Useful lists of information and resources:
Chronic worrying or Generalised Anxiety Disorder information: https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/our-services/anxiety-information/young-people-and-anxiety/generalised-anxiety-disorder-gad/
Self-help guide for teenagers with OCD: http://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk/obsessioncompulsion.asp
Young Minds is a charity committed to improving the mental health of young people. They provide support for those worried abut a young person’s behaviour or mental health and provides information leaflets
Parent’s Helpline 0808 802 5544 (free helpline, open Mon-Fri 9.30am – 4pm, or chat online weekdays 11am – 1pm)
Rethink provides information and a helpline for anyone affected by mental health problems
Helpline 0300 500 0927
Mind provides information on mental health problems and treatments.
Helpline 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm)
Depression Alliance is a national charity providing information and articles about depression.
No Panic is a national organisation providing information about anxiety disorders
Additional support for times of crisis:
Childline 0800 11 11 – a free confidential 24 hour helpline for young people up to the age of 19
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 – a free confidential 24 hour helpline
Papyrus HOPELineUK 0800 068 41 41 – a free confidential helpline for anyone concerned about a young person at risk of harming themselves. Open weekdays 10am – 5pm, 7pm – 10pm; weekends 2pm – 5pm.
Online self help resources:
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self help leaflets
Website provides a range of mental health self-help guides.
Mental Health Awareness Evening: Anxiety and Depression in Children and Young People
Professor Cathy Creswell and Professor Shirley Reynolds
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Creswell, C. & Willetts, L. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Fears and Worries: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. London: Constable & Robinson.
This is a book for parents about how they can use CBT to help their anxious child or young person and includes lots of helpful strategies.
Willetts, L. & Creswell, C. (2007). Overcoming Your Child’s Shyness & Social Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques. London: Constable & Robinson.
This is a book for parents about how they can use CBT to help their shy or socially anxious child or young person and includes lots of helpful strategies.
Huebner, D. (2006) What to Do When You Worry too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Washington, DC: Magination Press.
This interactive self-help book has been written for children and parents and explains CBT techniques in an easy to understand way, with lots of pictures and metaphors.
Rapee, R., Wignall, A., Spence, S., Lyneham, H. and Cobham, V. (2008) Helping Your Anxious Child . Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
A book for parents using Cognitive Behavioural strategies.
Reynolds S. & Parkinson, M. (2015)
Teenage depression: A CBT guide for parents: This accessible companion book to Am I Depressed and What Can I do About it? makes use of the case studies, looking at the issues from the parents’ point of view, and incorporates additional strategies for parents. From ‘what to look out for’, through what the evidence says about different forms of treatment, to family communication and relapse prevention. Each section includes troubleshooting boxes