Resources

We’ve put together a collection of useful documents, films and links for our mental health programme. Click on show more to access the full range of resources

TRAINING MATERIALS and connect 5

 

Mental health promotion and prevention training programmes

This resource is a collation of emerging practice examples of mental health promotion and prevention training programmes available in England for the core and wider public health workforce.

The Public's Health Across the Life Course: Connect 5

Connect 5 trains front line health and care staff to help people improve their mental wellbeing, and signpost to more specialist support when needed.

Connect 5 in the North West Flyer

Give your staff the knowledge and skills to talk about mental health and wellbeing with the public.

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Train the trainer toolkit for a sustainable method of primary care mental health education

This toolkit has been written to assist providers of primary care services to use a train the trainer method of education to upskill their workforce in mental health and wellbeing.

Core Skills for Mental Health Education & Training Framework

The Statutory/Mandatory CSTF allows employers to recognise statutory/mandatory training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training.

Connect 5 in the north delivery and evaluation report

The following report outlines and evaluates a collaborative project between Health Education England and the Royal Society for Public Health to deliver the Connect 5 programme

ADHD

 

A range of films about ADHD

The Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Networks have a range of useful films available

Children and Young People with ADHD

This report provides good practice guidance for commissioners and service providers across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and South Cumbria regarding ADHD service delivery for children and young people.

Early intervention in psychosis

 

Early intervention in psychosis

The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ emergency care pathway includes guidance and resources.

EATING DISORDERS - CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Eating disorders - services for children and young people

The Royal College of Psychiatrists emergency care pathway for eating disorders services for children and young people.

Aligning Greater Manchester’s eating disorder pathway to the THRIVE Framework

The eating disorder service in Greater Manchester is a developing example of implementing a whole-system pathway across all of the THRIVE Framework needs based groupings

FURTHER EDUCATION

 

Supporting transition from school to college. This is part of the Greater Manchester Mentally Healthy Schools and Colleges programme.

Mental health and wellbeing in colleges

The Greater Manchester mentally health schools and colleges programme is developing the capacity of further education and sixth form colleges to collaborate to support the mental health and wellbeing of their staff and students

Aquinas Sixth Form College

This project aimed to try and improve early identification of vulnerable students and support them with their early interactions with college.

Bolton College

The aim of our summer project was to reduce stress, reduce anxiety surrounding transition and improve wellbeing and resilience.

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Bury College

Together with their partner Streetwise @ Early Break Bury College aim was to provide support for new learners over the summer holiday and during the first few weeks of term

Connell Coop College

This project aimed to raise self-esteem, create a community bond and sense of belonging for the most vulnerable students

Hopwood Hall

This project aimed to support students who may face particular challenges when transitioning into further education.

Salford College Worsley campus

This project aimed to support potential ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ students by providing support over the summer months

The Manchester College

This project aimed to provide a robust and streamlined transition to all students who disclosed a special educational needs and disability prior to enrolment.

Trafford College Group - Stockport College

This project aimed to improve transition support for the most vulnerable students from two Pupil Referral Units

Xaverian College

Xaverian college wanted to find out about the support available to their students for mental health problems.

Greater Manchester universities mental health service

 

Greater Manchester universities mental health service

The Greater Manchester universities student mental health service provides expert support for students who have complex health needs – giving them timely access to professional help and support.

i-THRIVE

 

Manchester’s Children and Parents Service: A model of best practice in sustainably building an integrated support pathway for families

The i-THRIVE Programme team spoke with Dr Caroline White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and head of the Children And Parents Service Manchester about how the service provides an integrated support pathway for families.

Salford’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Workforce Training Programme Strategy

Salford’s Emotional Health Workforce Training Programme and strategy: an example of how a locality can develop a bespoke training strategy to build capacity in the children and young people’s (CYP) workforce.

Transforming Care Pathway in Stockport to better support Parents and Infants

Stockport Integrated Parent Infant Mental Health (PIMH) Care Pathway is informed by the strong evidence base emphasising the importance of supporting child development and family relationships in the early years of a child’s life.

