Next week marks World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2018 and this year the theme is focusing on young people’s mental health. Mental Health First Aid England have developed a really useful Hands Up 4 Healthy Minds toolkit which contains information on Understanding Young Peoples Mental Health as well as tips helpful resources for talking with young people and resources for young people to get self-care and support.
Time to Change are also promoting an Ask Twice campaign which acknowledges that, whilst it can be difficult to talk about mental health, having a follow up question to “How are You?” can generate conversation, concern and support. There are resources ( including colour posters) and case studies available to read and download on the website.
In Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland you can access Talking Therapies to find out more at http://wecantalk.org/