Here are some websites, apps, videos and resources for children, young people and their families to access. These resources have not been created by NHS Forth Valley CAMHS, but are freely available on the internet and they may be useful to you.
- www.youngminds.org.uk – A well respected mental health charity for young people
- www.moodcafe.co.uk – Produced by NHS Fife but has relaxation tools and
- www.ru-ok.org.uk – Mental health charity: Information on relaxation, anger management, etc.
- www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/parentsandyouthinfo.aspx – Produced by Royal College of Psychiatrists: Search for leaflets and fact sheets about many subjects from depression to sleep problems
- www.childline.org.uk – For young people and for individuals who are concerned about the safety and well-being of young people. The help and advice section has pages about bullying, abuse, homelessness, suicide and much more. Childline (tel. 0800 1111)
- www.samaritans.org – or 08457 90 90 90
- www.crusescotland.org.uk – Bereavement support
- www.b-eat.co.uk – Online help and support for young people with eating difficulties, including a general helpline and a youth helpline and downloadable information sheets.
- www.handsonscotland.co.uk This website is designed to help you make a difference to children and young people’s lives, by giving you tools to respond helpfully when they are troubled. It is a one-stop shop for practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental wellbeing
- www.llttf.com – Living Life to the Full: This is an 8 session course that has been written by a Psychiatrist who has many years of experience using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach and aims to help young people develop skills in everyday life
- www.familylives.org.uk – targeted early intervention and crisis support to families
- www.lgbtyouth.org.uk – Advice and on line chat available
- www.sleepscotland.org – Sleep counselling for parents and carers of children and young people with additional support needs
Neurodevelopmental Difficulties (ASD, ADHD)
- www.autism.org.uk – National Autistic Society offers information and support
- www.anxietyuk.org.uk – Charity: they provide information on a range of different difficulties. Also have an App & helpline
- www.nopanic.org.uk Help with panic attacks, obsessions and phobias. Has a Youth Helpline.
- www.anxietybc.com although Canadian our young people have found this an excellent website and the downloadable free Mindshift App for young people
- www.ocduk.org Info site for children and young people affected by OCD run by Royal Maudsley Hospital
- www.beatingtheblues.co.uk – offers 8 sessions of computerised cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) programme for depression and anxiety, recommended National Institute of Health Excellence for the treatment of low mood and depression.
|CAMHS Resources has provided a collection of useful videos for children, young people and parents on a variety of topics. This can be accessed here.|
|The NHS has developed some moodzone audio guides regarding stress, anxiety and depression. These can be accessed here.|
|Calm Harm – An app to help young people overcome the urge to self-harm.|
|Combined Minds – An app to help support children, young people and their families with mental health.|
|Happify – An app with the latest scientific advice on overcoming stress and leading a happy life.|
|Headspace – An app to help with everyday mindfulness and meditation to help ease stress and anxiety.|
|MeeTwo – An app for teenagers to discuss aspects of their life that are worrying them in a safe and secure forum.|
|MoodKit – An app that uses CBT to help stress and anxiety.|
|SafeSpot – An app that promotes coping strategies and resources for young people coping with difficult situations.|
|The Worry Tree – to help record and manage your worries.|
|Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous support.|