Children and Young People's Mental Health Directory
About this directory
This directory is based largely on a resource produced by Public Health England and London Grid for Learning - providing links to some school-ready resources from a range of different organisations.
If there is a site you think should be added please email Philippa Leary, Kingston Digital Health project co-ordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the right of this page to send over the link. Thank you
Charitable organisation offering an online course for young people (aged 14-18 years) to help with self-harm. It provides online group course, and video based courses for individuals.
Charitable organisation offering support for anyone affected by eating disorders, or difficulties with food, weight and shape. It provides information, online support groups, how to find help in a local area, a helpline, and a youth helpline for under 18's.
The death of a pupil, a parent or a member of staff can have a significant impact on the school community. Schools have a unique role in helping grieving children and young people. Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement, and has a wide range of information, resources and training for schools.
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Although aimed at young people, their site has a wealth of useful information.
Designed to help young people find mental health support in their area.
Gives young people accessible information on mental health disorders and the possible prescribed medications for these issues.
I Gotta Feeling
A booklet designed for young people about things young people have found helped them feel better if they felt sad, stressed or angry. Produced by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Evidence Based Practice Unit, UCL and Anna Freud Centre.
The Jubilee Centre
A Character Education course developed by Ian Morris (Wellington College) and Colleagues at University of Birmingham’s Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. The course is aimed at 11-16yrs. The resources include lesson plans, presentations and worksheets for use in the classroom. Topics include emotions, stress, resilience and mental health.
An online portal aimed at anyone that works with children and young people that provides e-learning on identifying a mental health issue and how best to act on it.
This is an Australian website which provides a flexible framework of stand-alone modules covering different student wellbeing topics including animation, videos, interactive tools and downloadable resources.
Watch this collection of videos to find out about different mental health conditions and the help and support available, plus advice on coping with life events and how lifestyle can impact mental health
The National Association of Independent and Non-Maintained Special Schools’ (NASS) have produced an e-learning resource to support schools working with children with SEN to identify and address their mental health needs.
Place 2 Be
Place2Be supports the development of emotionally healthy young people, who are resilient and receptive to learning, focusing on Key Stage 3. The outcomes show positive change in pupil behaviour and emotional wellbeing, leading to higher attendance, less class disruption and better academic performance’.
An online resource and social movement for young people designed to build young people’s resilience and empower them to make positive choices for their health (including drugs, alcohol, smoking, body confidence, relationships and exam stress). Aimed at 11-16 year olds, ‘Rise Above’ aims to build young people’s skills by encouraging them to engage with a range of situational resources rather than providing them with information only.
Teaching resources to help schools develop the skills that young people need to cope with life's challenges - DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening). It covers emotional health, coping strategies, dealing with feelings and connecting with others (communication skills). The resources include teachers' notes, staff training sessions, staff training slides, DEAL introduction video, assessment activities, DEAL background information, and audio-visual resources.
Free access to the Teachers TV video archive is available via the TES website. This includes a section on emotional and wellbeing videos.
Support and information for young people (ages 16-25 years) available by articles and videos, shared experiences, moderated discussion boards, live chat rooms, and advise from trained advisors.
An online resource for non-mental health professionals who are working with young people with mental health problems.
Young Minds provide a range of support for young people’s mental health and wellbeing. This includes free, practical resources to support pupil’s academic resilience and training.
Youth information, advice and counselling service. A joined-up solution to young people’s mental health and social needs.