Who’s doing what for young people and what can we do? By Carl Robinson
This e-‐magazine is a resource for supporting young people with mental health issues. It is not intended to be authoritative, rather exploratory. Please click below for a brief welcome. CLICK ME.
“Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of but stigma and bias shame us all”. – Bill Clinton
Young people’s mental health – paper by Headspace Personal testimonies from young people
Within your immediate friendship circle, what is the general understanding of mental health issues and how it’s supported? Does a stigma exist or are there ways that your friends go about supporting one another?
Issues facing young people’s mental health are vast and complex, but who cares? Why is there a need to know them? Won’t a diagnosis do? CLICK ME
Young people and mental health research paper http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/index.cfm
Caring for our community is everyone’s business. What does our government consider vital when preparing to tackle Australia’s mental health barriers? CLICK ME
www.beyondblue.org.au www.headspace.org.au www.blackdoginstitute.org.au Mental Health and Young People in the UK article Youth mental health in Western Australia article 2007 Australian Youth Mental Health Statistics Youth Beyond Blue National Website Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health
On the previous page there are list of resources, some of which include service providers. Pick one and brieﬂy describe why you believe this organisation’s response to national / state mental illness issues is valuable.
What if I’m faced with a young person with mental health challenges? Is there a procedure I can follow that will help guide me? CLICK ME
Lifeline self-‐help kits Youth Mental Health First Aid CAMHS Referral information
Watch the following clip and attempt a ten minute exercise in mindfulness. Afterwards, post in the forum a short reﬂection on your perception of the value of this activity. http://www.ted.com/talks/ andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes #
Images were taken from the following websites http://www.theresiliencecentre.com.au http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/ The following texts and websites were the primary source of inspiration and information Bland, R., Renouf, N., & Tullgren, A. 2009. Social Work
Practice in Mental Health. An Introduction. Crows Nest, NSW. Allen & Unwin. https://www.mhfa.com.au/cms/history-‐of-‐mental-‐health-‐ ﬁrst-‐aid/
Published on Apr 4, 2014