Resources for use in education, in youth settings and for adults caring for young people.
In this section we have a number of downloadable resources to help with your work with young people or as adults who care for young people and want to learn more about their mental health and wellbeing. We also have resources for young people to use.
The resource was developed by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and is widely used and aimed at S2 pupils and above.
On Edge is a resource pack for teachers and other practitioners working with young people. It comprises four lesson plans designed to give pupils a rounded view of self-harm and the support available.
Self-harm among young people is a significant and growing public health problem. On average two teenagers in every secondary school classroom will have hurt themselves n response to the pressure of growing up in an increasingly complex and challenging world.
Young people also say self-harm is their number one concern for their peers, above bullying, gangs, binge drinking and drug use.
However, those in closest contact with young people often have limited knowledge of self-harm, which results in a poor response when a young person finally finds the courage to tell someone they need help.
On Edge aims to tackle the myths that surround self-harm, reduce the stigma associated with it by increasing understanding of its function, reduce the barriers to help seeking by raising awareness of its function, reduce the barriers to help seeking by raising awareness of sources of support and promote a consistent humane response to a behaviour which is the manifestation of distress.
Download the pack, detailed lesson plans (based on Curriculum for Excellence Level 3 Experiences and Outcomes), powerpoint presentations and video below.
On Edge resource pack, lesson plans and presentation material
On Edge Video
Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. They worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of resources. They also developed a digital toolkit for anyone who works with young people to boost their ability to promote youth wellbeing. The project is a partnership between Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS, Snook, the Mental Health Foundation and Young Scot, with a wide range of local partners involved too.
Whole School Approach to Loss and Bereavement
A Whole School Approach to Loss and Bereavement is a reference toolkit, providing information to help teachers support children and young people during times of loss, change and bereavement.
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Glasgow City Council Education Services, the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, St Margaret of Scotland Hospice and Marie Curie produced the resource to support teachers from early years to secondary education environments. It was been developed to support teachers to increase their knowledge and understanding of loss, change and bereavement.
The project was initiated after a scoping exercise highlighted that many teachers felt that training on loss, change and bereavement was an area requiring further development.
The toolkit sets out a vision whereby schools are supportive, prepared and informed in relation to both the needs of children and young people and loss, change and bereavement. It includes case studies, examples of good practice, lesson plans and direction to further resources.
Download the toolkit here.
Emotional Resilience Toolkit
This Emotional Resilience Toolkit provides practical guidance in promoting the resilience of young people as part of an integrated health and wellbeing programme. The resource is designed to be used by workers and volunteers working with young people aged 10 and over. This resource is an initiative of Glasgow CHP South Sector Youth Health Improvement team developed in partnership with The South Strategic Youth Health and Wellbeing Group.
Resilience is a key factor in protecting and promoting good mental health. It is the quality of being able to deal with the ups and downs of life. It is a term that can be applied to people of any age. A young person’s ability to be resilient can depend on many different circumstances - they may be able to overcome challenges in one situation but not in another.
Download the toolkit here.
Our Generations's Epidemic
Our generation's epidemic, published by the Scottish Youth Parliament, presents the research carried out by Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) in early 2016.
The aim of the research was to better understand young people's experience and awareness of mental health services and information. As such, the following topics were covered, and the report outlines recommendations for each topic based on the research findings.
You can download the report here.