Keeping Well, Staying Safe
Advice for parents and carers
As parents it can be challenging to know where to start looking for the right information to support your child in this ever changing post-modern world. We aim, through his website, to signpost you to relevant and useful websites and organisations that support parents and young people with issues such as online safety, bullying, family breakdown and positive mental health.
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Resources for mental health and wellbeing
Staying safe on Facebook and some of the myriad safety settings you need to keep in place to ensure privacy:
CEOP Resources on Nude Selfies. These are new resources for parents to support you in having conversations with their children about the sharing of pictures online.
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Young Minds – www.youngminds.org.uk
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
The Little Blue Book of Sunshine – www.bracknellandascotccg.nhs.uk
A free resource for all year 9- 13 pupils to help them cope with stress, emotional health and mental health issues
Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
Charlie Walker Memorial Trust – www.cwmt.org.uk
Our vision is of a world where people understand and talk openly about depression, where young people know how to maintain wellbeing, and where the most appropriate treatment is available to everyone who needs it
Depression Alliance – www.depressionalliance.org
Depression Alliance provides information and support to people with depression and their carers, also details of local self help groups. Tel: 0845 123 2320
Mind – www.mind.org.uk
National mental health charity, which offers an excellent range of materials on all aspects of depression. It also lists details of local Mind Association. Info line: 0300 123 3393
The British Psychological Society – www.bps.org.uk
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapist – www.babcp.com
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – www.bacp.co.uk
Music – Using music as a coping strategy for mental health
Short Film – Box breathing technique
Simple strategy to calm anxiety
Short Film – 3 Good Things
Taking a moment to note your gratitude each day
Short Film – The importance of good sleep
Establishing good sleep hygiene
Short Film – Anxiety: How a buddy can help
Role that a buddy or ally can play in helping you challenge yourself – especially in difficult or new social situations
Short Film – 5 Things
5 things that are helpful to know if your friend is depressed
Short Film – Anxiety -6 strategies
Strategies that you can use to make life more manageable
Short Film – Anxiety -Common myths
3 common myths & misconceptions about Anxiety
Short Film – Self-Soothe Boxes
The concept of self-soothe boxes
Short Film – Mood Journalling
The concept of self-soothe boxes
SUICIDE & PSYCHOSIS
Bipolar UK – www.bipolaruk.org.uk
This organisation provides support and advice for people with manic depression, their families and carers. Tel: 0207 931 6480 or 0333 323 3880
Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre – www.eppic.org.au
Website for people with first episode psychosis with comprehensive downloadable information sheets for young people and families.
Voice Collective – www.voicecollective.co.uk
Peer support for young people to hear, see & sense things that others don’t.
ReThink – www.rethink.org
They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.
Life after my husband’s suicide – Sue Henderson – www.youtube.com
In her book, Sue draws on 25 years as a social worker, 15 years as a parent widowed by suicide and research into bereavement to create a book that is part memoir, part guide.
Resource – How to support someone bereaved by suicide
SELF-HARM AND EATING DISORDERS
I think my child has an eating disorder – what should I say?
Short film on self-harm.
This video is aimed at anyone who is currently struggling with self-harm and is keen to find healthier ways to manage
This booklet is for anyone who self-harms, and their friends and family. It explains what self-harm is, the reasons for it and how to go about making changes..
Self-harm videos and info sheets for professionals, parents and pupils
You are welcome to use these resources developed in partnership with Young Minds and the Royal College of Psychiatrists in any way you see fit.
KNIFE CRIME AND THE ASSOCIATED RISKS
Useful information for children and young people about knife crime and what they can do if they are involved.
The practice of criminal gangs moving drugs from urban centres for sale in burgeoning markets in provincial towns
Information for parents
Information on the Knife Free Campaign
A project which helps kids deal with knife crime.