mental health education

The HUG cookbook for action

Resources, advice and ideas for getting involved, offering support and taking action on issues that affect people with mental health issues.

Mental health and education decisions

Paper that helps documenting the importance of the association between poor mental health, educational attainment and subsequent dropping-out behaviour.

It suggests (but does not prove) that there could be a causal mechanism. Thus, programmes aimed at improving the mental health of adolescents may be very important for improving educational attainment and reducing the number of young people who are 'NEET' (not in education, employment or training).

Young people and mental health : a systematic review of research on barriers and facilitators

This review provides a summary of evidence to help develop, implement and evaluate interventions for promoting good mental health amongst young people aged 11 to 21 years. The review is particularly focussed on young people from socially excluded groups and on interventions to prevent suicide and self-harm, and associated depression, and the promotion of self-esteem and coping strategies.

Young men and suicide prevention : a scoping exercise for a review of the effectiveness of health promotion interventions of relevance to suicide prevention in young men

This report is a scoping exercise to identify whether systematic reviews which might help to identify effective health promotion interventions of relevance to suicide prevention amongst young men aged 19-34 have already been carried out; and if not, what a new review in this area might look like. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2002 .Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Lorraine: peer support graduate, artist and poet

My name is Lorraine – I am a Peer Support Graduate, Artist and Poet who has lived experience of mental illness. I am passionate about making sure that people hear and understand the message of recovery.
I was keen to get involved in this project so that I could raise the profile of the reality of recovery from mental illness, even the most severe. I want to illustrate by example what people in recovery can and do achieve by way of making a meaningful contribution to a wider society.

Mental Health Foundation: publications

Website resource that offers a range of publications on the topic of mental health, including reports, briefings and information booklets. Publications can be searched by keyword, publication title or by browsing an A-Z title list.

Alzheimer's disease: unravelling the mystery

This resource was written for people with Alzheimer's Disease (AD), their family members, friends, and caregivers, and anyone else interested in AD.

Challenging ideas of mental health - Open Learn, Learning Space K272-1

This resource takes you on a journey of discovery where you are invited to challenge ideas, both new and old, in relation to mental health.

Healthy minds : promoting emotional health and well-being in schools

Report looking into the role played by schools in promoting the emotional well-being of their pupils and measuring their performance against guidance given to schools by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Healthy Schools Standards.