Mental Health - We need to talk about it

Exam Stress 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1HsY1X8ySjKBMVXPVCbP4qH/exam-stress

 

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/Coping-with-exam-stress.aspx

 

19 Teen Books That Deal with Mental Health

http://scottishbooktrust.com/reading/book-lists/19-teen-books-that-deal-with-mental-health

 

Depression

 

Cool heads: stress essentials

www.healthscotland.com/documents/1485.aspx

This booklet is designed to help young people keep up the fight in the battle of life.  There is lots to help with various traumas they might be facing or might have in the future.

DIPEx

www.healthtalkonline.org/mental_health

Watch, listen and read interviews with people who have personal experience of depression, and find reliable information on treatment and where to find support.

Living Life to the full

www.llttf.com

A Scottish interactive site for depression and anxiety, where users can access cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) treatments online.

LGBT Youth

www.lgbtyouth.org

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people as well as links to local groups.

Depression Alliance

www.derpessionalliance.org/?gclid=CJCivdr0xMoCFQHkwgodSw4NFA

A support network and information resource for anyone living with depression.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Tel: 0300 123 3393

Works to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.  Depression and manic depression fact sheets can be downloaded from the website.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/youthinfo.aspx

This website provides information and resources on mental health for professionals, parents and young people.

The Site

www.thesite.org/mental-health

For those aged 16+, this website run by YouthNet provides information guides on a range of issues (including mental wellbeing) and a non-judgemental Q&A function with expert advisers to respond and offer support.

SeeMe

www.seemescotland.org.uk

‘See Me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

The Lowdown

www.getthelowdown.co.uk

Tel: 0808 802 4444

Advice on mental, physical and sexual health for teenagers.

Youthhealthtalk

www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences

Information on how young people deal with depression.

YoungMinds

www.youngminds.org.uk

Advice for young people about what to do when they have problems that are worrying them.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

www.thecalmzone.net

Tel: 0800 58 58 58

Support for young men who find it hard to talk about their worries.

Who Cares? Scotland

www.whocaresscotland.org

Tel: 0141 226 4441

A voluntary organisation that works directly with Scotland’s children and young people in care.

 

 

 

 

 

Anxiety

 

BBC Online

www.bbc.co.uk/schools

Help with School Issues.

EPIC friends

www.epicfriends.co.uk

Advice on helping friends who are stressed.

Get Connected

www.getconnected.org.uk

Help with issues that can be stressful such as those concerned with family, school and money.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Mind helps people take control of their mental health.  They do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect mental health for everyone.

Steps for Stress

www.stepsforstress.org

This website gives advice on practical ways to start dealing with stress.

TeensHealth

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

A website for teenagers, giving advice on a wide range of physical, mental and social health topics.

YoungMinds

www.youngminds.org.uk

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and empowering their parent(s)/carer(s).

Cool heads: stress essentials

www.healthscotland.com/documents/1485.aspx

This booklet is designed to help young people keep up the fight in the battle of life.  There is lots to help with various traumas they might be facing or might have in the future.

See Me

www.seemescotland.org.uk

‘See Me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/youthinfo.aspx

This website provides information and resources on mental health for professionals, parents and young people.

The Site

www.thesite.org/mental-health

For those aged 16+, this website run by YouthNet provides information guides on a range of issues (including mental wellbeing) and a non-judgemental Q&A function with expert advisers to respond and offer support.

 

 

Suicide

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Tel: 0800 1111

Helpline for young people to discuss any problems or concerns.

Papyrus

www.papyrus-uk.org

Tel 0800 068 4141

Support for young people, their friends and parents if they are feeling suicidal.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Tel: 0300 123 3393

A range of advice and support about mental health topics.

YoungMinds

www.youngminds.org.uk

Advice for young people about what to do when they have problems that are worrying them.

Youthhealthtalk

www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences

Information for young people on a range of health topics.

ASIST

(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

www.livingworks.net/programs/asist/

ASIST is a LivingWorks Education programme that provides participants with practical training to be more willing, ready and able to intervene in order to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

safeTALK

(Suicide Alertness for everyone)

www.livingworks.net/programs/safetalk/

safeTALK was developed by LivingWorks Education.  As more people are trained to be suicide alert, increasing numbers of people with thoughts of suicide are connected to the intervention help they need.  In only a few hours, participants learn how to provide practical help to people with thoughts of suicide.  Participants leave more willing, ready and able to perform an important role.

 

Self harm

 

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Tel: 0800 1111

Knowledge Services

www.healthscotland.com/resources/library/index.aspx

Tel: 0141 414 2762

Email: nhs.healthscotland-knowledge@nhs.net NHS Health Scotland’s lending service for books, videos and training materials for anyone interested in health improvement.

Depression Alliance

www.depressionalliance.org/?gclid=CJCivdr0xMoCFQHkwgodSw4NFA

A support network and information resource for anyone living with depression.

NSHN

www.nshn.co.uk

The National Self Harm Network, providing a forum for survivors, professionals and family.

Recover your life

www.recoveryourlife.com

Online self harm support community.

