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Mental Health - Key Stage 5

Guidance, Resources and Articles

Children and young people’s mental health — the role of education:

Mental Health and PSHE Education Briefing 2017

How To React When Your Friend Is Talking About Suicide - Refinery 29

Stroud Local Evaluation of the Gloucestershire Mental Health Services and Schools Link Pilot - Final report to NHS Gloucestershire CCG

Ted Talks - Ruby Wax - What's so funny about mental illness?

Little Red Book - Where to go for help on mental health and emotional wellbeing, or if you need someone to talk to

My 'Mental Health Manifesto' for Britain's Schoolchildren - an interesting article by the Government's first mental health champion.

B-Eat - Beating Eating Disorders - Facebook page and message boards for all aspects of eating disorders

National Centre for Eating Disorders - Effective help and treatment for sufferers

Mental Health Foundation - How to look after your mental health

Measuring and monitoring children and young people's mental wellbeing: A toolkit for schools and colleges - Public Health England

The Little Book of Mental Health Life Hacks - how to look after your own mental health. Written by the Somerset Young Mental Health Champions

How to explain why you self-harm to people who don't understand - The Mighty


Pooky Knightsmith -

Why we need to talk about self-harm - Pooky's opinions. She hopes to sway any reluctant colleagues that we really do need to have these important discussions.

No Harm Done - Self-harm resources for young people


Useful Websites

Mind - a charity for better mental health

NHS Choices - Mental Health - Help and support with bereavement, depression and more.

The Samaritans - Support available around the clock for anyone

Gloucestershire Self Harm Helpline - provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental and informative space for people who self harm, their friends, families and carers.

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Improving the lives of people with mental illness

MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Mental Health First Aid England - An educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.