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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Professionals Mental Health Support



Self Harm

  • Pooky Knightsmith (2015) Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: A Guide to Whole School Support and Practical Strategies. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Keith Hawton and Karen Rodham (2006) By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Carol Fitzpatrick (2012) A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Understanding and responding to children and young people at risk of self harm and suicide.(2014)CPFT http://www.cpft.nhs.uk/U%20R%20CYP%20at%20risk%20of%20selfharm%20and%20suicide%202014%20v1%20electronic.pdf


  • Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin (2015) Can I Tell you about Depression?: A guide for friends, family and professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Anxiety,panic attacks and phobias

    • Amita Jassi and Sarah Hull (2013) Can I Tell you about OCD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Susan Conners (2011) The Tourette Syndrome & OCD Checklist: A practical reference for parents and teachers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass 

    Suicidal thoughts

    • Keith Hawton and Karen Rodham (2006) By Their Own Young Hand: Deliberate Self-harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Terri A.Erbacher, Jonathan B. Singer and Scott Poland (2015) Suicide in Schools:
    • A Practitioner’sGuide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. New York: Routledge

    Eating Disorders

    • Bryan Lask and Lucy Watson (2014) Can I tell you about Eating Disorders?: A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Pooky Knightsmith (2015) Self-Harm and Eating Disorders in Schools: A Guide to Whole School Support and Practical Strategies. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
    • Pooky Knightsmith (2012) Eating Disorders Pocketbook. Teachers’ Pocketbooks


    Online Support

    Self harm

    www.SelfHarm.co.uk A project dedicated to supporting young people impacted by self harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and obtain help to overcome difficulties. It also provides information about how to stay safe

     National Self-Harm Network: www.nshn.co.uk provides crisis support, information and resources, advice, discussion and distractions and is available 24/7. Also supports and provides information for families and carers


    www.youngminds.org.uk Information and advice. Parent’s helpline.

     www.cwmt.org.uk The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust seeks to equip young people to look after their mental wellbeing and to help people to recognise the signs of depression in themselves and others so that they know when to seek help.

     www.inhand.org.uk  A digital friend that provides young people with tools, advice and activities when their mental health is at risk

     CHUMS http://chums.uk.com/low-mood-and-feeling-sad/

     CWMT https://www.cwmt.org.uk/parents-guide

    Anxiety, panic attacks and phobias

    Anxiety UK: www.anxietyuk.org.uk 

    Headspace app: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app  and https://www.headspace.com/kids  Themed sessions on meditation. For adults, children and young people

     Calm: https://www.calm.com/  Meditation app to reduce anxiety and improve sleep

    CHUMS http://chums.uk.com/ anxiety

    Guidance and advice documents

    Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools The Department of Education (2016)



    Supporting mental health in schools and colleges. Department for education. (Aug 2017) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supporting-mental-health-in-schools-and-colleges



    Statutory guidance for schools and colleges. Department of Education (2016)



    Statutory guidance for governing bodies of maintained schools and proprietors of academies in England. Department for Education (2014)



    Special educational needs and disability (SEND) Department of Education and Department of Health ( 2014)



    Future in mind – promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. A report produced by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Taskforce to examine how to improve mental health services for children and young people. Department of Health (2015)



    NICE guidance on social and emotional wellbeing in primary education (2008)


    This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner children aged under 5 years and all children in primary and secondary education


    NICE guidance on social and emotional wellbeing in secondary education (2009)


    This guideline covers interventions to support social and emotional wellbeing among young people aged 11–19 years who are in full-time education


    A Whole school framework for emotional well-being and mental health. National Children’s Bureau ( 2015) https://www.ncb.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachment/NCB%20School%20Well%20Being%20Framework%20Leaders%20Resources%20FINAL.pdf


    Improving the mental health of children and young people in England. PHE (2016)



    The Mental Health of Children and young people in England PHE (2016)



    Promoting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing. A whole school and college approach. PHE (2015).



    Children and young people’s mental health – the role of education. First joint report of the Education and health Committees of Session 2016-17 House of Commons. May 2017.



    Education, Education, Education, Mental Health. Supporting secondary schools to play a central role in early intervention. IPPR ( 2015 )





    Mentally Healthy Schools

    Mentally Healthy Schools is a new website to help primary school staff support the mental health of their pupils



    Schools in Mind

    Schools in Mind is a free network for school staff and allied professionals which shares academic and clinical expertise regarding the wellbeing and mental health issues that affect schools.




    Local Guidance documents


    Advice and guidance on information sharing can be found at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/data-protection-and-foi/information-and-data-sharing/sharing-information-on-children-and-young-people/


    Cambridgeshire Public Mental Health Strategy (2015-2018) http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/documents/s30639/Summary%20Public%20Mental%20Health%20Strategy.pdf


    Cambridgeshire PSHE Service provides a range of resources to support whole school approaches to mental health. www.cccschoolservices.org.uk


    Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Transformation Plan for children’s and young people’s emotional/mental health and wellbeing. Refreshed 2016/2017



    Assessment toolkit


    Integrated Front Door (Safeguarding and early help)  https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/working-together-children-families-and-adults/how-we-work/children-and-families-services/integrated-front-door-safeguarding-and-early-help/

    Email  Early.helphub@cambridgeshire.gcsx.gov.uk


    Social Care/Think family


    SEND Specialist services








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