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World Mental Health Day 2018 Resources for Young People

Wednesday 10th October 2018 is World Mental Health Day. The theme for 2018 is “Young people and mental health in a changing world”. We’ve collected the resources below on a wide range of topics relevant to young people and their mental health today. To find out more about World Mental Health Day, visit the official World Federation for Mental Health webpage for the day at https://wfmh.global/world-mental-health-day-2018.

For information about HeadStart Wolverhampton activities for World Mental Health Week, visit headstartonline.co.uk/worldmentalhealthday2018.

Browse content types for World Mental Health Day:

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Other Related Keywords:

Mental Health Depression Anxiety Stress Self Harm

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

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.

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Just Reach Out

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, just reach out. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

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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.

Wolverhampton Healthy Minds

Wolverhampton Healthy Minds offers psychological therapy services for people who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Their website contains a self-referral form which you can fill out online and then they will call you back to set up an appointment.

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: 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.

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.

Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion

(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.

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.

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.

Self-care and confidence

You know it: life can be stressful. Getting your results, applying for jobs, taking resits… All this can leave you tearing your hair out. You might feel too drained to do much, and that’s totally fine. However, entertainment and distraction are as important as resting. In the video, we hear from coaches for their advice on all things self-care, with a sprinkle of tips on how to keep your self-confidence up.

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Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

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.

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.

Blog / personal article

Less stress, more success. Twenty tips for surviving and thriving during the exam period

(Featured resource)A collection of helpful tips from HeadStart for young people: revision, taking exams, motivation and reducing stress during the exam period.

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.

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.

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Download

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

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

Less stress, more success. Twenty tips for surviving and thriving during the exam period

(Featured resource)A collection of helpful tips from HeadStart for young people: revision, taking exams, motivation and reducing stress during the exam period.

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.

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.

‘We all have mental health’

(Featured resource)‘We All Have Mental Health’ is an animation designed to give young people aged 11-14 a common language and understanding of what we mean by mental health and how we can look after it. It’s ideal for young people themselves, for teachers to use as a lesson starter, and for parents or families to start a conversation with a child or young person.

Be in your Mate’s Corner: Listen, Don’t Judge

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem this year. If your mate is acting differently, listen; don’t judge. Send them a snap, hit them up on whatsapp, or just call them and let them know you are here to help if they need someone to listen.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

Download

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

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

Less stress, more success. Twenty tips for surviving and thriving during the exam period

(Featured resource)A collection of helpful tips from HeadStart for young people: revision, taking exams, motivation and reducing stress during the exam period.

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.