e-learning to support healthy young minds
Many adults in regular contact with children and young people have little or no idea how to recognise or respond to emotional or behavioural problems. With three-quarters of adult mental disorders in evidence by the age of 21, effective early interventions are essential in preventing the development of ill health and disability.
The MindEd programme, which is funded by the Department of Health, was developed and written by experts in child and mental health. Mind-ed provides simple, clear guidance on mental health to adults who work with children and young people, to help them support the development of young healthy minds. It allows users to explore resources and complete e-learning sessions at their leisure, as well providing access to information about the services and evidenced based therapies available to help children and young people.
This free educational tool is available for all professionals who interact with children, including teachers, health and social care staff, counsellors, community workers, police and youth offending officers, faith groups, sports coaches, volunteers and many more.
MindEd signposts information about services and therapies available to help children and young people with mental health issues. MindEd also publishes a review of online therapies which can be used by and with children and young people for treatment of common mental health disorders.
The Samaritans have produced a useful fact-sheet for those working with young people aged 16-24 that includes key facts from research, warning signs and sources of help and further information (click below to download it).