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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 8: Seeking expert support and accessing services


Figure 1: adapted from: Content/ who_can_help_us/ #/ id/ 5e30a7a17c501d4bd0554a83 MindEd For Families

Figure 2: from: Young people who self-harm A Guide for School Staff (p15) b5791d_b3807e6a2cd643ed8b29456602afcc01.pdf ( Developed by Researchers from The University of Oxford © University of Oxford

Figure 3: adapted from SilverCloud & Blended Online CBT SilverCloud & Blended Online CBT – Mid & North Powys Mind (

Figure 4: adapted from The CAMHS four tier structure adapted from © Healthcare Improvement Scotland 2012.

Figure 5: Centre for Mental Health 2017

Figure 6: Centre for Mental Health 2017


Video 2: Video 2: What is CBT? | Making Sense of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Courtesy: © Mind Home | Mind, the mental health charity - help for mental health problems

Video 4: Hannah’s Mental Health Story Courtesy: ©Mind watch?v=gn0F36WvLA8

Video 6: What kind of mental health support do young people want? Healthwatch. Open Government Licence ( watch?v=SOxKM1yimpo

Video 7: Gets very real very quickly © The Open University

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