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Time to change – a national tackling stigma campaign which has been running for a 3 years It has now launched a campaign for young people. There are pages with resources that can be ordered and downloaded. http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/. This page is particularly aimed at professional working with youth organisations - http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/resources-youth-professionals

Young Minds is a resource that  focuses on mental health and children and young people. This is a good source of factual information about mental health and mental illness and links to lots of other websites that provide information about e.g. specific illness or problems. http://www.youngminds.org.uk

The 5 ways to wellbeing is an evidence based guide to promoting emotional wellbeing  http://www.neweconomics.org/projects/entry/five-ways-to-well-being

The National Mental Health, Dementia and Neurology Intelligence Network (NMHDNIN) is pleased to announce the publication on 2 October of a guide on Measuring mental wellbeing in children and young people. This has been produced by the NMHIN under the direction of its Wellbeing Expert Reference Group. The guide is aimed at those working within public health and related fields, and is intended to provide practical support to those wishing to support local JSNAs and the commissioning of interventions to improve the mental wellbeing of local children and young people. The guide comprises of two documents: the first explains what mental wellbeing is for children and young people, why it is important and its key determinants, and the second is a technical appendix which identifies the measures which may be used to quantify mental wellbeing and its key determinants, together with information on how to use the measures and links to examples of evidence based practice.