Children’s Mental Health Week

8-14 February 2016

http://www.place2be.org.uk/our-story/childrens-mental-health-week/

Aberdeen City’s Healthy and Active Outcomes Group, Integrated Children’s Services is pleased to be supporting Children’s Mental Health Week (8–14 February).

Hosted by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the theme of the week this year is ‘building resilience‘ and teaching children to ‘bounce forward‘ from life’s challenges.

Bereavement, illness, family breakdown, bullying, pressure of exams… children carry far more than the weight of their backpack on their shoulders.

And while we cannot always change children’s circumstances, we can teach them the skills to cope with the difficulties life throws at them.

Children are less likely to suffer from serious mental health difficulties later in life if they receive support at an early age.

Get involved

For more information and resources for parents, schools, youth clubs and teachers visit:
www.ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.org.uk

Other sources of help and support

  • www.seemescotland.org.uk – ‘See Me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.
  • Youth health talk – www.youthhealthtalk.org – Information on how young people deal with depression
  • Living Life to the Full www.llttf.com A Scottish interactive site for depression and anxiety, where users can access cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) treatments online.
  •  www.whocaresscotland.org 0141 226 4441 – A voluntary organisation that works directly with Scotland’s children and young people in care.
  • Mind – www.mind.org.uk – Mind helps people take control of their mental health. They do this by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.
  • Steps for Stress – www.stepsforstress.org – This website gives advice on practical ways to start dealing with stress.
  • YoungMinds – www.youngminds.org.uk – YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and empowering their parent(s)/carer(s).
  • Cool Heads: Stress Essentials
  • www.healthscotland.com/documents/1485.aspx
  • This booklet is designed to help young people keep up the fight in the battle of life. There is lots to help with various traumas they might be facing or might have in the future.
  • Childline – www.childline.org.uk – 0800 1111 – Helpline for young people to discuss any problems or concerns

For further information please contact David Alexander, Health Improvement Officer (Mental Health)
Tel: 01224 846731, Email: d.alexander2@nhs.net

 

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