Youth mental health resources
- Do you want to improve your ability to care for young people?
- Do you have a gap to fill in your Personal Development Plan or Revalidation Portfolio?
- Do you need some interesting resources to help with your Continuing Professional Development?
- Do you or your practice need further training to become more youth friendly?
If the answer is yes to any of the questions above then the resources below may help to meet your educational needs.
- GP Champions for Youth Health Project: Toolkit for General Practice: This toolkit is designed for use in primary care by GPs, practice nurses, practice managers and other health professionals to improve young people’s health. It lists the areas all GPs should address to make their practice better for young people, including access, confidentiality, feedback, and patient participation.
- The Mental Health Consultation (with a Young Person) A GP toolkit: a practical educational guide from the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, in conjunction with the RCGP, introducing some practical consultation tools including simple, evidence based, CBT tools and an evidence-based intervention check list.
- The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder toolkit for GPs: a Mencap resource designed primarily for general practitioners, to help understanding of FASD, support and strategies for a person caring for a child/adult with FASD.
- Children and young people get depressed too. A low cost guide for parents and professionals.
- Transitions guide for professionals. Free guide for professionals helping young people transition from CAMHS to adult mental health services.
There are a number of NICE guidelines focussed on youth mental health. They are accessible via the NICE Pathways, which are easy and intuitive to navigate and bring together related NICE guidance.
- Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition, intervention and management.
- Eating disorders: Core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders.
- Self harm: The short-term physical and psychological management and secondary prevention of self-harm in primary and secondary care.
- Depression in children and young people: Identification and management in primary, community and secondary care.
- Social Anxiety Disorder (CG159)
- Self-harm: parents' experiences: In this resource developed by healthtalk.org, you can find out about the experiences of parents and other family members of young people who self-harm by seeing and hearing them share their personal stories on film.
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You can find additional resources on the child and adolescent health and mental health resource pages.