Understanding Mental Health and Adverse Childhood Experiences

This training will help you learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how these impact upon the mental health of children and their families.

Aims for this topic

Increase awareness and understanding of mental health and mental health problems in young people.


Learn how we can understand mental health as a universal phenomenon, and through communicating this information to others, improve empathy and reduce misunderstanding and stigma around mental health difficulties.

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Understand the importance and impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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Learn ways to put information together to form a better understanding of a young person’s emotional health, and to inform intervention plans and requests for support from external agencies.

when is this training happening, and how do i book a place on this course?

This course is delivered as either a two hour online session via Microsoft Teams, or as a full day face-to-face session at Lancaster University/community venue.

what our previous attendees said about this training?

This course was excellent, providing a well-planned combination of presentation and engagement activities.



It was really useful to understand children’s behaviours in terms of whether there is an underlying issue or cause, as well as think about what their behaviours might be communicating.



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The Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools and Colleges service is dedicated to promoting mental and emotional well-being among students and staff in educational institutions across Lancashire. Our team of experienced professionals, work collaboratively to provide comprehensive support.

By partnering with schools and colleges, we seek to create a positive ripple effect that not only benefits individuals but also contributes to a healthier, more vibrant Lancashire community.