World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2018 focused on young people and mental health in a changing world. In support we launched a new set of resources for young people’s wellbeing: the #HandsUp4HealthyMinds toolkit. We hope you find this toolkit helpful for supporting young people - not just on World Mental Health Day but all year round.
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. 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.
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.
Test your knowledge about young people’s mental health:
Share these graphics on social media or your website, or print and use as a poster. Click on the links to download as a PDF, JPG, or text only version.
Share these GIFs on social media or your website. Right click the image to download it.
A ready-to-use slide deck to make a presentation on why mental health matters in schools.
( Download PowerPoint presentation)
Use these images to show your support for the campaign on social media, your website, or your email signature. Click the image to download it.
For Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and email signatures:
Here's what people had to say about the importance of youth mental health. You can use these images to show your support for the campaign on social media or website. Click the image to download it.
Noelle Doona, Assistant Headteacher, Hendon School
Jayna and Nora, Year 10, Hendon School
Jo Dover, United Nations Consultant and Mental Health First Aid instructor
Javed Khan, Chief Executive, Barnardo's
Natasha Devon, Youth Mental Health Campaigner and Mental Health First Aid instructor
Jo Levy, Head of Counselling (Outreach & Training), Kings College London, and Mental Health First Aid instructor
Caroline Hounsell, Director of Communities and Content Development, MHFA England
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).