This site is aimed at combating the issues associated with drug and alcohol abuse among many young people in the UK. The site provides information and harm reduction advice around drugs and alcohol including tools that can be used by young people to address substance related needs.
This website offers a wide range of advice and guidance for parents and professionals on the challenges of parenting. Family Lives is a UK based charity and has an extensive list of resources online to access, not least its parent channel tv that guides parents and professionals through a range of different topics and age ranges to effectively parent.
This website is designed to help you make a difference to children and young people's lives, by giving you tools to respond helpfully when they are troubled. It is a one-stop shop for practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people's troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental well-being.
Making Sense of Mental Health has been developed to support staff working in special needs schools to understand the mental health of children and young people with complex needs. This interactive, online training, which aims to support staff in understanding, identifying and responding to the mental health needs of children and young people with complex needs.
MindEd is a portal that provides free, completely open access online bite-sized chunks of 'e-learning' available on tablets, phones or computers to help adults to identify, understand and support children and young people with mental health issues.
The learning materials are written and edited by leading experts from the UK and around the world. Different learning pathways can be followed according to professional or other interests. The e-learning is applicable to a wide range of learners across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings.
The full curriculum can be accessed via the following link:
To complement the existing MindEd e-learning, dynamic new resources have been produced to provide expert information that families can trust. MindEd for Families provides materials for parents and carers of children and teens struggling with mental health issues.
Covering such topics as:
- What to do in a crisis?
- Parenting difficult children
- Everyday parenting
- Keeping ourselves strong
This new content is available at www.minded.org.uk/families
Papyrus runs a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people (under 35 years) and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.
Rise Above helps 11-16-year-olds build emotional resilience by equipping them with knowledge and skills to deal with pressures they may face. It also provides an online platform through which young people can converse with peers alongside professional support.
This website has large amounts of information on a range of conditions, useful for Parents, young people and professionals to gain a better understanding and get ideas to help manage difficult thoughts and feelings and experiences.
Speak out Stay safe is a service that uses specially trained volunteers to talk to primary school children about abuse. Speak out Stay safe is delivered by specially trained NSPCC staff and volunteers. It consists of an assembly presentation for children aged 4-11 followed by a one-hour classroom workshop for children in years 5/6. The aim is to give them the skills to protect themselves and know where to go for help.
The National CAMHS Support Service produced an e-learning package to provide basic knowledge and awareness of self-harm in children and young people, with advice about ways staff in children’s services can respond.
OpenLearn is the home of free learning from The Open University. It contains short articles by academic experts from the OU and beyond; videos; podcasts and free courses. You can find your own way through the content.
SCIE is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. They provide free e-learning resources on the impact of parental mental health on young people, working in partnership with parents and care planning and intervention. The full range of e-learning resources can be accessed online.
Young Minds is a Charity that offers support and raises awareness of young people’s mental health. They have information on a range of mental health conditions and experiences of young people accessing mental health services. They offer Parent helpline and training for other professionals to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness in young people.
The Oldham whole school and college approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing aim to promote social, emotional and mental wellbeing.
The framework offers practical guidance to schools and colleges to develop knowledge and skills to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent minor problems from escalating into more serious long-term issues.
The document contains key actions that head teachers and college principles can take to embed the whole school approach to emotional health and mental wellbeing.