Depression: Persistent low mood and loss of interest in things that you normally enjoy.

Useful Links

This page contains links to some national support and information services offering assistance for child mental health issues.

Childline - A confidential service provided by the NSPCC, offering free support for children and young people up to the age of nineteen on a wide variety of problems.

Counselling MindEd - is an online resourse within MindEd that provides free evidence-based, e-learning to support the training of school and youth counsellors and supervisors working in a whide variety of settings.

Education Endowment Foundation - The Sutton Trust EEF Teaching and Learning Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research which provides guidance for teachers and schools on how to use their resources to improve the attainment of all pupils and especially disadvantaged pupils.

HeadMeds - website developed by the charity YoungMinds providing general information about common medications that may be prescribed for children and young people with diagnosed mental health conditions.

MindEd - provides free e-learning to help adults to identify and understand children and young people with mental health issues. It provides simple, clear guidance on mental health to adults who work with children and young people, to help them support the development of young healthy minds.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services, including by producing evidence-based guidance and advice. This can be useful in understanding social, emotional and mental health conditions and their recommended treatments.

Place2Be - is a charity working in schools providing early intervention mental health support to children aged 4-14 in England, Scotland and Wales.

Relate - offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. This includes children and young people's counselling for any young person who is having problems.

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPSYCH) - provides specifically tailored information for young people, parents, teachers and carers about mental health through their Parents and Youth Info A-Z


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