Taking CARE to promote mental health in schools and collegesThe CARE animation is a short animation for all school and college staff that recognises the importance of supporting children and young people’s mental health in schools and colleges, and offers a simple principle for staff to remember; CARE. (Curious, Approachable, Refer, Empathy).
The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook
A suicide prevention guidebook written by Suicide Crisis' CEO, Joy Hibbins is now available in most booksellers including Waterstones and WHSmith.The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook: How To Support Someone Who Is Having Suicidal Feelings focuses on how to support a friend, family member or colleague who is having suicidal thoughts. The book will also be helpful to professionals who encounter people in crisis in their work.
The book provides advice, skills and strategies to support someone in a suicidal crisis, and help them to survive.
Pre-publication comments include:
“I regularly hear from carers, friends and family that they feel ill-equipped to support their loved ones in their times of need and this book will fill this important gap by offering skills and understanding that can be applied widely.”
Dr Deborah Dover, Deputy Medical Director, Consultant Psychiatrist and Suicide Prevention Lead at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (London) Mental Health NHS Trust
“The generosity of Joy’s knowledge and wisdom is so apparent and the gentle way in which it is shared ensures that no-one who reads this book will ever need to feel that they don’t know what to do when their loved one or friend is needing support for suicidal thoughts. Joy captures answers to all of the questions most people probably don’t even know they have, and there is an abundance of learning here that is readily and easily usable for both family, friends, colleagues or professionals working with people experiencing distress. Her respect and compassion for people in suicidal crisis is most telling. A fantastic contribution to international suicide prevention resources.”
Sonja Eriksen, Trauma and Suicide Prevention Specialist, New Zealand
Joy’s author royalties from sales of the book are being paid directly by the publisher to our charity, so that the charity Suicide Crisis benefits from sales of the book, rather than the author.
Some booksellers have the book on special offer for anyone pre-ordering the book now (such as here at WH Smith):
You can also pre-order it now from Amazon (paperback or Kindle):
Employers wishing to buy several copies of the book for their staff can receive substantial reductions in the cost of the book. Please contact us for more details:
Suicide Crisis is a registered charity which runs a Suicide Crisis Centre and a Trauma Centre.
We have been providing services for eight years and have never had a suicide of a client under our care.
Suicide Crisis is a registered charity (charity no. 1170444).
Registered as a charity in England and Wales.
Suicide Crisis, P.O. Box 1344, Cheltenham. GL50 9FP.
Twitter: @Suicide Crisis
Feeling Good: Promoting Children's Mental Health
Good mental health in childhood is important because it lays the foundations for social and emotional wellbeing throughout life.
Poor mental health affects our children's ability to concentrate at school and home and can make it more difficult for them to learn, communicate and to get on with other people.
Many factors can affect our mental health, and parents can play a key role. This booklet and fun activity sheets provide information and practical ideas to help you build on what you already do to promote positive mental health in your child.
Having good mental health is as important for your child as good physical health. As parents we make sure our children are protected from certain physical illness and we understand that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise help our children to enjoy a healthy life.
Public Health England Resource
This is a fantastic resource featuring content co-created with young people. Designed for ages 11-16 and aims to delay and prevent them from engaging in exploratory risky behaviours and promote good mental health. The resources have been accredited by the PSHE Association and the first phase covers:
- Exam stress
- Body Image in a digital world
- Online stress
- Forming positive relationships
- Bullying and cyberbullying
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
What is Mental Health?
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 Matters Building 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 to provide support on simple, practical advice for a healthier mind.
The Little Book of Mental Health Life Hacks - How to look after your own mental health. Written by the Somerset Young Mental Health Champions
Time to Change - Small things can make a big difference mental health
Time to Change - #nojudgement
Teenage mental health crisis: Rates of depression have soared in the past 25 years - How has society managed to produce a generation of teenagers in which mental health problems are so prevalent?
The Children's Society - We all need to keep poverty in mind
Instagram 'worst for young mental health' - A UK Snapshot Survey has suggested that Instagram is the worst social media platform, when it comes to its impact on young people's mental health. Mental health charities have urged companies to act on increasing user safety.
My 'Mental Health Manifesto' for Britain's Schoolchildren. An interesting article by the Government's first mental health champion.
Hub of Hope - A site that finds nearby mental health services.
Mental Health First Aid England - An educational course which teaches people to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue.
Mind - for better mental health
MindEd - e-learning to support young healthy minds
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Improving the lives of people with mental illness.
Wintston's Wish - the charity for bereaved children