Since November 2012, I have been visiting schools, universities and organisations to help raise awareness of mental health issues. Did you know that 10% of young people are suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder today? Not only does this mean that a vast number of young people are unhappy, but also that they are underperforming at school, college and in the early stages of their careers. The consequences for families, schools and employers are dire.
And yet mental health remains a largely hidden epidemic. There is SO much more that could be done - that SHOULD be done.
This website aims to provide helpful information, guidance or reassurance to those looking to find out more about adolescent mental ill-health whether they be educators, parents, young people... anyone!
If you are concerned about the emotional wellbeing of someone, help is out there! It is just a question of finding it...!
Podcasts for today’s teenage world
with James Shone & James Sertin
Season One of ‘Talking Teenagers’ is a podcast series comprising interviews with experts designed to help parents and pastoral leaders with some of the key issues of raising teenagers in today’s world. They are brought to you in association with ‘I Can & I Am’.
Click here to listen to my talk on 'FourThought' now chosen for
the 'Best of...' collection.
HeadTalks interview - link
Uncovering Resilience in the Next Generation
A friend found this website to be life-changing
If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis you can text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free, 24/7 support
Bounce Works is a new project which might help individuals and families deal with emotional pain
Your Mental Health Companion
If you are struggling with emotional problems, try Mind Doc to help you become more aware of your mood