in Teenagers - YPU
Edinburgh - Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust
Scott, Assistant Psychologist
- Boaters' Cafe
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
www.depressioninteenagers.com and www.depressioninteenagers.co.uk 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
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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