CORONA VIRUS

Resources for mental health and wellbeing:

Coronavirus Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

 

ONLINE SAFETY

Staying safe on Facebook and some of the myriad safety settings you need to keep in place to ensure privacy:

Online Safety At Home

Protect yourself on Facebook

Child Internet Safety Spring 2015

Thinkuknow

Report Abuse – CEOP

How porn is damaging our children

NSPCC Net aware

NSPCC – Preventing abuse

Discussing online safety with your child

Childnet International Hot Topics

Parents Guide for Safe YouTube and Internet Streaming for Kids

 

CEOP Resources on Nude Selfies. These are new resources for parents to support you in having conversations with their children about the sharing of pictures online.

Film One: Understanding Why

Film Two: Talking to your child

Film Three: When should I be worried?

Film Four: How to get help

 

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Young Mindswww.youngminds.org.uk

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine – www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk

A free resource for all year 9- 13 pupils to help them cope with stress, emotional health and mental health issues

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families

Supporting friends with their mental health

Youth Wellbeing Directory

Jargon Buster

Self-Care

Receiving Support

 

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY

Charlie Walker Memorial Trust – www.cwmt.org.uk

Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it

Depression Alliancewww.depressionalliance.org

Depression Alliance provides information and support to people with depression and their carers, also details of local self help groups. Tel: 0845 123 2320

Mind – www.mind.org.uk

National mental health charity, which offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression. It also lists details of local Mind Association. Info line: 0300 123 3393

The British Psychological Societywww.bps.org.uk

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapistwww.babcp.com

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapywww.bacp.co.uk

The phrase ‘how are you? – www.youtube.com

A short video exploring this question

Music – Using music as a coping strategy for mental health

Short Film –  Anxiety

6 ways to make life more manageable

Short FilmExams stress

Ideas for reducing the impact of exam stress

 

SUICIDE & PSYCHOSIS

Bipolar UKwww.bipolaruk.org.uk

This organisation provides support and advice for people with manic depression, their families and carers. Tel: 0207 931 6480 or 0333 323 3880

Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centrewww.eppic.org.au

Website for people with first episode psychosis with comprehensive downloadable information sheets for young people and families.

Voice Collectivewww.voicecollective.co.uk

Peer support for young people to hear, see & sense things that others don’t.

ReThink – www.rethink.org

They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Life after my husband’s suicide – Sue Henderson – www.youtube.com

In her book, Sue draws on 25 years as a social worker, 15 years as a parent widowed by suicide and research into bereavement to create a book that is part memoir, part guide.

Resource – How to support someone bereaved by suicide

 

SELF-HARM AND EATING DISORDERS

Eating Disorders video

I think my child has an eating disorder – what should I say?

No Harm Done

Short film on self-harm.

Stopping self-harming

This video is aimed at anyone who is currently struggling with self-harm and is keen to find healthier ways to manage

Understanding Self Harm

This booklet is for anyone who self-harms, and their friends and family. It explains what self-harm is, the reasons for it and how to go about making changes..

Self-harm videos and info sheets for professionals, parents and pupils
You are welcome to use these resources developed in partnership with Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in any way you see fit.

 

NEW VIDEOS

Eating Disorders: 10 warning signs you should look out for

Eating Disorders: are they different in adults? How? What does this mean for recovery?

Inclusion using the Low Arousal Approach – Pooky talks to Gareth Morewood

Self-Harm Question: ‘Does the urge to self-harm ever go away?’

Autism, Anorexia & Me – Gareth Morewood (SEND expert) interviews Pooky

 

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Adolescent Volcanoes: Helping Adolescents and their Parents to Deal with Anger

Thera-Build® with LEGO®: A Playful Therapeutic Approach for Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Children

Hope with eating disorders

Teenagers translated: A Parent’s Survival Guide 

 

KNIFE CRIME AND THE ASSOCIATED RISKS

Childline – Gun and knife crime

Useful information for children and young people about knife crime and what they can do if they are involved.

County Lines

The practice of criminal gangs moving drugs from urban centres for sale in burgeoning markets in provincial towns

If your child is in a gang

Information for parents

Knife Free Campaign

Information on the Knife Free Campaign

Top tips for knife safety

A project which helps kids deal with knife crime.

 

SUPPORT CHILDREN THROUGH FAMILY BREAKUPS

Separation, divorce and contact

Supporting your child through your separation

Help with separation and divorce

 

LGBT+

www.fflag.org.uk/

www.nhs.uk/livewell/transhealth/documents/livingmylife.pdf

www.gids.nhs.uk/

www.genderedintelligence.co.uk/trans-community/resources

Guide for Parents of LGBT+ Children

 

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

www.barnardos.org.uk/Spot the signs

 

ANTI-BULLYING (Useful resources)

Bullying – Advice for Parents

Laws about Online Behaviour

 

DEALING WITH BEREAVEMENT

https://help2makesense.org

https://www.daisysdream.org.uk/​

https://www.tcf.org.uk

https://www.cruse.org.uk/

 

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Parents Protect – Together we can prevent child sexual abuse

NSPCC – What is child sexual exploitation

NSPCC – Children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours

Pace – Parents against child exploitation

FGM Aware – Resources and information to help tackle FGM