Mental Health

This page pulls together valuable resources for the youth work sector to help manage the mental health of young people affected by COVID-19.

WHO mental health considerations

Official guidance from the World Health Organisation regarding how COVID-19 is likely to affect mental health, including a specific section offering suggestions for the caretakers of children.

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NHS Health Scotland resource on children & young people

NHS Health Scotland's resource for building mental wellbeing and resilience for children and young people during COVID-19.

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Guidance for young people & families

We have collaborated with COSLA, NHS Health Scotland, Young Scot and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to produce a resource on how how children, young people and their families can manage anxieties about COVID-19.

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Teen Mental Health - A Guide for Parents

Useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure and cyberbullying, as well as links to other important mental health resources. 

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Mental Health Foundation information hub

Resources on mental health and wellbeing for those self-isolating, or with financial, housing and/or employment concerns.

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SAMH information hub

A wealth of resources are available on how to handle COVID-19, including how to cope with news cycles, claiming benefits and advice for self-isolating.

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COVID-19 FAQ for practitioners

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has put together a detailed FAQ document regarding COVID-19.

Read the document.


See Me Scotland blog

See Me Scotland's COVID-19 blog includes a list of resources to help people manage their mental health throughout the current lockdown and beyond.

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Young Minds

Young Minds is a UK-based charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Their website has a number of resources to help young people cope with anxieties and concerns around COVID-19.

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General anxiety

Anxiety UK has numerous resources on its website to help individuals combat anxiety, including COVID-19 specific resources, and a helpline to support people seeking guidance.

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Clear Your Head resource

Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland have worked together to produce a resource for managing mental health during COVID-19.

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Big White Wall

BWW provides safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained professionals online at all times. The service is free to all in Glasgow. Simply visit the website and enter your postcode.

Find out more.



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