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Feeling stressed out or dealing a particular mental health issue? Check out the resources including the fact sheets below for more support.

HeadMeds is a unique UK website about mental health medication for young people aged 13-25. It has been created by YoungMinds and funded by Comic Relief and the Nominet Trust as part of the Innovation Labs (www.innovationlabs.org.uk ) project which has developed a range of digital projects to improve young people's mental health. Created in the style of the 'Talk to Frank' website, HeadMeds provides young people with accessible and useful information about mental health medication during a time which is often confusing, frightening and isolating for them. It includes information about potential side effects when a young person should go and get help and provides answers to some of the difficult questions that young people may have around their medication but may feel uncomfortable asking their GP about, including will it affect my sex life or can I drink with this medication? Complete with real life stories and created side by side with young people HeadMeds provides much needed, straight talk on mental health medication whenever young people need it. The website has been developed by a range of pharmacology experts and young people. It has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and the College of Mental Health Pharmacy and we have been inundated with support for this invaluable resource since we launched the site.
Headspace is an Australian website offering information and resources on a range of mental health issues, including depression, to young people.
Health Talk Online is a UK based resource which has a section for young people including information on depression, eating disorders, long term health conditions and sexual health.
"How to help your loved one eat or tolerate distress in spite of anorexia or another eating or anxiety disorder. Imagine you were to take a bungee jump. What could your instructor do to help you? What would make it worse? One principle is to inspire trust, rather than use logic. By a parent, for parents."
"Produced in association with the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA), I HAVE TOURETTES, BUT TOURETTES DOESNT HAVE ME presents a candid, wide-ranging look at the lives of children growing up with this baffling condition."
Is your young adult with an eating disorder ready for college?

By Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D. and Katie Grubiak, RDN

“You’re a person! You come before your disorder!” Have you ever wanted to correct how someone identifies their mental disorder? You might think you’re doing the right thing. But check out this insider’s view on why it’s so important to stop policing language and start respecting people’s preferences on how they identify.
Kidpower aims to build a safer world with positive strategies to stop violence, as well as empowering people of all ages and abilities with positive, effective empowerment training so they have the tools and the confidence to enjoy living to their full potential.
Information on identifying and managing chronic or persistent pain in children and young people.
Kites advocates for equal opportunities for, and consumer leadership by, people with mental distress and/or addiction issues. The resource page of their website has some useful tools for professionals and families to use with children whose parents may have mental illness or addiction problems.