Resources

‘I had a black dog, his name was depression’ plus, ‘Living with a black dog’.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. More information on the book can be found here: http://matthewjohnstone.com.au/. At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of …

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Self-harm resources

Some great online resources for parents, guardians and students. National Self Harm Network  Selfharm.co.uk  2a. Selfharm.co.uk/alumina  NHS self help guide  Calmharm app  Calm Harm – manage the urge to self harm  Expertselfcare app  Mindfulness audio  

Childline – Calm Zone

There are lots of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. Try some of our breathing exercises, activities, games, and videos to help let go of stress. Activities and tools Breathing exercises Expressing yourself Yoga videos Play games Ways to cope videos

10 steps towards school staff wellbeing – from the Anna Freud Centre

Concerns about the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people are currently in the public spotlight. However, any conversation about supporting our children’s wellbeing must also include how we support our teachers. We must do more to support school leaders, teachers and other school staff to ensure that their mental health and wellbeing …

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Looking at the link between bullying and substance misuse

Interesting article by Keith Prance which takes an in-depth look at the link between bullying and substance abuse. Keith decided to write this article because many people abuse alcohol and drugs partly because they have been or are being bullied. The title of this article is “The Complete Guide to Bullying and Substance Abuse” and it …

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Measure your wellbeing with this quick self-assessment tool

This wellbeing self-assessment uses the widely-used Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) to measure wellbeing. This was developed to enable the monitoring of mental wellbeing in the general population and the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies which aim to improve mental wellbeing. This 14 question assessment will take only take about 2 minutes. Most people …

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