The ROAR response to mental health in the early years


17/06/2022 - 20/06/2022 9:30 am - 1:00 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 approach this using the whole school approach framework. It explores the other five big insights from the research; tackling stigma, reducing judgement, creating 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 infant’s and young children’s mental health. Alongside, the protective factors we can nurture to support family resilience. The courses equip delegates to spot signs, reflect on observation skills, and improve the 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, crafts 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.

This training will be delivered by the Merseyside Youth Associations RAISE Team via Zoom over 2 half days with one full day face to face practical day.

Module 1: Introduction to Early years mental health
Module 2: Attachment
Module 3: Social and emotional development
Module 4: Developmental Trauma
Module 5: Parental mental health
Module 6: Full day practical ‘Hands Together Module’
Friday 17th June 2022 and Monday 20th June 2022 (9:30am- 13:00pm)
If you are out of the Liverpool Area the Training cost is £595 per person. Funding is potentially available please visit


Bookings are closed for this event.