfE Virtual Jobs Fair

The Department for Education is holding another Virtual Jobs Fair next week and would really appreciate your support to promote job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities in London and the South East across social media. I have attached a toolkit and assets that will provide you with details about how it works, and how to get involved.