Young people often have a lot of questions about mental health - you might have some yourself. Use this section to download a wide variety of information sheets about a number of different mental health conditions, and download our infographics (including one about how stigma affects young people with mental health problems).

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Mental health support

We are aware that talking about mental health with your young people can be daunting. You may feel that you do not know enough about the subject or that you are not equipped to help young people if they are looking for answers. The most important thing is that you do not need to be an expert! We have information sheets, tips for talking and a document outlining different organisations that may be able to help young people in need of support. For more information on how to help someone or about specific mental health diagnoses please see our partner organisations Rethink Mental Illness and Mind or look at the new e-learning site funded by the Department of Health – MindEd.

If you are worried about a student, please contact Samaritans or Childline in the first instance.

Below are some factsheets about mental health:

Journey of Stigma Infographic

Our infographic shows how stigma can affect a young person with a mental health problem in every area of their life. Click our infographic to see a larger version:

Journey of Stigma infographic

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