Resources, Packs and Materials
In this section we have a number of resources that you can download and use in your work.
Resources for use in education, in youth settings or as 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.
Access our revamped teaching pack - What's on Your Mind and learn more about building young people's' confidence, understanding stigma and discrimination and taking action.
We also host 'On Edge' - a pack produced by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to help teachers and other practitioners learn more about self harm and support available.
Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People
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. We worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of resources. We 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. Aye Mind is a “work in progress”, so check back often for new stuff!
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.