Published on: September 28, 2022
Compass Bloom trainees and supervising practitioners attended a total of 29 events across Central and West Lancashire as part of the Mental Health Support Team Summer Programme.
They met children and young people of all ages attended the events, who took part in a variety of mental health awareness activities
The activities were designed to create time and space for them to explore ideas around friendship and peer relationships, concepts of happiness and wellbeing and to try creative mindfulness activities.
Members of the team also joined local groups and community services in their own planned activities, taking the opportunity to liaise with partner organisations and parents/families to promote mental health and the MHST more widely.
Feedback from one teacher described how she was really pleased with the sessions and felt the children had got a lot out of it and had given her some more ideas for her own practice.
Jan Smith, Operations Director, Compass Mental Health Support Teams, said: “This was a really comprehensive programme of events and our Compass Bloom team members felt the feedback they received was very positive.
“They made lasting impressions on children and young people they met with.”
And she added: “We raised the profile of our new service in a really engaging way and have made real links with our partner organisations and with parents and families, too.”