Category: Mental Health

After a Loved One Dies – How children grieve & how they can be supported (booklet)
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After a Loved One Dies – How children grieve & how they can be supported (booklet)

The ‘After a Loved One Dies – How children grieve & how they can be supported’ booklet is aimed at helping parents and caregivers support children who are grieving the…

Getting along: How anger works & Keeping cool - A group program for aggression control (young people)
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Getting along: How anger works & Keeping cool – A group program for aggression control (young people)

The ‘Getting along: How anger works & Keeping cool – A group programme for aggression control’ booklet from the Centre for Clinical Interventions and YouthLink uses the metaphor of a…

Keeping your cool: Advice for parents on managing stress and anger booklet
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Keeping your cool: Advice for parents on managing stress and anger booklet

The ‘Keeping your cool: Advice for parents on managing stress and anger’ booklet from the NSPCC is designed to help parents manage stress and anger in order to prevent harming…

The Flying Dream: Storybook about parental dual diagnosis
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The Flying Dream: Storybook about parental dual diagnosis

This beautifully illustrated storybook assists children aged 8 – 12 with parental dual diagnosis (mental illness/substance abuse) and transition towards understanding and acceptance. The storybook portrays a boy named Casey…

The Blue Polar Bear: Storybook about parental dual diagnosis
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The Blue Polar Bear: Storybook about parental dual diagnosis

This beautifully illustrated book is for children 5-7 years. Its aim is to help workers, carers and parents to introduce the issues of parental dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance…

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TF-CBT Triangle of Life – Mobile game app

This free app, which is based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been designed to support traumatised children (aged 8-12) to heal by helping them better understand their thoughts, feelings…

Managing Depression – A Facilitator’s Guide for Women Living with Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond – Facilitator’s Guide
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Managing Depression – A Facilitator’s Guide for Women Living with Depression During Pregnancy, After Delivery and Beyond – Facilitator’s Guide

The Managing Depression Facilitator’s Guide provides instructions and materials for delivering five 2-hour group sessions to support women experiencing perinatal depression. Sessions cover understanding depression, reactivating life, thinking realistically, solving…

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Training Workbook: Learning more about low mood, stress, anxiety and how CBT can help you

This workbook has been designed to be used either as self-help, or in conjunction with attending a CBT Skills Training Workshop. The aim of this workbook is to introduce service…

Lemons or Lemonade?: An Anger Workbook for Teens
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Lemons or Lemonade?: An Anger Workbook for Teens

“Lemons or Lemonade? An Anger Workbook for Teens” is a valuable resource authored by Jane F. Gilgun, PhD, LICSW, aimed at helping adolescents understand and effectively manage their anger. This…

When a parent is depressed – what kids want to know (Guide)
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When a parent is depressed – what kids want to know (Guide)

This guide, titled “When a Parent is Depressed – What Kids Want to Know,” aims to assist adults in addressing children’s questions and concerns when a parent is dealing with…

When a parent has bipolar disorder – what kids want to know (Guide)
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When a parent has bipolar disorder – what kids want to know (Guide)

This guide, titled “When a parent has bipolar disorder – what kids want to know,” is a valuable resource for parents and social workers who need to have conversations with…

When a parent has experienced psychosis – what kids want to know (Guide)
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When a parent has experienced psychosis – what kids want to know (Guide)

This brochure from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health aims to help children understand psychosis and support families when a parent has experienced psychosis. Psychosis is explained as a…

Feeling good: promoting children's mental health (activity sheets for children)
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Feeling good: promoting children’s mental health (activity sheets for children)

This resource aims to promote positive mental health in young children aged 4-7 years old. It includes a set of 6 activity sheets with illustrations, guidance notes for parents, and…

My Feelings Activity Book For Children 3–6 Years Old
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My Feelings Activity Book For Children 3–6 Years Old

My Feelings Activity Book is a 19-page illustrated resource designed to help children ages 3-6 identify and express their emotions. The book uses simple language and engaging activities to teach…

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How to support someone who feels suicidal booklet

This booklet explains how to support someone who feels suicidal, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. Contents What are suicidal feelings?…

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How to cope with suicidal feelings booklet

This booklet explains why you may have suicidal feelings and provides some options to help you look forward and break the cycle of your negative thoughts. Contents What are suicidal feelings?Why do I…

How to manage stress booklet
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How to manage stress booklet

The booklet provides comprehensive information on stress, its causes, impacts, and ways to manage it. It covers the nature of stress as the reaction when we feel threatened or overwhelmed….

How to cope with sleep problems booklet
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How to cope with sleep problems booklet

The booklet offers comprehensive guidance on coping with sleep problems related to mental health. It clearly defines common sleep issues like insomnia, oversleeping, nightmares and sleep paralysis. The interrelationship between…

Understanding self-harm booklet
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Understanding self-harm booklet

This 17-page guide from the mental health charity Mind offers comprehensive information on self-harm, including possible causes, ways to manage urges, and avenues for support. It explains self-harm is often…

How to increase your self-esteem booklet
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How to increase your self-esteem booklet

The booklet from the mental health charity Mind offers comprehensive guidance on improving self-esteem. It clearly defines self-esteem and analyses its relationship with mental health difficulties like depression. The booklet…

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Understanding schizophrenia booklet

This booklet explains what schizophrenia is, its causes and how it is treated. It also offers practical suggestions for self-help, and information for friends and family. Contents What is schizophrenia? What causes schizophrenia?…

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Understanding schizoaffective disorder booklet

This booklet is for people who have been given a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, and their friends and  relatives. It explains what the disorder is, and the types of treatment and support available….

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Understanding post-traumatic stress disorder booklet

This booklet is for anyone who experiences post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It explains what PTSD is and the different types of treatment available. It also suggests ways you can help yourself, and what friends…

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Understanding psychosis booklet

This booklet is for anyone who experiences or has experienced psychosis, and their friends and family. It explains what psychosis is, what may cause it and what might help. Contents What is psychosis?…

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Understanding postnatal depression booklet

This booklet explains the possible causes of postnatal depression (PND), what signs to look out for, what might help and what support is available. It also includes some information about other postnatal mental health…

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Understanding paranoia booklet

This booklet is for anyone who experiences paranoia. It explains what paranoia is and what may cause it. It  describes self-help techniques, treatment options and how friends and family can help. Contents What…

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How to cope with hearing voices booklet

This booklet is for anyone who hears voices and wants to understand why and what things might help if their voices are a problem, and their friends and family. Contents What are voices?…

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Understanding eating problems booklet

This booklet is for anyone who is worried about an eating problem. It describes common eating disorders and what might cause them. It also provides information on how you can…

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Understanding bipolar disorder booklet

This booklet is for anyone experiencing bipolar disorder. It explains what bipolar disorder is, and how you can help yourself cope. It also explains what kinds of treatment are available, and…

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How to deal with anger booklet

Many people have trouble managing their anger. This is for anyone who wants to learn how to deal with it in a constructive and healthy way. It is also for anyone…