At the time of writing it’s Time to Talk day 2018 – a day when we encourage people to have conversations about their mental health. This can feel difficult, especially if things are difficult we’ve not had the conversation before.
In order to help young people ask for help about their mental health (every day, not just today!) we wrote a leaflet called ‘How Can I ask for Help’ which is a guide for young people who are worried about themselves or a friend and want to prepare to talk to a trusted adult about their mental health for the first time.
You can download it here:
It is also available as a hard copy leaflet which can be provided free of charge by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (though we welcome donations!). School nurses, pastoral staff and mental health / wellbeing leads may think about where you could keep copies of these resources for pupils to access..
I hope you find it helpful. You may also like my video – ten tips for how to start a conversation with a friend if you’re worried about their mental health:
As ever, your feedback is greatly appreciated so please take a moment to leave a comment with any ideas, experiences, questions you’d like to share.