Resources

Mental Health and Resilience

A range of resources have been developed to enable schools greater support around the area of Mental Health and Resilience.

Links to resources from other organisations have also been provided if we think these will be useful for you.


If you are struggling to find resources around a related topic area, please do get in touch to let us know: healthyschool.training@cmft.nhs.uk

Resources

Future in Mind Report (2015)

This document, published by the Department of Health, makes a number of proposals to improve mental health services for young people by 2020. These include: tackling stigma and improving attitudes to mental illness, introducing more access and waiting time standards for services, establishing ‘one stop shop’ support services in the community, and improving access for children and young people who are particularly vulnerable.

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Future in Mind- Information for Children and Young People

This easy read version of the Future in Mind report provides an insight into how the Department of Health and the NHS are working together to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in England. It explains the five main ideas behind the report and why things need to change as well as the 2020 vision and how services can work together to make this happen.

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Mental Health and Well-being Policy for Schools and Colleges - example policy and guidance

Example policy and guidance on creating a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

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Snapshot - Depression Lesson (Age 13+)

This Snapshot resource contains a lesson plan, powerpoint and film to help young people understand and talk about depression.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Snapshot - Exam Stress and Anxiety Lesson (Age 13+)

This Snapshot resource contains a lesson plan, powerpoint and film to help young people deal with and discuss exam stress and anxiety.

This resource is only available for Manchester Schools

Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools (Booklet)

Over 50% of mental illnesses start before the age of 14 and 1 in 10 children and young people has a mental health disorder. This booklet, produced by Anna Freud, aims to support all staff working in school settings to understand how best to help the children and young people in their care. It covers a range of mental health concerns, describes signs you might recognise and offers straightforward and practical guidance about what to do if you are worried about a child or young person.

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The Resilient Classroom Resource Pack

Produced by Young Minds, this resource pack for teachers and pastoral staff contains a range of activities based on the Resilience Framework developed by Professor Angie Hart. Designed to promote and encourage resilience amongst students, these activities can be used in isolation or incorporated into a wider scheme.


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Understanding Anxiety and Panic Attacks

This booklet, produced by the mental health charity MIND, is aimed at anyone who experiences anxiety. It looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and how you can reduce it to a manageable level. It also provides some information about severe anxiety, including panic attacks and panic disorder.

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