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Children & Young People’s mental health in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin

SDN has received a press release from Shropshire Healthwatch and Telford & Wrekin Healthwatch asking that we share this information with our members.

“It has been widely reported over the recent months that the on-going Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of children and young people and this has led to a greater severity of need among many and an increased demand on services at a time when services have had to adapt to working under Government pandemic restrictions and increased staff shortages.

However, the lack of ‘Tier 4’ beds (specialist inpatient beds for the most seriously unwell) in the county means that children and young people will be admitted to either Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, or The Redwoods Centre (an adult mental health hospital) while waiting to be moved to a suitable hospital outside Shropshire.

Healthwatch Shropshire and Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin were asked to give these children and young people the opportunity to share their experiences and say what could have been done to improve the help they have received.

Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer of Healthwatch Shropshire, said, “The report highlights the need for the system to reduce waiting times and provide information, support and advice for children, young people and their families and schools while waiting for assessment, diagnosis and specialist services to prevent crisis. Alongside this there needs to be close monitoring to ensure children and young people can be prioritised according to need and closer partnership working to include schools and adult services to ensure no child or young person falls into the gaps between services. We heard from families and professionals who were calling for more awareness raising and training to help them to support the children and young people who are struggling.”

Barry Parnaby, Chair of Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin, said “Barry Parnaby, Chair of Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin, said “We have been aware of the pressure many children and young people are under – issues which have been exacerbated by the pandemic. This report provides a unique opportunity to understand and act to improve services based on the knowledge and experiences of young people, as well as their friends, family members and professionals within the sector.

“A key finding within the report centres on the need for additional support for young people and their families when using the services available. Whilst the report has now been completed, we look forward to continuing to work with local providers, users and others to improve services and support people where possible.”

People can read the full report here https://www.healthwatchshropshire.co.uk/report/2022-02-09/mental-health-crisis-services-children-and-young-people-shropshire-telford-wrekin

Healthwatch is the independent health and social care champion. It gathers the views and experiences of patients, service users, carers, and the general public about services including hospitals, GPs, mental health services, community health services, pharmacists, opticians, residential care and children’s services.  It also has statutory powers that it can use to influence service provision by encouraging improvements.

Summer Holiday Activities For Shropshire Youngsters – Out and About (Autism)

Start Date:
18th August 2021

End Date:
18th August 2021

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1600

Event title: Summer Holiday Activities For Shropshire Youngsters – Out and About (Autism)
Venue: Nature Reserve Car park on the Colemere Road, Ellesmere, SY12 0HY
Weblink: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/
Name: Autism West Midlands
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Join Wendy and Emma from Autism West Midlands at Wood Lane Nature Reserve (just south of Ellesmere) for a walk, some Bush craft, a campfire, learn about bog bodies and a possible guided visit to the quarry.

Please meet at the Nature Reserve Car park on the Colemere Road, Ellesmere, SY12 0HY

Cost: £10 per person

This event is for Young people 12 – 17 years old (Up to 18th Birthday) must be living in the Shropshire Council Area and be registered with the council’s “All In” Short Breaks Service to take part.

Please click on the link below to register for All In Short Breaks if your child is not already registered

https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/the-send-local-offer/social-care/short-breaks/all-in-programme/

To book this event please visit our eShop here:  https://shop.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/collections/events/products/out-and-about-wood-lane-nature-reserve

For more information please contact Wendy by emailing wendyc@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

National Garden Scheme

Albrighton Moat and Gardens are delighted that they have been accepted in the National Garden Scheme for 2021. They are looking forward to welcome a broader range of visitors to their gardens for the first time and know they have a lot of hard work ahead of us them to ensure the gardens fully represents the hard work and determination of the many who turned a disused field into the beautiful gardens of today.

Thee National Garden scheme dates are Friday 25th & Saturday 26th June and Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021. They will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. Come along and walk around our accessible landscaped and natural gardens including, sensory and cottage gardens and ponds. There will be refreshment’s and homemade cakes available to purchase.  They will also be selling handmade woodcraft items on their woodcraft stall.

Why not put these dates in your diary now and make sure to visit and see the wonderful work that goes on at Albrighton Trust and Moat. You can book your tickets on-line at this link https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42148?fbclid=IwAR3t5QnC64pHy5NlEwXzvhv8J1zZ0VxnkjcqlT1J3NHzivrbBiUyRinsL_Y

For further information call 01902 372441 or email moat@albrightontrust.org.uk or visit their website.

To find out more about the work of Albrighton Moat and Gardens, click here:  https://shropshire-disability.net/albrighton-moat-and-gardens-including-the-me-you-project-2/

To find out more about the National Garden Scheme click here: https://ngs.org.uk/

National Garden Scheme (Albrighton Moat & Gardens)

Start Date:
25th June 2021

End Date:
26th June 2021

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1500

Event title: National Garden Scheme (Albrighton Moat & Gardens)
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL
Weblink: https://www.albrightontrust.org.uk/
Name: National Garden Scheme
Email: moat@albrightontrust.org.uk
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: Albrighton Moat and Gardens are delighted that they have been accepted in the National Garden Scheme for 2021. They are looking forward to welcome a broader range of visitors to their gardens for the first time and know they have a lot of hard work ahead of us them to ensure the gardens fully represents the hard work and determination of the many who turned a disused field into the beautiful gardens of today.

Thee National Garden scheme dates are Friday 25th & Saturday 26th June and Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021. They will be open from 11 am to 3 pm. Come along and walk around our accessible landscaped and natural gardens including, sensory and cottage gardens and ponds. There will be refreshment’s and homemade cakes available to purchase. They will also be selling handmade woodcraft items on their woodcraft stall.

