Is social media damaging the mental health of young people? The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust has produced this leaflet looking behind the headlines. The Trust also has more freely available resources to download or to order here.
YoungMinds Professionals offers a toolbox of training and consultancy services for schools and other front line services in the children’s mental health system.
MindEd is a free learning resource which provides information about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.
Papyrus is a national charity for the prevention of young suicide. They deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
This resource provides a range of information to support those who have been bereaved by suicide.
The project is aimed at young people who are self harming or at risk of self harming, their parents and the professionals working with them. As part of No Harm Done, a series of resource packs were created for young people, parents and professionals. To access the resource pack for parents please click here.
This guide provides information for school staff about self-harm and its causes and effects. It contains quotes from parents with advice as well as evidence-based information and links to sources of help.
The NSPCC helpline provides help and support to thousands of parents, professionals and families.
Whether you are an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, the NSPCC’s tools and advice will help you keep your child safe. Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts from the free O2 and NSPCC helpline are available to help: 0808 800 5002.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command to keep children and young people safe.
This resource provides advice for parents about responding to their children viewing upsetting online content. This includes advice about blocking content and details of other sources of information and support for children and parents.
The regional young people’s group, Stairways with help from Calderdale Tough Times Reference Group has produced a short video to help spread some positive messages at what can be a stressful time for some young people.
An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs, a guide for parents.
Exam time can be very stressful for everyone in the family as your teen may be feeling anxious and under pressure.
Tests and exams can be a challenging part of school life for children and young people and their parents or carers. But there are ways to ease the stress.
Transition from Primary to Secondary School is a huge milestone for children and their families. The resources below offer advice and support with this stage of your child’s life.
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.
This resource helps parents to help their children understand the importance of getting organised and getting into a routine. It also helps parents when wanting to help their child with homework and to understand the importance of feedback.
Oxford Owl is an award-winning website from Oxford University Press created to support children’s learning both at home and at school. For tips on helping children transition and settle into year 7 click here.