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MindMate has lots of resources which can help support the work you do.

Our pages for young people and for parents may be useful for your reference. Use the search function (top right of any page) to search key words. The resource bank below is a collection of useful documents and web links gathered by other professionals in Leeds.  Use the filters to help search.

If you have ideas about resources we could add, or a topic you would like to see, please let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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Gender-sensitive approaches to addressing children and young people’s emotional and mental health and wellbeing

This document is for decision-makers, service providers and practitioners whose work impacts on children and young people's emotional and mental health and wellbeing. It features...

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Getting help to overcome abuse

A quick guide for young people receiving support. This downloadable A5 leaflet has been written by young people who have experienced abuse or neglect.

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Health Needs Assessment

This needs assessment looks at the mental health needs of the children and young people of Leeds from the perspective of epidemiological information, stakeholders (staff...

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How can CYP influence training programmes for professionals? A framework

A simple framework for guidance when considering involving children and young people in training programmes for professionals.

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I gotta Feeling; top tips for feeling good

A downloadable booklet that young people, around aged 10-12, can fill in to help them feel good and help them to understand how to look...

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Key messages on mental health from children in care and care leavers

SCIE spoke to over 80 young people to find out what they might need on a challenging day and what adults and services should do...

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Leeds Bereavement Charter

A charter for any professional to think about when supporting children and young people who have experienced a death.

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Linda’s Story – Children who are Looked After

Children and young people who are looked after are more likely to experience problems with their mental health and emotional wellbeing than other children and...

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Mermaids – Professional Resources

Mermaids' website has an extensive section of resources for professionals working in health, care and education to help them in supporting children and young people...

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My Problems – Children who are Looked After

Children and young people who are looked after are more likely to experience problems with their mental health and emotional wellbeing than other children and...

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YoungMinds

UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people has an extensive informative website for young people and for adults supporting them.

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MindEd

MindEd e-learning portal is a huge free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health; to help you become informed and better equipped when supporting children and young people. Try searching for a given topic, e.g. ‘loss and grief’ or ‘eating problems’.

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NHS Choices (youth mental health)

An information hub on youth mental health offering young people advice and help on mental health problems including ‘why do I feel so down?’ and ‘tips for coping with depression’.

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