Resources

White curve

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

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Listed below are our resources for those caring for or working with young people, and managers and others in the workplace. We have lots more information and practical advice about mental health in our Information section.

Prescribing antidepressants

Leading expert, Prof. Hamish McAllister-Williams offers practical, clinical advice for GPs
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Consultations with young people

GP consultations with young people experiencing mental health issues By Dr Maryanne Freer
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The wellbeing toolkit

A short video exploring how to create a simple wellbeing toolkit for children and young people
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Nutrition and Mental Health

We explore the link between nutrition and mental health
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Window of tolerance

In this video we explore the concept of a 'window of tolerance', with practical suggestions for supporting younger children
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COVID-19 stress response

We discuss how the current COVID-19 pandemic can impact our stress responses
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Perfectionism - practical tips for staff

We explore the concept of perfectionism in children and young people, with practical tips on supporting them
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Contingent self-worth

Here we explore the concept of contingent self-worth in children and young people
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Adverse childhood experiences

Our trainer introduces us to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and how they might impact on our health, choices and behaviours as adults
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Self-care for students with eating disorders

This session includes six tips and strategies including staying in wellbeing 'credit', using the BLAST approach
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Child refugees

Dr Mina Fazel
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Children Whose Behaviour Challenges ​

Professor Tamsin Ford
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Bullying

Professor Neil Humphrey
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Male Mental Health

By Dr Andrew Reeves
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Children in Alternative Provision (Outdoor Education)

By Mark Hillyer
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Children Living in Poverty

By David Ayre
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Children Excluded from School (or at risk)

By Dr Claire Parker
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Body image and image enhancing drugs

By Andy Madison and Naomi Handley-Ward
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Children from Black & Minority Ethnic Communities

By Lorraine Khan
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Young People in contact with the Youth Justice System

By Nick Hickmott
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Children who Experience Domestic Violence and Abuse

By Gill Allen
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Young carers

By Dr Alan Cooklin
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The online world with Dr Sangeet Bhullar

Digital citizenship and the importance of young people having a positive relationship with the online world
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Interview with Maaria Mahmood from the Muslin Youth Helpline

Andy chats to Maaria Mahmood from the Muslin Youth Helpline
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Interview with Annie Nash, Black Minds Matter UK

Annie tells us about the the importance of connecting Black individuals and families with free professional mental health services across the UK
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The impact of trauma on mental health with Professor Siobhan O'Neill

Our trainer discusses the impact of trauma on mental health with Professor Siobhan O'Neill
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Interview with Dr John Coleman

In this interview Andy Caress and John Coleman discuss the role of the developing teen brain on mental health
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The impact of becoming a father on mental health with Mark Williams

Mark Williams discusses the impact of becoming a father on mental health, with implications for wider family support.
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Session 1 - Key principles

We looks at some of the key principles you will need to consider when supporting students in those informal situations
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Session 2 - Signs to look out for

An introduction to signs of deteriorating mental health
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Session 3 - Key Skills

This session identifies the skills you need to support someone who is distressed
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Session 4 - transitions

An introduction to the ways in which some students are affected emotionally when they leave home to come to university
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Session 5 - at risk or in crisis

This session focuses on how best to respond to students who are experiencing crises, and/or take risks with their, or others, wellbeing
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Session 6 - case study

A recap to bring together skills from the other sessions to provide you with a key summary of how to help students, as well as showing good practice in action through a case study
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Annual review 2019

Highlights from across the Charlie Waller Trust in 2019
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Annual review 2020

Impact and updates from across the Charlie Waller Trust in 2020.
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Trustees' Annual Report and Financial Statements

Read our trustee's yearly report and statements.
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Construction students - teaching guide

Teaching guide workbook for further education tutors
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Construction students - PowerPoint

Supporting PowerPoint slides
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Agriculture and land-based studies students - teaching guide

Teaching guide workbook for further education tutors
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Creative industry students - teaching guide

Teaching guide workbook for further education tutors
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Admin and IT students - teaching guide

Teaching guide workbook for further education tutors
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Admin and IT students - PowerPoint

Supporting PowerPoint slides
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Hair and beauty students - teaching guide

Teaching guide workbook for further education tutors
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Hair and beauty students - PowerPoint

Supporting PowerPoint slides
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Agriculture and land-based studies students- PowerPoint

Supporting PowerPoint slides
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Creative industry students - PowerPoint

Supporting PowerPoint slides
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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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Wellbeing Challenge 2021 school pack

Lesson plan and activities based on the five ways to wellbeing
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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 Action Plan (child)

A simple, resource to help young people keep themselves well and get them through difficult times
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Wellbeing Action Plan (aged 16+)

Our new Wellbeing Action Plan is for all young people attending sixth form or college.
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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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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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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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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 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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Supervision in education

Ten top tips for setting up staff supervision groups in schools
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Starting University

This guide offers tips and guidance on how to get the best out of your time at university and maintain good mental health.
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Students Against Depression posters

Posters to be displayed in Higher and Further Education areas
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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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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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Patent and trade mark professionals

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

Read how to look after your mental health if you are starting university after being in care.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coronavirus: guide for line managers

A guide to help employers support staff mental health during Covid-19.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FE Industry specific teaching guides

Starting conversations about mental health with students in specific industries

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