Great mental health resources to support & inspire you
Our friend Dr Pooky Knightsmith has sent over another batch of great mental health resources to support & inspire you!
I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed some rest and relaxation or fun over the summer.
It’s been a while since I was last in touch, so lots to share today.
- My tedX talk about suicide – seven minutes and a simple message to enable suicide prevention. This was a bit of a personal one and a big deal for me, I hope you like it..
- Self-care when caring for someone with a physical or mental health issue
- Mental Health: practical strategies: trigger mapping & trouble-shooting
- My experience of EMDR(personal video re PTSD therapy)
- The Mermaid Who Couldn’t – Lyra’s book review; great book for looked after children
- Childhood trauma – recognising and responding– an interview with trauma counsellor Shahana Knight
- Mental Health First Aid– an interview with Caroline Hounsell, director at MHFA England
Blog Posts / Resource Recommendations
- Helping Children Overcome School Refusal
- 9 Things I learned in the year since I was hospitalised for anorexia
- 20 Ways to Help Your Partner through a Difficult Time
- What Not to Say if a Child is Self-Harming
- Depression: 10 Ideas for Making it Through the Darkest Days
- 7 Simple Ways to Calm Anxious Thoughts and Feelings
- 4 Strategies for Getting Through Panic Attacks and How to Help a Friend
- Resource: Help is at Hand – Support after suicide
- Resource: How to support someone bereaved by suicide
- School-based mental health services: a good idea?
- Does self-harm in young people increase the risk of subsequent suicide?
- Asking about suicide does not cause harm, in fact it may help
I hope you find some of these useful.
As ever you are welcome to use my videos and resources – please let me know if you find them useful. If you’d like to commission me to write or speak for you, please drop me a line at email@example.com.
Very best wishes,
P.S. I’m writing a book with Emma Kell(let’s be honest, she’s doing all the hard work!) to enable young people to thrive at secondary school. We’ve got a couple of surveys running to inform the book – please share or complete them: parent/ carer survey, student / ex student survey.< they only take a few minutes and we’d be hugely grateful of your input. Thank you!