Information booklet for young people who live with someone with a mental illness. Designed for young people, by young people, it is packed full of useful information including sections on understanding mental health, support services, getting help and advice and suggestions for looking after your own well-being.
Guidelines for those working with children and young people, including information about what self-harm and its causes, the cycle of self-harm/cutting, coping strategies, how to help, plus resources including a school’s checklist for self-harm procedures and practices, an incident form sample and a fact sheet for parent/carers.
Royal College of Psychiatrists report including best practice and wide range of resources
Free educational resources containing advice, guidance and information on managing a wide range of mental health issues including short (20–30 minutes) online learning sessions to help adults identify mental health problems in children and young people.
Book that aims to help 5 to 11 year-olds understand what is happening to a family member who may be experiencing a mental illness.
Booklet for professionals including information on impacts of caring for a parent with mental illness, legislation and guidance, and practical actions you can take.
Sheffield CAMHS website to help young people help people who might be struggling to cope emotionally. Includes information about common mental health issues and coping strategies.
Range of publications specifically tailored information for young people, parents, teachers and carers about mental health. The RCPsych also has a new App which gives instant access to the College’s mental health information leaflets, animations and podcasts.
Excellent resource with very practical tips around working with children who care for someone with mental illness.
Mental health support for 11-17 yr olds, including online mentoring and counselling.
Toolkit for schools including information on indicators of possible mental health difficulties, actions schools can take and contact details for support agencies.
Range of useful resources from Australia around parental mental illness for children, parents and professionals.
Contains information about many issues that may affect or worry for young people, including a range of mental health conditions and self-harm, housing, money, and drugs and alcohol.
A self-support group for anyone aged over 18 who has lost a friend or family member by suicide which meets monthly in a Sheffield city centre location.