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Mental Health

Resources, Guidance and Advice

MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds

Good Books for Tough Times ages 8-12

Children and Mental Health - The role of education - parliament.UK

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

Alzheimers SocietyDementia - Creating a Dementia-Friendly Generation



Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference mental health

Time to Change - #nojudgement

Time to Change - Resources for senior leaders


Self Harm

No Harm Done - Self-harm resources for young people

Supporting Young People who Self-Harm: Help Sheets - These info sheets address all the questions Pooky Knightsmith, mental health ambassador and educator, is most frequently asked. Please use and share.

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.

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



Child Bereavement UK - rebuilding lives together

Unexpected or Traumatic Death of a Pupil - A comprehensive guide for educational settings and Early Years Providers

Winston's Wish - the charity for bereaved children 

This pack from Gloucestershire County Council contains factual information, case studies, a book list with suggested reading as well as other avenues for guidance, support and advice. It aims to promote greater understanding of grief, highlight the importance of listening and also some templates for sharing information. Below are two links for charities that provide more information as well as some resources from the Child Bereavement Trust. 


Guidance and Articles 

PSHE AssociationMental Health and PSHE Education Briefing - PSHE Association


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

Article from BBC News - Teaching primary school children about mental health

13 Things The Next Government Needs To Do To Improve Children’s Mental Health - Huffington Post

The Guardian - Children need to know stress is normal, not necessarily a mental health problem.

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


Useful Websites

Alpha Wellbeing - provides quality support for mental and emotional wellbeing through training and consultancy

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

Mind - for better mental health

MHFA - 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.

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


NHS On Your Mind poster


When I Worry About Things:  A primary mental health series from BBC Teach- aimed at 8-13s

This powerful animated series sees young people discuss their own experiences.

PLEASE NOTE: These clips cover themes which may upset some viewers. Teacher review is recommended prior to use in the classroom.

OCD and Depression:

Being A Bully:


Being Bullied:

Panic Attacks: