Tomorrow is one of our ever popular mentor led workshops. This time it is looking at basic counselling skills.

Mental health problems affect about one in ten children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.

The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

A lot of our young people access mental health services and it is important that as foster carers are able to support and understand this, it should give a valuable insight into what to expect.

As well as this, we are having out fostering standards workshop on wednesday and the support group are meeting on Thursday.