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Introduction to adolescent mental health
Introduction to adolescent mental health

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This free course was written by Victoria Cooper, Sharon Mallon and Anthea Wilson and was published December 2021. We would also to thank Jennifer Colloby, Steven Harrison and Karen Horsley for their key contributions and critical reading of this course. We would like to thank the parents, young people and professionals who shared their experiences with us.Their willingness to share sensitive and highly personal accounts of having or supporting those with mental health challenges adds greatly to this course and we will hope will benefit all those who find themselves in similar situation.

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Session 6: Supporting young people


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Figure 2: Centre for Mental Health 2017 mental-health-among-children-and-young-people


Figure 4: interactive (text adapted from): CAMH service tiers (

Figure 5: John Birdsall John Birdsall (

Figure 6: from: Figure 1: Prevalence of insufficient physical activity among school-going adolescents aged 11–17 years, globally and by World Bank income group, 2001 and 2016 The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

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Video 1: Another Way: Young people talk mental health: Courtesy Youth Access and Eye Opening Films (Producer)

Video 3: 4 ideas for supporting a child with anxiety. Courtesy Pooky Knightsmith Mental Health licenses/ by/ 4.0/

Video 4:  Difficult Conversations - Roundup | YoungMinds Parents Lounge Courtesy: Young Minds nrXBaSOd6F8

Video 5: How to manage your mood with food | 8 tips: Courtesy: Mind - the mental health charity

Video 6: How 10 Minutes Of Exercise A Day Can Change Your Brain: Dr Brendon Stubbs | Bitesize This excerpt is taken from Episode 97 of the Feel Better Live More podcast hosted by Dr Rangan Chatterjee. how-exercise-changes-your-brain-and-reduces-your-risk-of-depression/ blog/ category/ podcast/

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