Self injury support

www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Works to support girls and women in emotional distress and to develop services and raise awareness of self harm and mental health issuses.

Support for Young People Impacted by Self Harm

www.selfharm.org.uk

Provides self harm recovery, advice and support for young people.

The Calm Zone

www.thecalmzone.net

Targeted at young men aged 15-35, offering help, information and advice.  Anyone, regardless of age, gender or geographic location can call the helpline.

 

Cool heads: stress essentials

www.healthscotland.com/documents/1485.aspx

This booklet is designed to help young people keep up the fight in the battle of life.  There is lots to help with various traumas they might be facing or might have in the future.

See Me

www.seemescotland.org.uk

‘See Me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.

The Site

www.thesite.org/mental-health

For those aged 16+, this website run by YouthNet provides information guides on a range of issues (including mental wellbeing) and a non-judgemental Q&A function with expert advisers to respond and offer support.

 

 

Eating disorders

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk/expertadvice/problemsdisorders/anorexiaandbulimia.aspx

Leaflets on anorexia and bulimia can be downloaded.  Written for people who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia and those who care for them, they give good quality information on assessment and diagnosis, treatments and living with eating disorders.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care

www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/

Anorexia and Bulimia Care offers a professional, personal and caring service, from a team of staff with experience in eating disorders, providing encouragement, advice and support for all involved (sufferers and family members) to help make full recovery possible.

b-eat

www.b-eat.co.uk

Tel: 0345 634 7650 (under 25s)

This is a UK charity for people with eating disorders and their families.  There are separate confidential helplines – one for adults and one for young people under 25.  Under 25s can also text or chat online to a member of the youth team.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/eating_distress

This booklet is for anyone who is affected by eating problems.  It describes the signs and effects of eating problems, suggests possible causes and looks at the different treatments available.

Overeaters Anonymous

www.oagb.org.uk

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.  They welcome anyone who wants to stop eating compulsively.

Young Scot

www.youngscot.org

Information and help on eating disorders.

 

www.findingbalance.com/articles/what-is-ednos/

Informative article about disordered eating and EATING DISORDERS NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED (EDNOS)

Alcohol, drug and substance abuse

Alcohol general information

Alcohol Concern

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Information on alcohol use.

NHS inform

www.nhsinform.co.uk/support-services/topic/?letter=A&topic=Alcohol

Information on alcohol and liver disease, alcohol dependence and withdrawal symptoms, and alcoholism and problem drinking for those aged 16+.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

A range of leaflets on various topics related to substance abuse and mental health.

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Booklet: Understanding addiction and dependency.

Drinkaware

www.drinkaware.co.uk/check-the-facts/alcohol-and-your-child

A range of resources, tips and tools for talking to young people about alcohol at any age.

Talk About Alcohol

www.talkaboutalcohol.com

A site for teachers, parents and young people aged 11-16 with information, lesson plans and resources about alcohol.

Youthhealthtalk

www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences

Information for young people on a range of health topics.

The Site

www.thesite.org/mental-health

For those aged 16+, this website run by YouthNet provides information guides on a range of issues (including mental wellbeing) and a non-judgemental Q&A function with expert advisers to respond and offer support.

 

 

Teenage Health Freak

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

A website for teenagers, giving advice on a wide range of physical, mental and social health topics, including alcohol.

 

Drugs general information

Drugscope

www.drugscope.org.uk

Topics include treatment, side effects and UK drug laws.

Know the Score

www.knowthescore.info

Tel: 0800 587 587 9

For free 24-hour confidential drugs information and advice.

Parentline Plus

www.familylives.org.uk

Information for parent(s)/carer(s) on talking to children about drugs and alcohol.

Royal College of Psychiatrists

www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Information on drugs and alcohol for anyone worried about themselves, a friend and/or a relative.

Scottish Families Affected by Drugs

www.sfad.org.uk

Details are available here of local support groups.

FRANK

www.talktofrank.com

Tel: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

FRANK helps young people find out everything they might want to know about drugs (and some stuff they don’t).  As well as a website full of facts, friendly, confidential advice is available via phone, text or email.

Youthhealthtalk

www.healthtalk.org/young-peoples-experiences

Information for young people on a range of health topics.

 

 

The Site

www.thesite.org/mental-health

For those aged 16+, this website run by YouthNet provides information guides on a range of issues (including mental wellbeing) and a non-judgemental Q&A function with expert advisers to respond and offer support.

Teenage Health Freak

http://kidshealth.org/teen/

A website for teenagers, giving advice on a wide range of physical, mental and social health topics, including drugs.

 

 

 

Psychosis

 

Support in Mind Scotland

www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk

 

Bipolar Scotland

www.bipolarscotland.org.uk

Tel: 0141 560 2050

 

Hearing Voices Network

www.hearing-voices.org

Tel: 0114 271 8210

 

Scottish Recovery Network

www.scottishrecovery.net

Tel: 0141 240 7790

Email: info@scottishrecovery.net

 

Mind

www.mind.org.uk

Tel: 0300 123 3393

 

Rethink

www.rethink.org

Tel: 0300 5000 927

Email: advice@rethink.org