Link Programme

Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council are participating in the Link Programme.

The programme is delivered by the Anna Freud Centre, funded by the Department for Education, and will bring together local leaders in education and mental health to identify the support required by children and young people in our area.

As part of the programme the Anna Freud Centre will convene and facilitate three tailored support sessions, which two are now available to book on.

The sessions will take place over Zoom and will include stakeholders from across the local authority in education and mental health.

The content of the tailored support sessions is based on the CASCADE framework and on the current challenges and priorities for this locality:

The first session titled structures to support shared planning and collaborative working is being held on 12 November 2021 9.30am-12.30pm.

The session will include:

  • How to establish a collaborative working environment between education and mental health
  • Local area presentation on structures that are currently in place
  • Development of a plan to create an environment which supports shared planning
  • How to set up a multi-agency steering group
  • How to develop a whole-school approach to mental health

You can book to attend here.

The second session titled evidence-based approach to interventions and clarity on roles, remit and responsibilities of partners involved in supporting CYP mental health is being held on 26 November 2021 9.30am-12.30pm.

The session will include:

  • Local area presentation outlining current interventions and examples of good practice.
  • How to develop a reflective space for school/ FE college staff
  • How to develop a staff wellbeing survey
  • Developing a training plan to up-skill staff on evidence-based interventions
  • Improving multi-agency communication – mapping and signposting offers of support

You can book to attend here.

Further information about the programme can be found here.