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Over 160 professionals attend Mental Health Marketplace

Attendees look at a display in the Council Chamber. Published Thursday, 13th February 2020

Mental health services for children, young people and their parents were showcased at an event at County Hall this week.

The Mental Health Marketplace, which was held on Monday 10th February, was organised by Worcestershire Children First and its partner agencies.

Its aim was to help raise awareness amongst practitioners about the services which are available in the county for children, young people and their parents who have emotional health, wellbeing or mental health needs.

Over 160 professionals from agencies across Worcestershire attended the event talking to a wide range of exhibitors which included:

  • A number of teams from the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, including:
  • ISL Health and Wellbeing Team
  • Perinatal Mental Health Team
  • Community Assessment and Recovery Service
  • Integrated Sexual Health Service
  • West Mercia Youth Justice Service
  • Healthwatch
  • Action 4 Children
  • Swanswell
  • Greenfingers

Councillor Andy Roberts, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families, said: “It was a great event with so many organisations there, all with the aim of helping fellow professionals better understand the kind of support that is out there for those they work with.

“Mental health issues affect so many people especially if they’re going through situations like our children, young people and families we work with, are experiencing. That is why events like this are organised, to bring us all together and help us to stay up to date with what each of us can do to improve the lives of those we care for.”