Mental Health

We Can Talk

Training aimed at hospital staff caring for young people

This learning tool for hospital staff to support children and young people who attend in mental health crisis. It has been co-designed with and is co-delivered by young advisors, young people aged 18-25 with experience of presenting to hospital in a mental health crisis. Click here to learn more and access the tool.

i am me

Mental Health App for Young People

The positive mental health app, created by young people, for young people. Designed to educate, enable and empower.

  • i am me is the not-for-profit initiative that helps young people cope with the pressures of growing up in today's fast-paced world.
  • i am me is all about prevention: equipping young people with the tools and know-how to better cope with the challenges that they face, through the i am me app, and face-to-face workshops.​
  • i am me is driven from an authentic passion to educate, enable and empower, and to make an almighty shift in the stats surrounding mental health in young people.
  • i am me supports young people through Covid-19. By searching ‘Covid-19’ in the search function on the app, a whole host of relevant articles will appear.

Read more and learn how to download the app

Combined Minds

Mental health app from stem4

Combined Minds is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, to help families and friends support young people with their mental health.

Learn more about the app and how to download it.

Mental Health First Aid Training

MHFA England

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England, a social enterprise offering expert workplace mental health guidance and training, has launched a new online version of the flagship Mental Health First Aid course.

Learn more by visiting the MHFA England Website

Calm Zone

Website from Childline

This website provides calming techniques, exercises, games and videos for young people to help them feel better when they feel anxious, scared or sad

Find out more about the resources available from the Calm Zone

Technology use and the mental health of children and young people

Report from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Jan 2020

This report explores the use of technology among children and young people. The report also provides practical guidance to children and young people, parents and carers, clinicians and teachers on this issue. In addition, it makes recommendations, including a number aimed at government and technology companies so that the risks associated with the use of technology for this age group are robustly tackled at the same time as its benefits are maximised.

Learn more about the report and download a copy from the RCPsych website

The state of children’s mental health services

Report from the Children’s Commissioner for England Jan 2020