Depression in Teenagers - YPU Edinburgh - Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust

Eileen Scott, Assistant Psychologist

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Childline 0800 1111 (telephone), 0800 400 222 (textphone) - Free 24 hour support offered to children and young people

The Samaritans 08457 909090 - 24 hour support

Saneline 08457 678000 - Practical information and support offered 12pm to 2am to anyone affected by mental health problems, including friends and family. Other Resources So Young, So Sad, So Listen (1995) Book about depression in children and adolescents during school years. Aimed at helping parents, teachers and teenagers to recognise and understand depression. By Philip Graham and Carol Hughes Published by Gaskell/West London Health Promotion Agency.

Beating the Blues Booklet which covers causes and treatment of depression. Offering practical advice and ways to help yourself. Includes ways to generate positive thoughts and a depressing thoughts quiz by Cathy Richards, Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

The University of Birmingham, The Student Support and Counselling Service, Elms Row, The University of Birmingham, B15 2TT Tel: 0121 414 5130

Young Peoples Unit, Edinburgh Depression in Teenagers - CDROM Interactive CDROM for young people about teenage depression. Provides information about the symptoms of depression, medical and talking treatments, sources of help and self-help techniques. By Cathy Richards and Dr Nicky Cannon and Interactive website for young people offering advice and information on the causes, symptoms and treatment of depression. Includes self-help techniques such as challenging negative thoughts and relaxation exercises.

Depression in Young People - Pupil Training Pack Designed to be used together this workbook and video present the information needed to run a session for teenagers about depression in young people. Issues covered include recognising signs of depression and understanding the impact of depression on young people's lives. Focuses on helping young people to understand the role they can play in helping friends and themselves. By Graham Sharrock, Cathy Richards, Ann Maguire, Dr Rob Wrate

Above available from: The Young People's Unit, Tipperlinn Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5HF Tel 0131 537 6364

Young Minds Young Minds is a charity which produces a lot of information and provides services which aim to improve the Mental Health of all children and young people.

Range of leaflets include: Children And Young People Get Depressed Too Leaflet which outlines causes and symptoms of depression. Offers advise on how to get help.

Do You Ever Feel Depressed? For teenagers this booklet explains the causes and symptoms of depression. Offers suggestions of ways to help a friend and yourself. Provides sources of information and help.

Worried about Self Injury? This booklet explains what self injury is and gives advice on how to stop. Also suggests sources of help and information.

Why do Young Minds Matter?
For parent, this leaflet talks about mental health problems in young people, the things that can go wrong and the problems this can cause. Offers advice on the range of services that can help. Young Minds,, 102-108 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5SA Tel: 020 7336 8445

Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS) Heath Education Board for Scotland is an agency, which exists to provide health education, promotion, advice and information in Scotland.

Mental health resources for young people include: Head Kit-Poster, Booklet and Contact Card Information about Mental Health Problems and sources of help. HEBS, Woodburn House, Canaan Lane, Edinburgh, EH10 4SG

Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Royal College of Psychiatrists produces a lot of information about symptoms and various treatment methods for depression including antidepressants and talking therapies. Also produces range of factsheets. Information is aimed more at parents and older adolescents. The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 17 Belgrave Square, London, SW1 8PG Tel: 0207 235 2351

Depression Alliance Scotland Provide lots of information about depression and organise self-help groups throughout Scotland. Depression Alliance also produces a large range of leaflets including: Depression and Anti-depressants. Written by a pharmacist this leaflet aims to help people understand antidepressant medication. Covers frequently asked questions and gives information on how antidepressants work and possible side effects. By John Donoghue, BSc MRPharms Depression Alliance Scotland, 3 Grosvenor Gardens, Edinburgh, EH12 5JU Tel: 0131 467 3050

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