Parental Mental Health

This workshop is intended for all professionals working with children who wish to improve their knowledge of parental mental health and the impact on the child.

Aims of the course

To consider the impact that parental mental health problems can have on the development, safety and welfare of dependent children and on the parent's or carer's ability to meet the child's needs.

To consider multi-agency responses to safeguarding children whose parents have mental health problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the nature and impact that different types of parental mental health problems can have on children.

  • Be aware of how this can impact on children's day-to-day lives.

  • Have a more detailed knowledge of local and national guidance relating to working with families affected by parental mental health problems.

  • Understand their own and other agencies' roles in identifying, assessing and protecting vulnerable children where parental mental health problems are a feature.

Duration: 3 hours 

Cost:  Courses are provided free of charge to non-profit making organisations and CSCP member organisations.  See the LSCB Training Programme and Learning Events Brochurethis external link will open in a new window for more information.

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To book your place on this course please

The course booking process for all Cumbria County Council staff members has changed to self-service, resulting in staff booking their own courses through MyHR. Full guidance is available through links on InTouch and access to user guides are also available. As a result of these changes the booking process has become fully automated and confirmation and venue information (previously joining instructions) will be communicated through emails to both individuals and managers. Where a user does not have access to MyHR, then it will be the responsibility of their line manager to book them on the course.

Booking process for non-Cumbria County Council staff members including schools, please complete a BOOKING FORMthis external link will open in a new window and return to:

For any queries about the course, please email 

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