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NEL Children & Young People Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Directory of Services

This local directory is for professionals working with children and young people across the children’s workforce. The directory describes the pathway for mental health and emotional wellbeing support and signposts you to the appropriate services to ensure CYP get the right support at the right time.

Supporting Mental Health in Schools

This booklet aims to offer practical guidance about what school staff can do to support mental health, and how to help if they are concerned about a child or young person.


If you want to work with young people to create an open, supportive culture around mental health, we have the resources to help you do it.
In the boxes below, you will find straightforward, tried-and-tested session plans, blogs and videos, signposting to mental health services, and a huge range of free materials to get young people talking.



Samaritans' teaching resources help schools develop the skills that young people need to cope with life's challenges.
The DEAL (Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening) resources are a set of lesson plans and activities that are divided into these units: Emotional health, Coping strategies, Dealing with feelings, Connecting with others (communication skills)




YoungMinds supports and informs professionals who work with children or young people, whether through paid employment or voluntary work.
We provide reliable information about common mental health and behaviour concerns in children and young people: symptoms; possible causes; what you can do to help; other resources and organisations you can contact for support.



The Royal College of Psychiatrists produces a range of materials for mental health professionals and the public.





The Nurture Group Network publish a range of books that are fantastic resources for those thinking of starting up or running a nurture group, as well as anyone with an interest in nurture.




Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives. From this site, leaflets, brochures and information sheets are available.





Place2Be offers a flexible menu of services, tailored to meet schools' needs. The typical model is based on a team of five or more Place2Be personnel (both clinical staff and highly skilled volunteers) delivering a range of services in a school.





Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services. Anxiety UK offer a range of resources for parents and schools.



Beat offer support for anyone affected by an eating disorder, plus support for professionals, including books and resources and some training and what to do if you are worried about someone with an eating disorder.





Childhood Bereavement Services Supports professionals working with bereaved children and young people.




MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people’s mental health for all adults.




Resources and lesson plans cover a range of topics surrounding the issues of bullying, online and personal safety. We have a range of material that can be used directly by young people and parents within the home, as well as classroom resources to be used by professionals within schools and youth organisations.



Offers free downloadable resources to be used with Children and Young People.




E-learning resource to support schools working with children with SEN to identify and address their mental health needs.




Connecting with People - Mental Health and Wellbeing Training for professionals, managers and all staff.




Winston's Wish provides publications and resources which offer practical help and support to bereaved children and their families.



Partnership for Children (Zippy's Friends) - Zippy's Friends is a programme that promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of young children in many different countries and cultures.



Smart School Councils Community - Charity that aims to help all young people to play an active, conscious, democratic role in their communities.



Personalising education is about recognising that every pupil is an individual. By focusing on what matters to each child we can design a school life which responds to their particular needs. This way, each pupil can be taught and supported in the best possible way to ensure they reach their potential and become confident, contributing citizens.


Education Support Partnership is the new name for the joined forces of Teacher Support Network, Recourse and Worklife Support. We believe everyone working in education deserves to feel at their best so we’re dedicated to helping organisations and their staff to boost health, happiness and wellbeing through individual support and great management.