1. Additional resources for Thriving, Getting advice and signposting and Getting help
Measuring and monitoring children and young people’s mental wellbeing: A toolkit for schools and colleges.https://www.annafreud.org/schools-and-colleges/resources/mental-health-toolkit-for-schools/
This toolkit aims to raise awareness amongst school and college staff of the range of validated tools that are available to help measure the mental wellbeing of students and to help school and college leaders make use of the data to identify the mental wellbeing needs of students and determine how best to address them.
The Boxall assessment tool provides teachers and professionals working with children and young people with an insight into their world, allowing them to think about what might lie behind challenging behaviour and what their needs might be. Once needs have been identified, the Boxall Profile can be used to plan and review the support offered to pupils
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
A good mix of resources for those who need advice and signposting
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Written Information for children and young people, parents and carers, about young people’s mental health. Written by psychiatrists and young people working together. Can also be bought as a printed pack.
Mind Ed for Families
https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people/ Mind Ed is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.
MindEd for families contains advice, information, hints and tips to help understand when problems occur and how best to give support.
Every Mind Matters
(www.nhs.uk Children's mental health - Every Mind Matters - NHS)
Advice and information on a range of mental health issues
https://healthyschoolscp.org.uk/ How to use resilience development strategies consistently and regularly within the classroom
Charlie Waller memorial Trust
https://charliewaller.org/ Free guides and workbooks for professionals, parents, young people and others interested in mental and emotional wellbeing. All resources are available as free downloads. https://charliewaller.org/resources
https://www.childline.org.uk/ Safe and reliable content on getting advice and support, also tools to aid relaxation and coping skills etc. https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/
https://www.youngminds.org.uk/ The site offers three different services to parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s mental health up to the age of 25. Helpline, email service and webchat.
Also advice and information for young people
Mental health and wellbeing information
YMCA Trinity Group
- Looking after your mental health:
For primary, secondary, FE, SEND, PRU, Parents and carers.
Small Talks can make a Big Difference - YMCA England & Wales
Small Talks is about taking the time to have these conversations and ensuring that we all make ourselves available to listen.
Changing attitudes to body image.
Talk to Frank
https://www.talktofrank.com/ Information about drugs/ drug use.
National Autistic Society
https://www.autism.org.uk/ This section of the website offers advice and guidance about mental health difficulties in the context of autism https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/mental-health
https://www.mencap.org.uk/ Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. Services include an online community. Information about mental health.
The website carries a large list of links of services and organisations for families with a child or young person with neurological conditions (ASD and ADHD for example and other disabilities.
For under 25s
Apps and tools, discussion boards, group chat service, speak to the team and advice about local services. https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support
( see also in getting help in a crisis section below )
Mermaids supports transgender, non- binary and gender diverse young people and children and their families up to their 20th birthday,
Pinpoint is a charity supporting parents and carers, especially those with children with additional needs and disabilities. It provides information, advice, support groups, respite.
https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ is the UK’s national charity in relation to eating disorders. The site has information and advice, free downloads and resources, a 365 days a year helpline, chatrooms and email contact.
Additional information about eating disorders is available on many websites already mentioned above.
https://harmless.org.uk/ Harmless is an organisation working to address and overcome issues related to self-harm and suicide delivering support, information, training and consultation to cover all aspects of need under this broad suicide prevention agenda
NHS resource for self- harm
Where to get help for self- harm
Additional information about self- harm is available on many of the websites mentioned above.
Hope Again is the youth website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It has been created for young people, by young people. It offers support, advice and a type of signposting service, solely online to children and young people who have lost a loved one/s
See also links to organisations and crisis support information in the sections on Getting more help and Getting risk support
Various support for professionals covering a range of topics https://www.stonewall.org.uk/best-practice-toolkits-and-resources-0
Parent/carers awareness sessions on selected topics
NSPCC ( National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children) https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-is-child-abuse/types-of-abuse/domestic-abuse/Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. It can seriously harm children and young people and witnessing domestic abuse is child abuse.
Respect. https://www.respect.uk.net/pages/44-work-with-young-people-s-violence-and-abuse Respect Young People's Service addresses the use of violence and abuse in children's and young people's close relationships
NSPCC ( National Society for the prevention of cruelty to children https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/children-race-racism-racial-bullying/ Advice about how to talk to children about race and racism, and how to support a child who’s experiencing racial bullying.