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THRIVE Framework for system change 2019

An essential framework for communities who are supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, young people and families

Promoting Engagement and Resilience in Manchester’s Young People

This case study looks at how Unity Radio in Manchester are supporting young people and contributing to the local ambition to implement the THRIVE Framework

The innovative Thrive service in Rochdale

Read more about the #Thrive service based in Rochdale, an early help, mental health service for children and young people (CYP) between 0-19 years

Oldham’s whole system offer for children and young people requiring support with emotional regulation

An early identification model that was developed in Oldham includes multi-agency care plans to provide holistic help and support

Supporting children and young people who require emotional health and wellbeing help and support

The Tameside and Glossop THRIVE Model of Care is a great example of whole system working

Supporting children and young people in specialist schools

Developing a consultation care pathway in Stockport

Aligning Greater Manchester’s eating disorder pathway to the THRIVE Framework

The eating disorder service in Greater Manchester is a developing example of implementing a whole-system pathway across all of the THRIVE Framework needs based groupings

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

 

The IAPT Manual

The IAPT Manual has been written to help commissioners, managers and clinicians expand their local IAPT services.

IAPT pathway for people with long-term physical health conditions

Royal College of Psychiatrists IAPT pathway for people with long-term physical health conditions and medically unexplained symptoms.

Talking helps Age UK

If you’ve not been feeling yourself lately, there’s support available that could help. Speak to your GP about talking therapies.

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Your mind matters: Thinking about your mental health Age Concern

This guide looks at talking about mental health, the common symptoms of mental health problems and what support is available.

Talking therapies - get help with IAPT: English with English subtitles

This film is aimed at raising awareness of talking therapies amongst BAME communities.

Talking therapies - get help with IAPT: Arabic with English subtitles

This film is aimed at raising awareness of talking therapies amongst BAME communities.

Talking therapies - get help with IAPT: Urdu with English subtitles

This film is aimed at raising awareness of talking therapies amongst BAME communities.

Talking therapies - get help with IAPT: Mandarin with English subtitles

This film is aimed at raising awareness of talking therapies amongst BAME communities.

Talking therapies - get help with IAPT: Bengali with English subtitles

This film is aimed at raising awareness of talking therapies amongst BAME communities.

Liaison mental health

 

Emergency mental health care pathway

The Royal College of Psychiatrists emergency care pathway includes guidance and resources.

What is liaison psychiatry?

Liaison psychiatry aims to bridge the gap between physical and mental healthcare. Find out how this mental health service works.

Greater Manchester Liaison Mental Health Competency Framework

A Continuing Professional Development Framework for Liaison Mental Health Nursing in Greater Manchester

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Treat as one

Bridging the gap between mental and physical health care in general hospitals

Achieving Better Access to 24/7 Urgent and Emergency Mental Health Care

Part 2: Implementing the Evidence-based Treatment Pathway for Urgent and Emergency Liaison Mental Health Services for Adults and Older Adults – Guidance

Quality Standards for Liaison Psychiatry Services, Sixth Edition

These standards have been developed from recommendations in key literature, research and in consultation with a range of stakeholders

The role of liaison psychiatry in integrated physical and mental healthcare

Position statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Royal College of Psychiatrists self help information and printable leaflets:

A range of readable, user-friendly and evidence-based information on mental health problems, treatments and other topics

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy

Medication information covering a wide range of illnesses

Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network

PLAN is a quality improvement and accreditation network for psychiatric liaison services in the UK

MENTALLY HEALTHY SCHOOLS

 

The Mentally Healthy Schools pilot was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to explore new ways of preventing mental health issues in young people through school-based interventions.

Mental health and wellbeing

 

Every Mind Matters

Every Mind Matters is here to help you manage and maintain your mental health, as good mental health makes such a difference.

Mental wellbeing audio guides

This NHS website has a set of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.

Greater Manchester Health Hub

The GM Health Hub is here to provide you with tips and tools, from stopping smoking to understanding more about how you're feeling.

Perinatal and parent-infant mental health resources for professionals

 

Greater Manchester Perinatal and Parent Infant Mental Health Model April 2020

This document describes Greater Manchester’s pioneering perinatal and parent-infant mental health model

Perinatal pathways

The Royal College of Psychiatrists perinatal care pathway guidance provides detailed information on the pathway

Perinatal Mental Health Quick Guide for Health Professionals

One in five women experience a perinatal mental health problem during their pregnancy and in the first year after the birth. This short video aims to raise awareness of Perinatal Mental Health for health professionals like GPs, Health Visitors and Midwives.

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Tameside and Glossop Integrated Perinatal and Parent Infant Mental Health Model May 2017

Tameside’s aim in its provision of services is also straightforward, namely, to effectively and cost effectively meet the needs of all families, right up to those with the most severe mental health problems and/or safeguarding issues.

Stockport Integrated Parent Infant Mental Health Care Pathway Final version

This document is a guide for all professionals working with parents during pregnancy and the early years. The guidance is relevant to all services working within the Stockport Family of Integrated Services and their local partners.

