Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

From 3-9 February, Children’s Mental Health Week is encouraging everyone – adults and children alike – to look after their mental wellbeing. We’ve collected together some services and resources we hope you’ll find useful.
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Video playlist

We’ve compiled a selection of YouTube videos that discuss issues around children’s mental health

Books and ebooks

Mending Young Minds

Listen to the Radio 4 documentary programme on the work done by child psychotherapists at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Originally broadcast in 2015, it’s still available on BBC Sounds.

Podcast playlist

A series of short animated videos which use powerful personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of young people. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

Mental health resources from RCPsych

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has a collection of  web pages about mental-health conditions. The information has been developed by clinicians in conjunction with young people, with a choice of resources aimed at children or their parents and carers.


MindEd elearning

MindEd is a free online educational service from Health Education England on children and young people’s mental health. It includes specialist content for parents and carers, as well e-learning for professionals and volunteers. Find out more at

Training at the Tavistock and Portman

Tavistock and Portman courses will give you a deeper understanding of the complex difficulties children experience, and build up your ability for critical reflection and resilience. Our training draws on a rich tradition of psychoanalytic and systemic thinking and also benefits from our experience at the cutting edge of innovative practice and research in a multidisciplinary context. Find out more about our courses for helping children here.


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