Why not put these dates in your diary now and make sure to visit and see the wonderful work that goes on at Albrighton Trust and Moat. You can book your tickets on-line at this link:  https://ngs.org.uk/view-garden/42148?fbclid=IwAR3t5QnC64pHy5NlEwXzvhv8J1zZ0VxnkjcqlT1J3NHzivrbBiUyRinsL_Y

For further information call 01902 372441 or email moat@albrightontrust.org.uk or visit their website.

To find out more about the work of Albrighton Moat and Gardens, click here: https://shropshire-disability.net/albrighton-moat-and-gardens-including-the-me-you-project-2/

To find out more about the National Garden Scheme click here: https://ngs.org.uk/

Derwen College Summer Virtual Open Day

Start Date:
26th June 2021

End Date:
26th June 2021

Start Time:
See content for details

End Time:
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Event title: Derwen College Summer Virtual Open Day
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://www.derwen.ac.uk/
Name: Derwen College
Email: enquiries@derwen.ac.uk
Telephone: 01691 661234 ext 401
Event description: On Saturday 26th June we will be holding two online open day events.

Both events will take place on GoToWebinar.

We look forward to seeing you at the summer Virtual Open Day events.

If you have any questions about other virtual events we are attending, or for more information about applying to Derwen College, please visit the Admissions page https://www.derwen.ac.uk/about-derwen/admissions/. You can also contact the Admissions team on: 01691 661234 ext 401.

Coached Angling sessions

Start Date:
5th August 2021

End Date:
26th August 2021

Start Time:
10am or 1pm sessions.

End Time:
1300 or 1600

Event title: Coached angling sessions
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL
Name: Albrighton Trust Moat
Email: moat@albrightontrust.org.uk
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves, catching plenty of fish at our recent coached angling sessions. This means we are running coached angling session during August.

The dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 5th August,
  • Thursday 12th August,
  • Thursday 19th August and
  • Thursday 26th August.

Booking Essential: Choose between a 10am or 1pm sessions, to book your place please contact us on 01902 372441 or email moat@albrightontrust.org.uk

South Shropshire Youth Service

Young people telling it like it is! This survey is open to Youth, Parent/Carers and children.

South Shropshire Youth Network is interested in what young people find important and then helping to make it happen. They will follow this up with focus groups to dig down to get some more nitty gritty detail.

They’re talking to young people in the streets and running a 5 minute online no strings attached survey at this link which includes categories like climate change, travel, community clubs and groups and the environment :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX7ex7CKDE_u6kjvjB94EqvtIqdFnX6vAIhQmUU_G_BIlHmA/viewform

Note: This survey ends on Monday 21st June 2021

The results will be shared at the online Youth Conference events 28 June – 10 July.

Follow @southshropsyouthforum on Facebook for what happens next.

You can join them at the on-line Youth Conference for South Shropshire when there will be a number of events from 28th June to Saturday 10th July 2021

South Shropshire Youth Service

Start Date:
28th May 2021

End Date:
21st June 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Young people telling it like it is! This survey is open to Youth, Parent/Carers and children.

South Shropshire Youth Network is interested in what young people find important and then helping to make it happen. They will follow this up with focus groups to dig down to get some more nitty gritty detail.

They’re talking to young people in the streets and running a 5 minute online no strings attached survey at this link which includes categories like climate change, travel, community clubs and groups and the environment :  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX7ex7CKDE_u6kjvjB94EqvtIqdFnX6vAIhQmUU_G_BIlHmA/viewform

Note: This survey ends on Monday 21st June 2021

The results will be shared at the online Youth Conference events 28 June – 10 July.

Follow @southshropsyouthforum on Facebook for what happens next.

You can join them at the on-line Youth Conference for South Shropshire when there will be a number of events from 28th June to Saturday 10th July 2021

Half Term Holiday Activities at Albrighton Moat

The following activities are being run by Albrighton Moat and Trust during the Half Term Holidays. All events will take place at Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton WV7 3FL. Places must be booked and paid for in advance by contacting 01902 372441 or email moat@albrightontrust.org.uk

  • Wednesday 2nd June 2021 -Ladybird Trail. You have the choice of two sessions, the first starting at 10 am and the second session at 1 pm. Everyone who completes the trail receives a prize. Sessions Cost £2 per person.
  • Thursday 3rd June 2021-Supported Angling. You have the choice of two sessions, the first starting at 10 am and the second session at 1 pm. Support is provided, instructing parent/carers on how to help the person fishing. Note: Coaches unfortunately cannot help land a fish or remove the hook from the mouth, but they can provide instructions to parents/carers on how to do it. Equipment supplied – Cost: Sessions are £5 per person.

Dates for the Diary-calling all Anglers. 

  • Saturday 17th July 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday 7th August 9am – 4pm

If your interested in fishing please contact us on 01902 372441 or  email moat@albrightontrust.org.uk to book a peg.

Albrighton Trust June, July 2021

Covid19 vaccine survey for young adults (ages 18-29)

The NHS and Public Health teams in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin would like to understand if you have any particular concerns about the Covid19 vaccine, This will help them to provide people aged 18 to 29 with the information they need to make an informed decision if they haven’t had the vaccine.
To take part in the survey, click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P8J8RRP
The above survey will close on Monday 24 May, 2021.
Note: At present people aged 34 and over or will turn 34 by 1st July 2021 can book a vaccine on line at this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/who-can-get-the-vaccine/
Those under this age who have received the Covid19 vaccine will have done so due to being in the top 9 groups or in specific employment that puts them at increased risk,