Tameside and Glossop Early Attachment Service Meeting the emotional needs of parents and their babies

Article from August 2015 Community Practitioner. This paper describes a comprehensive and cost-effective parent infant mental health service based on a psychodynamic model

Homestart evaluation

This paper is concerned with the delivery of our parent infant mental health services in Tameside and Glossop; specifically, the vital contribution that trained volunteers has been able to make to families during the perinatal period.

The power of volunteers - Article from Community Practitioner April 2017

Home-Start Oldham, Stockport and Tameside (HOST), the Tameside and Glossop early attachment service (EAS) and Tameside health visiting services enhanced training for volunteers.

Telehealth and infant mental health visiting

Some ways of tailoring strategies that can help services be effective in the context of tele-mental health

BBC Tiny Happy People

Video Content Spreadsheet April 2020

Welcome to Dad Matters

An introduction for services to Dad Matters

Coping with Crying

Babies cry - you can cope

Perinatal and parent-infant mental health

 

Mental health support just before and after giving birth.

Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health Team

Parental Self Care ICON Video

For parents in lockdown with young babies. Some ideas for parents on things they can do to help them cope at this stressful time.

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Coping with Crying

Babies cry - you can cope

Greater Manchester leaflet: Pregnancy, family and mental health

Your guide to pregnancy, family and mental health

Emotional survival for infants and their parents - Association for Infant Mental Health

If you are feeling worried or stressed, as many people are in the current crisis, try to get the support you need from family, friends or professionals

Oxford Parent Infant Project

Ideas for parents to take emotional care of themselves, babies and toddlers during the Covid–19 outbreak

Getting It Right From the Start YouTube Flyer August 2018

This flyer contains information about, and links to, a film on attachment and bonding for new parents.

EasyPeasy app

Fun and games that are proven to help children's development - from birth to 5 years-old.

How are you dad? Dad Matters

Dad Matters asked some dads how they were doing, how they were feeling and what they were worried about...

Hannah

Hear from someone who has benefitted from the perinatal service.

Midwives - Perinatal Launch

Learn about the midwives who work alongside the perinatal service and support the families who use the service.”

Patrycia

Hear from someone who has benefitted from the perinatal service.

DadPad

The DadPad is a great free app, developed in partnership with the NHS, with information and advice for dads. Read more about the DadPad here, or download for free via your app store.

Dad matters

Dad Matters is a new project that aims to provide fathers with support during the pregnancy period and childhood. The Dad Matters website includes useful information and support for fathers.

Association for Infant Mental Health (AIMH)

AIMH promotes the importance of infant mental health and has resources for professionals and parents on its website

The Parent-Infant Foundation

The Parent-Infant Foundation bring together and support the infant mental health sector and have useful resources on their website

Understanding Childhood

Understanding Childhood provide downloadable leaflets for families and child care professionals

Baby Buddy

Baby Buddy is a free award-winning mobile phone app for parents-to-be and new parents. You can download Baby Buddy for FREE on Google Play and in the App Store, and there is also a web version of Baby Buddy,

VROOM

An app to Help Develop Babies’ Brain Power. The app offers parents a toolbox of tips to boost kids’ capacity to learn while promoting parent-child bonding.

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People, developed in Greater Manchester, is here to help you develop your child's communication skills through simple interaction and play.

Best BEGINNINGS

Best BEGINNINGS offer practical, simple, educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents.

NHS CHOICES

This NHS choices website includes information from keeping well in pregnancy, antenatal care and baby’s development, vaccinations in pregnancy through to labour and birth, your new baby, feeding, teething and tantrums.

Pocket Commando DAD: Basic Training. Advice for new recruits to fatherhood. From birth to 12 months.

Pocket Commando Dad is a parenting manual which provides just that. It is concise, as the title suggests, small enough to carry with you, but contains a wealth of step-by-step instructions for everything you need to do for your baby and toddler.

Suicide prevention

 

The Greater Manchester Suicide Bereavement Information Service

The Suicide Bereavement Information Service has been set up to help answer your questions - whether seeking advice on immediate issues that need addressing or making you aware of ongoing support services.

Shining a light on suicide

We want to support you if you are bereaved by suicide or concerned that someone you know may be thinking of suicide. We want to help you find what support is available in the boroughs of Greater Manchester and provide national resources that are available to help.

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Association of Colleges

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Bolton University

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Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Greater Manchester Police

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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

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Manchester Metropolitan University

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NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS England

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NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Improvement

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NHS North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group

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NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group

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North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Northern College of Music

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Salford University

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