Mental Health Resources
Bishop Auckland College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter.
The 11-point document, created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts, includes commitments to:
- Promoting equality of opportunity and challenging mental health stigma
- Providing appropriate mental health training for staff
- Providing targeted individual mental health support where appropriate.
Colleges across England teach and train 2.2m people each year - including 685,000 young people. Every year, one in 10 young people experience a mental health problem and one in five young people aged 16 to 24 experience a common mental illness such as anxiety or depression at any one time.
In addition, 75% of adults with a diagnosable mental health problem experience their first symptoms before the age of 24, meaning colleges play a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of their students and staff.
Richard Caulfield, Mental Health Lead at the Association of Colleges, said: “Every single day colleges like Bishop Auckland College provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people. This includes providing support for both staff and student wellbeing at the right time, in the right place.
“This charter gives colleges the chance to publicly state their commitment to the mental health agenda.”
Please find below a variety of mental health resources aimed at supporting different age groups.
Helpful resources for young people’s mental health
Mental Health & Emotional Support for children, young people & families in County Durham
ANXIETY - Young Person’s Fact Sheet
DISTRESS - Young Person’s Fact Sheet
LOW MOOD - Young Person’s Fact Sheet
STRESS - Young Person’s Fact Sheet
Mental Health & Emotional Support for adults in County Durham
Useful links and resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health resources for parents and carers
Supporting your child a guide for parents
Bereavement by suicide leaflet
Coping with self-harm brochure for parents and carers
Supporting Young People experiencing thoughts of suicide
OCD UK resources and information
Talking to your teenager about Self-harm
Looking after your mental health and wellbeing
How to look after mental health