World Mental Health Day is on 10th October 2018. This year’s focus is on young people and mental health in a changing world

Mental ill health often starts in young adulthood. It’s vital that we give young people access to the support they need to grow up happy, healthy and resilient. 

In support of World Mental Health Day we are launching a new set of resources for young people’s wellbeing: the #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit.

Our new toolkit is here to help you support young people's mental health in a changing world

The #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit is designed to give you a set of bitesize facts and tips on the mental health of young people aged 8-24. It’s filled with practical tips, links and downloadable content for parents, schools, colleges, universities, youth organisations and practitioners, as well as some self-care tips for young people themselves.

Toolkit contents

If you find the toolkit useful, please share it online or offline with friends, family, colleagues, and anyone you know who works or lives with young people-so we are all better equipped to support their mental health in a changing world.

Quiz

Test your knowledge about young people’s mental health:

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Infographic posters

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Understanding young people's mental health

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Tips for talking with young people

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Helpful resources for young people's mental health

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A whole organisation framework

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For young people:
Sources of stress

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Self-care and support

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GIFs

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Tips for talking with young people

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Self-care and support for young people

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Slide deck: Making the case for young people's mental health

A ready-to-use slide deck to make a presentation on why mental health matters in schools.
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Film clips - coming soon!


 


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Support cards

Use these images to show your support for the campaign on social media, your website, or your email signature. Right click the image to download it.

For Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and email signatures:

World Mental Health Day campaign support card sized for Twitter, Facebook LinkedIn and email signatures


For Instagram:

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Sample social media posts

Here are some sample social media posts which you or your organisation can use to share the toolkit and support World Mental Health Day (download Word Document).

Please follow us on follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube to support our #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit and share what you're doing for World Mental Health Day.