Winston's Wish - The Charity for Bereaved Children
Click on the logo to access information, resources and activities to help educate children and young people (ages 5-25) about dementia and the importance of good mental health to support social action in your community with the Alzheimer's Society. National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22
Little Red Book - Where to go for help on mental health and emotional wellbeing, or if you need someone to talk to
MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds
Young people, schools and bereavement 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 some resources from the Child Bereavement Trust.
Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference to mental health
Children's Mental Health Week 2019 took place 4th - 10th February and it hightlighted the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
To support your class and promote the importance of mental wellbeing we've compiled this collection of resources for use with both primary and secondary students.
The themes explored in this collection include:
01/12/16 BBC News - Teaching primary school children about mental health The mental health of our children is a rising area of concern and one which schools are trying to combat. Emma Jane Kirby reports from South London about a scheme that involves teaching primary schoolchildren about mental health through fun games and workbooks.
Mentally Healthy Schools is a new website to help primary school staff support the mental health of your pupils.
The Duchess of Cambridge has launched a mental health website for schools to help teachers dispel untrustworthy internet advice. It is designed to suit English primary schools and includes more than 1,500 resources designed to help teachers talk to children about issues ranging from bereavement to eating disorders.
The CARE animation is aimed at all staff, including support staff and those who may not have direct contact with pupils. We recommend that schools and colleges use the animation in one of the following ways:
On a staff training day.
In a staff briefing or team meeting
Send the animation and resources out in a staff bulletin
A film for children made by children who have a parent with a mental health problem, made in collaboration with Devon Partnership NHS trust.
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:
Voices of children: "Are they shouting because of me?"
Much of the research into the impact on children of living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health is from the perspective of adults – with limited insights from children themselves. We wanted to hear directly from children what it was like to live in these households. This article (July 2018) highlights the voices of children living in households with domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and mental health issues. Click here to view the full article
Help children and young people talk about loneliness
A recent national survey of children and young people showed that one in ten 11 to 22 year olds reported often or always feeling lonely.
New to our schools programme, NHS approved Every Mind MattersBuilding connections resources aim to encourage young people in Year 6, KS3 and KS4 to discuss loneliness and provide them with self-care techniques they can use when they’re feeling lonely.
To support teacher's on mental health, the Every Mind Matters tool is available on the School Zone to provide support on simple, practical advice for a healthier mind. (27.11.2020)