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Mental Health Resources for Professionals

The resources below include results relating to a variety of mental health conditions as well as more general mental health information. To narrow your results to one of these topics, select from the keywords below:

Anxiety Bipolar Disorder Depression Eating Disorders OCD Panic Attacks PTSD

 

Here are the resources we found for mental health for professionals:

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.

‘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.

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.

Your Brain on Stress and Anxiety

This video explains in physiological and neurological terms how our brain responds to the stimuli which trigger an anxiety response so that you are equipped to deal appropriately with anxiety.

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.

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.

Mentally Healthy Schools

(Featured resource)Mentally Healthy Schools is a website curated by Heads Together to being together information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help support pupil.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

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.

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.

Children’s mental health – a podcast on World Mental Health Day 2018

This podcast episode from The Mental Health Foundation comes on World Mental Health Day 2018, the theme of which is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

Mental health in Black African communities with Deanson Senda

Deanson is one of HeadStart Wolverhampton’s School Support Coordinators, was born in Zimbabwe, and has studied and worked in mental health in several African countries before moving to the UK and Wolverhampton. In this podcast conversation he discusses a wide range of topics, including: perceptions of mental health in Black African communities, and the impact of racism on mental health.

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 Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to Start a Conversation with Children about Mental Health

Adults can be concerned that they might not have the answers to children’s questions or that they might say something wrong. This webpage from the Mentally Healthy Schools website contains information about why you should talk to children about mental health, what schools can do, starting a conversation, what to do in the classroom, what to do with a child and some ways we can start a conversation with a child.

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

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.

A Theme for You 2019 – Mental Health Foundation

A blog post from the Mental Health Foundation, encouraging readers to create a ‘theme’ for themselves for the New Year, maybe as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.

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.

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.

Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Secondary Schools

We know that 1 in 10 children and young poepl experiences a mental health issue at any one time. School leaders, teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils. This booklet aims to offers practical guidance about what school staff can do to support mental health, and how to help if they are concerned about a child or young person.

Time To Devliver

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: The State of the Nation was published in April 2016.The report found that specialist child and adolescent mental health services are turning away, on average, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of the young people referred to them for help.

The Damage of Debt

The Children’s Society has put together a report to talk about the impact of financial worries on the mental health of young people. There are around 2.4 million children living in families with problem debt in England and Wales. Children living in families with problem debt are 5 times more likely to be at risk of having low well-being than those who are not facing difficulties.

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid England is on a mission to train one in ten of the population in England in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills because we all have mental health. mental health education empowers people to care for themselves and others. By reducing stigma through understanding, we hope to break down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms to thrive in learning, work and life.

Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Training

Do you work with young people? Find out how you can promote their mental health and wellbeing and improve their access to services and support. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: apply the latest conceptual models for thinking about mental health and mental health problems in teenagers, describe current theories and research covering attachment, brain development, risk and resilience, and finally explore your own perspective on child and young people’s mental health alongside other points of view including young people’s voices as a foundation for further learning.

Online course

Preparing Vulnerable Children for the Holidays

In this video seminar, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith explains how to help support vulnerable young people in the run up to the summer holiday. The informative seminar is supported by downloadable handouts that help teachers and support staff make holiday plans with young people so they know what to expect, who to turn to, and what their responsibilities are during the course of the break.

The Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community

Join the Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community to get regular tips and advice and learn more about workshops, training and resources from this wonderful organisation.

News article

13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children’s Mental Health

We owe it to kids - who don’t have a vote - to make their wellbeing a priority. That’s what this Huffington Post article aims to set out 13 ways that the provision of young people’s mental health services can be improved. The reasons are well thought out and supported with evidence. So if you care about young people’s mental health, maybe you should show it by shouting loud enough for your government to hear.

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.

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.

‘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.

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 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.

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.

Mentally Healthy Schools

(Featured resource)Mentally Healthy Schools is a website curated by Heads Together to being together information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help support pupil.

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.

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.

Children’s mental health – a podcast on World Mental Health Day 2018

This podcast episode from The Mental Health Foundation comes on World Mental Health Day 2018, the theme of which is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

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 Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to Start a Conversation with Children about Mental Health

Adults can be concerned that they might not have the answers to children’s questions or that they might say something wrong. This webpage from the Mentally Healthy Schools website contains information about why you should talk to children about mental health, what schools can do, starting a conversation, what to do in the classroom, what to do with a child and some ways we can start a conversation with a child.

Download

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.

A Theme for You 2019 – Mental Health Foundation

A blog post from the Mental Health Foundation, encouraging readers to create a ‘theme’ for themselves for the New Year, maybe as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.

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.

Research/report View all research / reports

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.

Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Secondary Schools

We know that 1 in 10 children and young poepl experiences a mental health issue at any one time. School leaders, teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils. This booklet aims to offers practical guidance about what school staff can do to support mental health, and how to help if they are concerned about a child or young person.

