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Here are the resources we found for depression for parents and families:

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.

What You Don’t See About Depression – Jayne Hardy

(Featured resource)“My secret was so heavy, that is broke me”.

This video is a powerful TEDx presentation from Jayne Hardy. Jayne is the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, providing peer support for those with depression and their loved ones too.

Depression – Warning Signs and When to Worry

In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the six most common warning signs that might indivate that a young person could possibly be suffering from depression. She also explains that we should be most worried if we see several of these signs over a period of weeks or more and when we are seeing a significant impact on the young person’s day to day life.

Managing Depression: the Benefits of Establishing a Daily Routine

In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the benefits of establishing a daily routine when managing depression. She considers things like sleep, mealtimes and self-care and how we work to regulate this activities in order to boost our physical and mental resilience.

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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.

ReachOut Parents

ReachOut Parents provides information, tools and resources to help parents and carers support young people in the family environment. On the website you will find fact sheets, stories, practical tips and tools covering a range of topics, issues and experiences that are relevant to young people. You will also find an online community forum where you can talk to other parents about your experiences and work through your concerns in a safe, anonymous environment.

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.

Depression and Anxiety – Identification

Anxiety and depression are serious problems for teenagers. Common features of anxiety include tension, worry, frustration, irritability, sadness and withdrawal. Common features of depression include hopelessness, sadness, irritability and anger, isolation, withdrawal and worthlessness. Young people do not often express their anxiety or depression in a straightforward way and can show they are affected through passive or negative behaviours.

Depression and Low Mood

This page from the Black Country Minds website is an introduction and a set of simple advice and links to support a young person who is experiencing persistent low mood and depression.

Depression and Anxiety

his webpage contains information for parents and carers about anxiety and depression. The information is designed in such a way that it can be used by parents whose child is living with anxiety and depression and for parents whose child may have a friend who is living with anxiety and depression.

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Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

Download

Depression at Christmas – A Survival Guide

Christmas can be a tough time for people with depression. Everywhere you look, you are bombarded with happy images in shop windows and on television. Depression Alliance Scotland produced this downloadable PDF to help you through Christmas with some top tips and advice.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

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.

What You Don’t See About Depression – Jayne Hardy

(Featured resource)“My secret was so heavy, that is broke me”.

This video is a powerful TEDx presentation from Jayne Hardy. Jayne is the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, providing peer support for those with depression and their loved ones too.

Depression – Warning Signs and When to Worry

In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the six most common warning signs that might indivate that a young person could possibly be suffering from depression. She also explains that we should be most worried if we see several of these signs over a period of weeks or more and when we are seeing a significant impact on the young person’s day to day life.

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 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.

Depression and Anxiety – Identification

Anxiety and depression are serious problems for teenagers. Common features of anxiety include tension, worry, frustration, irritability, sadness and withdrawal. Common features of depression include hopelessness, sadness, irritability and anger, isolation, withdrawal and worthlessness. Young people do not often express their anxiety or depression in a straightforward way and can show they are affected through passive or negative behaviours.

Depression and Low Mood

This page from the Black Country Minds website is an introduction and a set of simple advice and links to support a young person who is experiencing persistent low mood and depression.

Audio

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

Download

Depression at Christmas – A Survival Guide

Christmas can be a tough time for people with depression. Everywhere you look, you are bombarded with happy images in shop windows and on television. Depression Alliance Scotland produced this downloadable PDF to help you through Christmas with some top tips and advice.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

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.

What You Don’t See About Depression – Jayne Hardy

(Featured resource)“My secret was so heavy, that is broke me”.

This video is a powerful TEDx presentation from Jayne Hardy. Jayne is the founder and CEO of The Blurt Foundation, providing peer support for those with depression and their loved ones too.

Depression – Warning Signs and When to Worry

In this video, Dr Pooky Knightsmith explores the six most common warning signs that might indivate that a young person could possibly be suffering from depression. She also explains that we should be most worried if we see several of these signs over a period of weeks or more and when we are seeing a significant impact on the young person’s day to day life.

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.

Audio

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

A series of podcasts from BBC Radio 4, looking at the impact of mental health issues on young people.

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.

Depression and Anxiety – Identification

Anxiety and depression are serious problems for teenagers. Common features of anxiety include tension, worry, frustration, irritability, sadness and withdrawal. Common features of depression include hopelessness, sadness, irritability and anger, isolation, withdrawal and worthlessness. Young people do not often express their anxiety or depression in a straightforward way and can show they are affected through passive or negative behaviours.

Depression and Low Mood

This page from the Black Country Minds website is an introduction and a set of simple advice and links to support a young person who is experiencing persistent low mood and depression.

Download

Depression at Christmas – A Survival Guide

Christmas can be a tough time for people with depression. Everywhere you look, you are bombarded with happy images in shop windows and on television. Depression Alliance Scotland produced this downloadable PDF to help you through Christmas with some top tips and advice.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.