Invitation to attend Link Programme tailored support sessions

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Feb 24 2022

I’m pleased to inform you that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are participating in the Link Programme in the spring term of 2022. The programme is delivered by the Anna Freud Centre, funded by the Department for Education, and will bring together local leaders in education and mental health to identify the support required by children and young people in our area. The sessions will focus on joining up the system for the benefit of schools and colleges.

I have attached a flyer with more information about the programme. You can find out more by visiting

As part of the programme the Anna Freud Centre will convene and facilitate three tailored support sessions, which you are invited to attend. The sessions will take place over Zoom and will include stakeholders from across the local authority in education and mental health. The content of the tailored support sessions will be based on the CASCADE framework  and will be confirmed in January 2022.


The dates of the sessions and links to register are below:

  1. Clarity on roles, remit and responsibilities of partners involved in supporting CYP mental health:  2-5pm, Tuesday 22nd The session will include:
  • Aims of the programme/session, introductions, and ground rules
  • Local area presentation on the current support available in the locality.
  • Improving multi-agency communication – mapping and signposting offers of support.
  • Reflections and action planning next steps
  • Feedback survey

Sign up to join the session here:

  1. Common approach to outcome measures to support young people: 2-5pm, Tuesday 8th The session will include:
  • Aims of the programme/session, introductions, and ground rules
  • Overview of what outcome measures are
  • How to select and use an appropriate measure for your setting
  • Local area presentation on use of common outcome measures across the area.
  • How to use outcome measures for evaluation, temperature checking and targeted work
  • How to measure staff wellbeing
  • Action planning and next steps - developing the use of effective monitoring and measuring of outcome measures

Sign up to join the session here:


  1. Ability to continue to learn and draw on best practice: 2-5pm, Thursday 24th The session will include:
  • Aims of the programme/session, introductions, and ground rules
  • The impact of unexpected change
  • Local area presentation on local examples of good practice, especially in the context of unexpected change, as well as challenges
  • How formulation can be embedded into education practice: the ‘5Ps’ model
  • A whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing
  • How to develop a peer support system
  • How to set up a community of practice
  • Action planning next steps: how to improve communication between schools and mental health services

Please register for the session(s) that you would like to attend using the links above, and ensure you are registered at least one week before the session.

If you require more information, please feel free to contact Hannah Parrott (, who will be leading on the programme locally.

We very much hope that you will participate in this important programme, and we look forward to collaborating over the coming months.

Kind regards,


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