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Mental Health

CYPS Practitioner Advice Line
01452 894272
Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns
CYPS Practitioner Advice Line
01452 894272
Guidance for professionals in Gloucestershire working with young people with mental health or emotional wellbeing concerns

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Growing up is meant to be one of the very best times in anyone’s life but it can also be tough. Children and young people of this generation have new challenges to face including the prevalence of social media and the changing world of work.

The emotional wellbeing of children and young people has a significant impact on all areas of their lives including academic achievement and their relationships with friends and family. Mental health problems are common and it is vital the young people get the support they need. 75% of adult mental health illness starts before the age of 18. Schools are key to identifying those that need help and school staff are often the first people young people will speak to if they have a problem.

Horizon: Why did I go mad? Arguably the one mental health condition that scares more people than any other- schizophrenia or psychosis. Only now is it being slowing understood.

If you need to speak to someone regarding a young person’s mental health please contact the CYPS Practitioner Advice Line on 01452 894272 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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Against the Odds

Why is it that young African Caribbean men's mental health is no worse than that of their white peers, but during adulthood they are far more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia or to be detained under that Mental Health Act? "Racism is subtle, with people telling you that you can't amount to anything. There is a huge lack of appropriate role models"



Young Minds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people

Our Goals

To keep ourselves focused and on track, we’ve set out 4 key strategic aims:

  1. Foster innovation to meet the needs of vulnerable and excluded children and young people.
  2. Promote good mental health to more children and young people than ever before.
  3. Champion the voices of young people and parents to influence mental health policy and practice.
  4. Inspire excellence to achieve transformed, integrated services.




Seven Magic Mental Health Questions every teacher should know

Natasha Devon (21/08/2017)

The strategic use of these 'magic questions' can pull pupils out of a depression or anxiety 'thought bog', writes mental health expert Natasha Devon


Drugs alone won't cure the epidemic of depression. We need a strategy

Mark Rice-Oxley (03/07/2017 - The Guardian)

Mark Rice- Oxley is author of Underneath the Lemon Tree: A Memoir of Depression and Recovery. Click on the heading to read the full report

Social Media blamed for big rise in girls self-harming

Sky News 19/10/2017

There has been a big rise in reports of girls self-harming, with experts suggesting digital media may be to blame. Click on the heading to read more

Girls are facing a mental health crisis – and it’s not just because of Instagram 











In 2017 there has been report after report of a growing gender divide in mental health, with rising rates of mental illness among girls and young women. There has been little action to tackle these. In 2018, we have an opportunity to get things right. Click here to read the full report - The Guardian 27/12/2017


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