Time To Devliver

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: The State of the Nation was published in April 2016.The report found that specialist child and adolescent mental health services are turning away, on average, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of the young people referred to them for help.

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid England is on a mission to train one in ten of the population in England in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills because we all have mental health. mental health education empowers people to care for themselves and others. By reducing stigma through understanding, we hope to break down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms to thrive in learning, work and life.

Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Training

Do you work with young people? Find out how you can promote their mental health and wellbeing and improve their access to services and support. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: apply the latest conceptual models for thinking about mental health and mental health problems in teenagers, describe current theories and research covering attachment, brain development, risk and resilience, and finally explore your own perspective on child and young people’s mental health alongside other points of view including young people’s voices as a foundation for further learning.

Online course

Preparing Vulnerable Children for the Holidays

In this video seminar, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith explains how to help support vulnerable young people in the run up to the summer holiday. The informative seminar is supported by downloadable handouts that help teachers and support staff make holiday plans with young people so they know what to expect, who to turn to, and what their responsibilities are during the course of the break.

The Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community

Join the Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community to get regular tips and advice and learn more about workshops, training and resources from this wonderful organisation.

News article

13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children’s Mental Health

We owe it to kids - who don’t have a vote - to make their wellbeing a priority. That’s what this Huffington Post article aims to set out 13 ways that the provision of young people’s mental health services can be improved. The reasons are well thought out and supported with evidence. So if you care about young people’s mental health, maybe you should show it by shouting loud enough for your government to hear.

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.

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.

‘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.

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 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.

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.

Mentally Healthy Schools

(Featured resource)Mentally Healthy Schools is a website curated by Heads Together to being together information, advice and resources to help primary schools understand and promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. Their aim is to increase staff awareness, knowledge and confidence to help support pupil.

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.

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.

Children’s mental health – a podcast on World Mental Health Day 2018

This podcast episode from The Mental Health Foundation comes on World Mental Health Day 2018, the theme of which is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

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 Cope with Money Worries

When you’re struggling with financial responsibilty, your mental health can often be affected. The NHS has put together this webpage to help anyone, not just young people, cope with the pressures of finances. It contains a number of helpful hints and tips to guide you through financial process while maintaining your mental health.

How to Start a Conversation with Children about Mental Health

Adults can be concerned that they might not have the answers to children’s questions or that they might say something wrong. This webpage from the Mentally Healthy Schools website contains information about why you should talk to children about mental health, what schools can do, starting a conversation, what to do in the classroom, what to do with a child and some ways we can start a conversation with a child.

Download

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has produced a booklet for primary and secondary schools to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help children and young people in their care.

A Theme for You 2019 – Mental Health Foundation

A blog post from the Mental Health Foundation, encouraging readers to create a ‘theme’ for themselves for the New Year, maybe as an alternative to the traditional New Year’s Resolution.

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.

Research/report View all research / reports

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.

Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing in Secondary Schools

We know that 1 in 10 children and young poepl experiences a mental health issue at any one time. School leaders, teachers and support staff play a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils. This booklet aims to offers practical guidance about what school staff can do to support mental health, and how to help if they are concerned about a child or young person.

Time To Devliver

Children and Young People’s Mental Health: The State of the Nation was published in April 2016.The report found that specialist child and adolescent mental health services are turning away, on average, nearly a quarter (23 per cent) of the young people referred to them for help.

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.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid England is on a mission to train one in ten of the population in England in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) skills because we all have mental health. mental health education empowers people to care for themselves and others. By reducing stigma through understanding, we hope to break down barriers to the support that people may need to stay well, recover, or manage their symptoms to thrive in learning, work and life.

Introduction to Children and Young People’s Mental Health Training

Do you work with young people? Find out how you can promote their mental health and wellbeing and improve their access to services and support. This course lasts either a full day or half a day and is perfect for anyone who works with children or young people. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: apply the latest conceptual models for thinking about mental health and mental health problems in teenagers, describe current theories and research covering attachment, brain development, risk and resilience, and finally explore your own perspective on child and young people’s mental health alongside other points of view including young people’s voices as a foundation for further learning.

Online course

Preparing Vulnerable Children for the Holidays

In this video seminar, Dr. Pooky Knightsmith explains how to help support vulnerable young people in the run up to the summer holiday. The informative seminar is supported by downloadable handouts that help teachers and support staff make holiday plans with young people so they know what to expect, who to turn to, and what their responsibilities are during the course of the break.

The Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community

Join the Young Minds 360° Schools’ Community to get regular tips and advice and learn more about workshops, training and resources from this wonderful organisation.

News article

13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children’s Mental Health

We owe it to kids - who don’t have a vote - to make their wellbeing a priority. That’s what this Huffington Post article aims to set out 13 ways that the provision of young people’s mental health services can be improved. The reasons are well thought out and supported with evidence. So if you care about young people’s mental health, maybe you should show it by shouting loud enough for your government to hear.

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.