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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






Alzheimers SocietyClick 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

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

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

Time to Change - #nojudgement

Time to change - Resources for senior leaders

Self Harm

Young people who self harm - A guide for school staff (Uni of Oxford)


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

PSHE Association


Mental 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



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:

  • Puberty
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Learning differences
  • Bullying



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.

20/10/16 The Guardian - Children need to know stress is normal, not necessarily a mental health problem. The definition of what constitutes a mental health problem is too broad. In other words, what would have in the past been put down to naughtiness has been turned into a need, and grounds for potential psychological or even psychiatric intervention. Read more by clicking on the title.

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


Mentally Healthy Schools

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.  

My Mum's got a Dodgy Brain from ForMed Films on Vimeo.

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:




Being Bullied:


Panic Attacks:


 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

Mental Health Break poster

Please click on the poster for printable version.

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