Helping Parents and Carers Talk about Mental Health (for people working with parents and carers of children and young people in West Sussex)


What is the event?


This is a half day course for people working with parents and carers of children and young people in West Sussex with mental health and emotional distress issues.

This course is being delivered through a partnership between Coastal West Sussex Mind, YMCA Downslink Group, West Sussex County Council and West Sussex CCGs.

Aims and Outcomes

Carers often struggle to talk about the difficulties they experience when their child is faced with an emotional or mental health issue. They often feel isolated and don’t know who to turn to for support.

The aim of this workshop is to enhance practitioners' skills and confidence in talking about mental health issues with parents and carers in order to:

Raise awareness of young people’s emotional and mental health issues Increase knowledge of the influence stigma, and the impact of stigma, has on carers' feelings and behaviour.

Help parents recognise when to seek help and support them in doing so, whilst considering the impact mental health issues have on themselves and their families.

Getting to the Venue

The closest station to the venue is Horsham. The Y Centre is a 10 minute walk from the station or the bus numbers 51, 61 & 200 going from Horsham Court go every 15 minutes. Car park Swan Walk 3 hours £3.60, 4 hours £4.80. Timings and breaks The course runs from 09.30am to 12.30pm.


Tea and coffee will be provided during mid-morning break time. It is essential that you arrive on time and complete the course. If this is not possible please inform us by email before proceeding to book at [email protected]

Registration fee

Your £10 fee is non-refundable.


Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend this course as this course is heavily subsidised as it is a funded programme. Our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Please inform us if you are unable to take up your space as we can offer this to someone on our waiting list.

In-House Courses

In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on: 01903 277010

We hope you enjoy the course!

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This event is run by the following services:
  • Coastal West Sussex Mind, mental health training

  • When is the event?


    Free to attend?

    Regular event?

    Contact Details

    Location Details

    The Y Centre,
    2 Albion Way,
    RH12 1AH