Illnesses and conditions

Time for You

Sessions and workshops to support young people aged 10-16 affected by the death or knowledge that someone important to them is dying from an incurable illness. Fun and interactive programme of creative therapies and outdoor activities aims, free of charge, Saturday mornings 10.00am-12.00pm at Clifford House, S11 9PX. For more information or to join call Liz on 0114 235 7498 or email here.

The Small Creature - British Heart Foundation pack for bereaved children

A British Heart Foundation pack for children aged 3-8 who are coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. This resource helps parents, grandparents, carers, and guardians to encourage children to express the sentiments that they never got the chance to say, as well as learning how to hold onto the memories of those they loved.

Minds, Myths and Me

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.

When Someone Has A Very Serious Illness. Children Can Learn To Cope With Loss And Change

Book to help younger children understanding and feelings about illness and change, including basic concepts of illness and healthy coping skills. Includes lots of space for drawings. 

MindEd

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.

Supporting children who have a parent with 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.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

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.

NHS Health A-Z - Conditions and treatments

Information about conditions, treatments and support for carers

Easy health leaflets

Large range of leaflets on different topics, explained in an accessible format

The Site

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.