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Mental Health - Key Stage 5

Guidance, Resources and Articles

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

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

 

Resources

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

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

Mental Health Foundation - How to look after your mental health

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.

MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

Self Harm

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

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

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.

 

Suicide 

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

The Samaritans - Support available around the clock for anyone

 

Diseases of the body garner so much sympathy- but not the diseases of the brain. Why is that?With dazzling energy and humour, Ruby Wax- diagnosed a decade ago with clinical depression, urges us to put an end to the stigma of mental illness

Articles

05/05/17 Refinery29 - How To React When Your Friend Is Talking About Suicide With its gripping story, visceral emotions and penchant for stirring up controversy, 13 Reasons Why has also instigated several difficult discussions about suicide. So what can you do to help friends who talk about hurting themselves? A lot, it turns out.

23/09/17 The Guardian - How can we improve the mental health of girls and women? Girls and women are excelling in many fields, but figures show increased anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm. The modern world poses many challenges for girls such as promoting fierce competition and a 'have it all' culture.

 

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