Resources and Materials for Children’s Mental Health


Anna Freud Foundation

The Anna Freud Centre is a child mental health research, training and treatment Centre located in London. The Centre aims to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment, bringing together leaders in neuroscience, mental health, social care and education. 


Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS are an National Health Service that support young people with their mental health & emotional well-being. Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives. 


The Children's Society

A charity organisation that fights child poverty and neglect and aims to help all children to have a better chance in life.


Mental Health Foundation

A charity since1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a charity that fights for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at their heart, they aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.  They provide a series of publications and materials on children, young people and families which can be accessed here.  



MindEd is a free educational resource for on children’s and young people’s mental health for all adults. MindEd is suitable for all adults working with, or caring for, infants, children or teenagers; all the information provided is quality assured by experts, useful, and easy to understand. 


National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

The NSPCC is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.

The provide guidance on:

  • depression, anxiety and mental health 
  • self-harm
  • bullying and cyberbullying



Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. We provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. We work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.



Place2Be provides mental health counselling support and training to schools to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and staff. They also provide expert training and qualifications in child mental health.

Place2Be also support and lead the national Children’s Mental Health Week that takes place in February each year. For more information please click here.  


World Health Organisation (WHO)

WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.

They aim to:

  • to strengthen advocacy, effective leadership and governance for child and adolescent mental health;
  • to provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings for early recognition and evidence-based management of childhood mental disorders;
  • to implement strategies for promotion of psychosocial well-being, prevention of mental disorders and promotion of human rights of young people with mental disorders;
  • to strengthen information systems, evidence and research


Young Minds

YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity

Young Minds are a charity who fights for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. Their aim is to make sure they get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.


Youth Sport Trust

YST are a charity for youth sport and physical activity that places ‘Emotional Health’ as one of their core strategic strands. They have developed programmes which use the power of PE and sport to focus on improving mental health outcomes. There are a number of products and programmes which they offer schools, including:

  • Active Healthy Minds 
  • Active in Mind  
  • Girls Active
  • Living for Sport