Stay Alive App (suicide prevention)

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help service users stay safe in crisis. Service users can use it if they are having thoughts of suicide or if they are concerned about someone…


Young people’s safety questionnaire/toolkit

The questionnaire can be used by professionals working with young people aged between 13 and 18 as a way of opening up discussions about safety in a non-accusatory manner. The idea behind this tool is that it gives young people information about risky situations, whilst…


Someone in my family has mental illness (workbook for children/teens)

This workbook is for children where a family member has a mental illness. Click here to view/download THE WORKBOOK IS DIVIDED INTO THREE SECTIONS: SECTION ONE contains a general discussion about the concept of mental illness for children who may never have discussed this topic. SECTION TWO…


Screening tool for alcohol related risk

The Screening Tool for Alcohol related risk is for practitioners assessing an alcohol related level of risk and common effects. Topics included: Alcohol Users Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) Are you at risk from drinking alcohol? What are the benefits of cutting down? Extended Brief Intervention…


Adolescent violence to parents: a booklet for parents & carers

A 16-page information booklet for parents and carers covering the following topics: Introduction Adolescent violence to parents Types of violence When to know if you have experienced violence Is your adolescent demonstrating violent behaviour? What you may be feeling Possible explanations Things to remember about…


Behind closed doors: Domestic Abuse, an information handbook

A 60-page information handbook for victims of domestic abuse covering the following topics: What is Domestic Abuse? Violence Continuums Victims of Domestic Abuse Common Questions and Answers Signs to Look for in an Abusive Relationship Perpetrators of Abuse Children of Domestic Abuse Adolescent/Teen Relationship Abuse…


30+ tools for 1:1 work with children (assessment, planning & intervention)

The Kids Central Toolkit aims to provide workers and services with information, resources and tools to use child-centred approaches in their work with children, young people and families. The Toolkit is based around six key principles that support child-centred practice, and each principle includes a…


Life story book templates & examples

Guides 1. LifeStoryWorks.org website provides a very helpful guide on how to create a life story book from scratch Click here to view 2. Guidance on life story work by Kent County Council (includes an example of a completed life story book) Click here to view/download Useful…


101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens (free book)

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens is a straightforward guide on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence–based techniques such as play,…


Feelings/’All About Me’ Jenga game

Many of us have a set of a Jenga game and with a bit of creativity, you can turn this game into a very useful and fun social work tool. (If you do not have a Jenga set, you may want to look for a…


Children’s Participation Toolkit for Social Workers (activities & worksheets)

The booklet contains various activities, worksheets and templates assisting social workers and early help workers to involve children in the process of assessments, intervention planning as well as conducting reviews in a positive, supportive and enabling way. Click here to view/download Chapter 1 – Contents, acknowledgements…


Free online bedtime stories exploring real-life issues

Storyberries offers both classic and contemporary stories in an easy-to-read online format with vibrant illustrations designed to excite children and engage them around reading. It also offers discussion guides designed to encourage caregivers and children the opportunity to explore real-life issues together. You can choose…


Relax like a cat: Relaxation Exercise for Children

Relax like a cat is a colourful booklet for younger children to practice controlled breathing and muscle relaxation. Long, deep controlled breaths slow down the breathing rate and help children to relax. Muscle relaxation involves practicing tensing and relaxing different muscles in the body. This…


Therapeutic Use of Games in Groupwork: 70+ games

This manual is for everyone who facilitates groups and is interested in understanding how to utilise games in a therapeutic way to meet the needs of a group. Content: 1. Group starters Name games ‘Getting to know you’ games Warm-up games 2. Group games Team…


Your Young Child’s Behaviour – How You Can Help (booklet)

This booklet is for parents of young children up to the age of six although some of the information can apply to children of all ages. It aims to give them a better understanding of their child’s behaviour and what it is that their child is trying…


Coping with domestic abuse: Booklet for CHILDREN aged 6 to 12

The information in this booklet is meant to help children and their parents who live with domestic abuse. It is hoped that it will help them to understand what is happening and will encourage them to talk to other people who can help. Contents: What…


Helping teenagers to cope with Domestic Abuse booklet

It is hoped that the information in this booklet will in some way help teenagers and parents to live a life free from violence and abuse. It will also help parents to understand: • The ways domestic abuse affects young people and their development. •…