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Here are the resources we found for World Mental Health Day for professionals:

Paul McGee: “Resilience in the Classroom begins with Resilience in the Classroom”

(Featured resource)Paul McGee’s keynote presentation at the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference, October 3rd, 2017, explored how ideas from SUMO (Stop, Understand, Move On) can be used by teachers and professionals to support themselves and the young people they work with.

Dr. Pooky Knightsmith: “Four Practical Strategies to Improve the Mental Well-being of Young People”

(Featured resource)Dr. Pooky Knightsmith’s keynote presentation from the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference on Oct 3rd explores practical ideas, strategies and approaches for professionals and parents / family members to use when dealing with young people who are facing mental health challenges.

Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

Ken Corish: “Strategies for a Healthy Online Life”

(Featured resource)Ken Corish’s workshop at the HeadStart Conference on Oct. 3rd 2017 explored the relationship between digital technology and mental health in young people, with a particular focus on sleep and self-esteem.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Time to Change

Time to Change is one of the UK’s leading charities aiming to end mental health discrimination. They are trying to do this through raising awareness of mental health and educating as many people as possible of the ins and outs of mental health.

The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School

(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: in Conversation with Kai and Alice

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

The Recovery Letters

The Recovery Letters are a series of personal letters written to website readers by authors who have suffered with mental illness, including severe depression and suicidal thoughts. Each letter shares personal experiences and encourages the reader to seek help.

#HandsUp4HealthyMinds this World Mental Health Day

A new set of resources for young people’s wellbeing: the #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit, produced by Mental Health First Aid England. The toolkit is designed to give a set of bitesize facts and tips on the mental health of young people aged 8-24. It’s filled with practical tips, links and downloadable content for parents, schools, colleges, universities, youth organisations and practitioners, as well as some self-care tips for young people themselves.

Research/report

National Elf Service

(Featured resource)The National Elf Service website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. Their team of mental health experts post blogs every week day with short summaries that highlight evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK.

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

Download

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

News article

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.

Paul McGee: “Resilience in the Classroom begins with Resilience in the Classroom”

(Featured resource)Paul McGee’s keynote presentation at the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference, October 3rd, 2017, explored how ideas from SUMO (Stop, Understand, Move On) can be used by teachers and professionals to support themselves and the young people they work with.

Dr. Pooky Knightsmith: “Four Practical Strategies to Improve the Mental Well-being of Young People”

(Featured resource)Dr. Pooky Knightsmith’s keynote presentation from the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference on Oct 3rd explores practical ideas, strategies and approaches for professionals and parents / family members to use when dealing with young people who are facing mental health challenges.

Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School

(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: in Conversation with Kai and Alice

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

The Recovery Letters

The Recovery Letters are a series of personal letters written to website readers by authors who have suffered with mental illness, including severe depression and suicidal thoughts. Each letter shares personal experiences and encourages the reader to seek help.

Research/report

National Elf Service

(Featured resource)The National Elf Service website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. Their team of mental health experts post blogs every week day with short summaries that highlight evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK.

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

News article

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.

Paul McGee: “Resilience in the Classroom begins with Resilience in the Classroom”

(Featured resource)Paul McGee’s keynote presentation at the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference, October 3rd, 2017, explored how ideas from SUMO (Stop, Understand, Move On) can be used by teachers and professionals to support themselves and the young people they work with.

Dr. Pooky Knightsmith: “Four Practical Strategies to Improve the Mental Well-being of Young People”

(Featured resource)Dr. Pooky Knightsmith’s keynote presentation from the HeadStart Wolverhampton Conference on Oct 3rd explores practical ideas, strategies and approaches for professionals and parents / family members to use when dealing with young people who are facing mental health challenges.

Young Carers: In Their Own Words

(Featured resource)To mark Young Carers Awareness Day 2018, Headstart spoke to four young people from the Wolverhampton area about their experiences of being a young carer: how it makes them feel, how it affects them at school, and how Spurgeons UK support them.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

The ‘Stress: are we coping?’ podcast from Moreton School

(Featured resource)In this episode of the HeadStart Wolverhampton podcast, HeadStart hand control of the mics over to four young people at Moreton Schoool. In the podcast, our teenage presenters explore questions such as: What is stress? Is stress normal? What causes stress for young people? When does it become a problem, and what are possible consequences? What can we do to help ourselves?.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: in Conversation with Kai and Alice

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy

(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

The Recovery Letters

The Recovery Letters are a series of personal letters written to website readers by authors who have suffered with mental illness, including severe depression and suicidal thoughts. Each letter shares personal experiences and encourages the reader to seek help.

Download

Action for Happiness Calendars

These fantastic calendars give you a different objective for each day to take care of yourself and your family and friends, and to build your wellbeing. Each month has a different theme (‘Self Care September’ and so on), with new calendars published each month.

Blog / personal article

Stress and its impact on family relationships

(Featured resource)People seem more stressed than ever, and never more so than in the family. No matter how the family unit is constructed: traditional, single parent, fostered, they all share similarities in the stresses and strains they encounter. This article examines the issues of stress and family relationships, and suggests ideas to reduce stress in the home.

Research/report

National Elf Service

(Featured resource)The National Elf Service website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance. Their team of mental health experts post blogs every week day with short summaries that highlight evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK.

Invisible and in Distress: Prioritising the Mental Health of England’s Young Carers

Young carers doing more than 50 hours of care a week are five times more likely to report that their health is ‘not good’. The ‘Invisible and in Distress’ report highlights recommendations based on discussions with young carers, section leaders and young carers services in the Carers Trust network.

News article

Mental health issues in young people up sixfold in England since 1995

Six times more children and young people in England have mental health conditions than a generation ago, research has revealed.