All about Mental Health
MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
Here are some mental health conditions that you may have heard of:
- Depression (a helpful Newsround Guide to Depression can be found here)
- Anxiety (a helpful Newsround Guide to Anxiety can be found here)
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (often known as 'OCD')
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Bi-polar disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (often known as 'ADHD')
Mental illness can develop at any time. It may not last forever and people do get better. Mental Illness is different to developmental disabilities or learning disabilities. Developmental disabilities (such as Aspergers and Autism) are a permanent condition developing in early childhood at the latest. Some people are born with a disability, but others may develop one as a result of an accident or illness when they were a child. Having a developmental disability means that people find it harder to learn certain life skills.
The following websites have detailed information on different mental health conditions:
- The Health Talks website gives information on mental health conditions through people's personal experiences.
- The Young Minds website has lots of information specifically about young people's mental health. Including information for:
Young People Parents
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists has lots of information and leaflets on children’s mental health.
- Cerebra have produced a great guide for parents around anxiety
- Parents and carers may also find the MindEd website of use as it has details of a range of common problems that young people may experience.
- Youthoria is a website for young people in Cambridgeshire which offers information on topics such as bullying, coping with someone dying and self-harm: