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Free guides and workbooks for professionals, parents, young people and others interested in mental wellbeing.

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Protecting your mental health: A practical guide for postgraduate research students in STEM

Practical new resource full of tips for protecting your mental health, perfect for postgraduate research students in STEM.
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Advancing the mental health and wellbeing agenda

A guide to help senior leaders put in place measures to ensure that workplaces are mentally healthy
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An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs - A guide for parents

Packed with practical tips and ideas to support young people before, during and after exam time.
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An emotionally healthy approach to GCSEs - A guide for teachers

Packed with practical tips and ideas to support young people before, during and after exam time.
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Asking for help

Tips for young people on when it’s time to talk about their mental health, or if they want to help a friend
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Coping with self-harm

This guide includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm and how to support a young person for parents and carers
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Coping with self-harm (Welsh)

This Welsh language guide includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm and how to support a young person for parents and carers.
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Coronavirus: guide for line managers

A guide to help employers support staff mental health during Covid-19.
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Coronavirus: Quick tips for Line Managers

Tips to help line managers protect their staff’s mental health when working from home
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Depression booklet

Featuring useful facts, figures and information, this booklet also contains sources of help and what not to say to people experiencing depression
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Five Ways to Wellbeing posters

Five posters - one for each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing: connect, give, learn, be active, take notice
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Guide to depression for parents and carers

This booklet aims to help recognise and understand depression and how to get appropriate help for their child
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Guide to depression for parents and carers (Welsh)

This booklet aims to help parents recognise and understand depression and how to get appropriate help for their child
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Life after lockdown Wellbeing Action Plan

During the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been through enormous change and some of us may experience further uncertainty and change in the coming weeks and months
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Looking after yourself during your GCSEs - A guide for pupils

Packed with practical tips and ideas to support young people before, during and after exam time.
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Low mood poster

Poster created in partnership with Bank Workers Charity highlighting common causes of low mood, how to help yourself feel better and information on where to get more help.
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Making the move to university: care leavers

Read how to look after your mental health if you are starting university after being in care.
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Making the move to university: international students

Moving to university is especially tough for those who are coming from another country. Don't forget to make sure you prioritise your mental health, and read how to do so here.
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Making the move to university: LGBTQ+ students

Read our resource on how you can best take care of your mental health when making the transition to university if you are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Making the move to university: not fitting in

Read our guide on how to protect your wellbeing if you are starting university and feel like you may not fit in in any way.
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Making the move to university: students with adverse childhood experiences

Resource for those starting university who have had adverse childhood experiences such as trauma or abuse.
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Making the move to university: young carers

Read how to access support and prioritise your mental health while transitioning to university as a young carer.
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Patent and trade mark professionals

Protecting your mental health and wellbeing: A guide for patent and trade mark professionals
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Perfectionism

Aiming high can sometimes come at a cost. This eight page guide looks at ‘unhealthy perfectionism’ – how to spot it and advice on how to develop effective interventions.
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Social media and teenagers

A practical guide for parents and carers of teenagers on using social media
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Students Against Depression posters

Posters to be displayed in Higher and Further Education areas
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Supervision in education

Ten top tips for setting up staff supervision groups in schools
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Supporting a child with anxiety

A guide for parents and carers to help understand anxiety more clearly and begin to address it.
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Supporting children returning to school (parents & carers)

Guidance for parents and carers on how to help your child prepare to go back to school
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Supporting children returning to school (teachers)

Guidance for school staff on how to comfort primary school pupils while maintaining social distancing
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Taking care of your mental health for occupational health practitioners

This resource for occupational health practitioners suggests ways for you to take time out of your day to focus on yourself in order to stay healthy and stress-free.
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Talking about suicide

A guide for college staff developed in partnership with the Association of Colleges
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Top Tips For Students

A booklet giving tips on how students can look after their mental health.
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Warning signs poster

A bold A3 poster showing the warning signs that tell you when someone may be depressed. This poster could save a life.
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Wellbeing Action Plan (child)

A simple, resource to help young people keep themselves well and get them through difficult times
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Wellbeing Challenge 2021 home pack

Activities for parents and carers to print off and do with their children at home
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Wellbeing Challenge 2021 school pack

Lesson plan and activities based on the five ways to wellbeing
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Work from home wellbeing action plan

This is a personalised, practical tool that we can all use whether or not we have a mental health issue. There are sections for you to complete, including a positive daily plan.
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Young people who self-harm

Developed by researchers at the University of Oxford, this guide includes information on the nature and causes of self-harm and how to support a young person for school staff.
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FE Industry specific teaching guides

Starting conversations about mental health with students in specific industries

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