Battle Scars have produced a journal for 10-17 year olds who live in the UK and suffer with self-harm.
The book must be ordered by the young person If you're a carer or a professional, you need to show this page to the young person and let them decide whether they wish to order it or not -they must be ready to work on their self-harm, NEVER FORCE anyone to try.
You can request the Discovery Journal for free - click here. It will be posted out in a discreet padded envelope with no mention of Battle Scars or self-harm.
Anxiety Resources & Animation
Anxiety is a normal emotion – it’s one of our body’s natural reactions to stress.
For young people, some level of anxiety is normal as they grow up and learn to navigate the world.
However, it’s important that they have the tools to manage feelings of anxiety, and can tell the difference between normal emotions and more severe anxiety which is interfering with their everyday life.
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
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 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)