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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.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

Depression: 7 Tips for Managing Difficult Days

This video explores 7 ideas for getting through the most difficult days when you’re struggling with depression. Dr Pooky Knightsmith draws on her personal and professional experiences to give help and advice for people suffering from depression.

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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.

The A to Z of Mental Health | Mental Health Foundation

A really helpful glossary of mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

Depression

YoungMinds is one of the leading UK charities whose aim is to give a voice to young people to shout about their mental health. This webpage contains all the information YoungMinds think you should know about depression. It covers what depression is, the symptoms of depression, what you should do if you think you have depression and how depression is treated.

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.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

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.

The A to Z of Mental Health | Mental Health Foundation

A really helpful glossary of mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

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.

Anxiety, Depression, and Being a Downer

In this video, Charlie talks about how anxiety and depression have affected his life. He talks about how he feels online there is a sense that you always need to end positively when you talk about depression and anxiety, or mental health in general. He then combats it by saying that not everyone is fine all the time, and sometimes we have to deal with that anyway we can.

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.

The A to Z of Mental Health | Mental Health Foundation

A really helpful glossary of mental health from the Mental Health Foundation.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression

This is a one stop location with links to help support many mental health concerns. The information provided by the NHS should be used in conjunction with GP appointments to help aid mental health treatment plans.

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.