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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.

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.

How to Improve your Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Keeping good mental wellbeing is important as it can improve productivity, relationships, and our ability to adapt in times of stress.

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.

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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: 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.

How to Improve your Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Keeping good mental wellbeing is important as it can improve productivity, relationships, and our ability to adapt in times of stress.

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.

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: 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.

How to Improve your Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Keeping good mental wellbeing is important as it can improve productivity, relationships, and our ability to adapt in times of stress.

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.

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.