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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Resources for adolescents

Other mental health resources for adolescentsThe selection of materials below has been put together on behalf of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty based on recommendations received from child and adolescent mental health professionals and members of the FOCUS network around the country.

Other colleagues working in the field have also been instrumental in creating the list.

  • Video for Young People
  • CD-ROM for Young People and Teachers
  • Websites
  • Young links 

Video For Young People

Mental illness - Does It Blow Your Mind? 

17 minute video which features powerful interviews with two young people who have overcome the difficulties of serious mental illness. Produced by the Manic Depression Fellowship (Wales)



CD-ROM for Young People and Teachers

Changing Minds: A multi-media CD-ROM about mental health

ISBN 1901242927, RCPsych

A multi-media CD-ROM on mental health which looks at Addictions, Stress, Eating Disorders, Depression, Schizophrenia and Self-Harm. Aimed at 13-17 years, it also provides teacher's notes linked into PSHE.


Liverpool Social Services and Barnados Young Carers Project produce an excellent resource pack aimed at teenagers It covers mental illness, looking after yourself as a young person and people who can help. Tel: 0151 225 6363/4. Email:




  • The Child Psychotherapy Trust produces a number of publications and leaflets written by experienced child psychotherapists which give insight into the child's feelings and view of the world and help parents, and those who work with children, to make sense.


  • Great Ormond Street Hospital: Aimed at teenagers, this website acts as a one-stop educational resource, signposting users to further sources of specialist help and information. The content, which has all been clinically approved by Great Ormond Street Hospital, in collaboration with other organisations, covers many aspects of mental health related conditions, treatments and therapies.



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