Emotional wellbeing initiatives set to benefit Rotherham’s young

By Admin | 25/07/2017

Emotional wellbeing initiatives set to benefit Rotherham’s young
Andrew Durdy and Kate Meakin

PIONEERING mental health workers are set to help the town’s children improve their emotional wellbeing.

Andrew Durdy and Kate Meakin have just taken up brand new roles within Rotherham Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

The pair, who are based at Kimberworth Place in Kimberworth, are training as children’s psychological wellbeing practitioners.

They are two of the first 30 trainees working in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region.

Kate and Andrew study at the University of Northumbria one day per week and will work with kids who have mild to moderate mental health needs.

Kate was a teacher, before taking on her new job in children’s health.

She said: “We’re really enjoying our roles.

“It’s great to be able to work with young people on a one-to-one basis and help them with any issues they have.”

Kate and Andrew will be at lunchtime a event on Thursday, July 27, at The Carlton Park Hotel, representing CAMHS.

They would like young people on their summer break to drop in and have a chat with them.

Andrew added: “We’d love young people to drop by and tell us what support they would like from us.

“This will then help us deliver a service they want.”

For more information on CAMHS, visit tinyurl.com/rothcamhs.

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