Useful resources

Carers UK | Generic support for carers (focussed more on older people).
carersuk.org

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (parents info) | A programme of information for parents
charliewaller.org/what-we-do/for-parents

Devon Carers | Information and advice for carers.
devoncarers.org.uk/

Hub of Hope | A national database of mental health charities and organisations from across Britain who offer mental health advice and support.
hubofhope.co.uk

Mental Health Foundation (MHF) | They take a public mental health approach to prevention, finding solutions for individuals, those at risk and for society, in order to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing. 
mentalhealth.org.uk

On My Mind | Information for young people to make informed choices about their mental health and wellbeing.
annafreud.org/on-my-mind

Parental Minds | Aims to empower curiosity around mental healthcare through peer support, resource development, research, collaboration and networking.
parentalminds.org.uk/

Promas | Free courses written and designed with the help of carers for un paid carers.
promas.co.uk

Teen Mental Health | A guide for parents from MyTutor with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including
links to other important teen mental health resources – all of which can be helpful in these uncertain times. 

mytutor.co.uk/blog/teen-mental-health-a-guide-for-parents

Rethink Mental Illness | Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.
rethink.org

Royal College of Psychiatrists (RC Psych) | Securing the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.
rcpsych.ac.uk | rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people

Youth Access | Advice and counselling network for young people.
youthaccess.org.uk

Young Minds | Focus on improving the mental health of babies, children and young people, including support for parents and carers.
youngminds.org.uk

Young Minds have some great new Amplified toolkits. Based on the learnings and best practices from the Amplified project, their new toolkits and briefings are designed to help you develop participation practices within your organisation.

 

Further reading

Children’s and Young People’s Involvement and Participation in Mental Health Care

Future in Mind: Promoting, protecting and improving our children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing by Department of Health

Listen up! Person-centred approaches to help young people experiencing mental health and emotional problems by Mental Health Foundation