Children and Young People: Mental Health Promotion
“There is increasing expectation that nurses will assess the needs as well as the presenting concerns of children and young people. They are in the right place to promote the psychological and emotional well-being of children and families and to prevent the development of mental health problems by being aware of the factors that can put children and young people at risk.” (RCN, 2014, Children and young people’s mental health: every nurse’s business). Use this guide to find information resources about mental health promotion, including books, reports and journal articles.
Mental Health Foundation (2014) How to improve mental wellbeing in youth work practice. London: Mental Health Foundation.
MindEd provides free open access online training in emotional and behavioural ‘first aid’ and essential therapeutic skills for all those involved in the mental wellbeing and care of children and young people in the UK. It is applicable to a wide range of learners across the health, social care, education, criminal justice and community settings.
NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
A reading list of expert endorsed books about mental health, providing 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like anxiety, stress and OCD, and difficult experiences like bullying and exams. The books have all been recommended by young people and health professionals, and are available to borrow for free from public libraries.
Baldwin L (ed.) (2019) Nursing skills for children and young people’s mental health. Cham: Springer.
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