Visit Merseyside Youth AssociationMYA

Merseyside Youth Association

ROAR Early Years – Liverpool


07/12/2022 - 12/12/2022 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Royal Foundation for Early Childhood found that 98% believe that a child’s future is not pre-determined at birth. However, only 1 in 4 understand the importance of the early years. The aim of the course is to make early years mental health everyone’s business and approaching this using the whole school approach framework. It explores the other 5 big insights from the research; tackling stigma, reduce judgement, create a more shame sensitive culture, normalising the difficulty of parenting, and the importance of self-care for all. It explores the risk factors that impact on infants and young children’s mental health. Alongside, the protective factors we can nurture to support family resilience. The courses equips delegates to spot signs, reflect on observation skills, improve information for support and self-care. It provides practical ways to support and develop resilience. The practical session aims to strengthen knowledge of both theory and practice in how arts, craft and design can be a vehicle to support mental health and wellbeing, school readiness, child development, along with a tool to express mental distress and develop positive coping strategies to scaffold the delivery of all areas of the EYFS curriculum.

Topics covered: Introduction to Early years mental health, Attachment, Social and emotional development, Developmental Trauma, Parental mental health and whole setting approach to mental health.

This training itself will be delivered over 2 half days by Merseyside Youth Associations RAISE Team via Zoom on 7th and 9th December 9.30am – 1pm, ending with Module 6 on Monday 12th December which is a full day module that explores the importance of the creative arts. 

Training cost: Free for Liverpool early years professionals, funded by Liverpool Learning Partnership. 


Bookings are closed for this event.