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

ADHD

 

A range of films about 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

Children and Young People with ADHD [PDF]

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.

Bereavement

 

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can help to find support for anyone in Greater Manchester that has been bereaved or affected by a death, no matter how long ago. No one needs to feel alone as they deal with their grief.

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

Greater Manchester Bereavement Service

On this site, you can find out about support in your area and nationally, as well as advice for practical issues that losing a loved one may bring.

Early intervention in psychosis

 

Early intervention in psychosis

Early intervention in psychosis

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

EATING DISORDERS

 

Eating disorders - services for 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

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

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

Support for adults with suspected eating disorders April 2022

Support for adults with suspected eating disorders April 2022 [PDF]

If you’re worried that you or someone you care about is showing any signs of an eating disorder there’s support available

Children and young people with suspected eating disorders 28 January 2022

Children and young people with suspected eating disorders 28 January 2022 [PDF]

If you’re worried someone you care about is showing the signs of an eating disorder, the first step is to talk to them and encourage them to seek help.

FURTHER EDUCATION

 

Mental health in further education colleges

Mental health and wellbeing in colleges

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

42nd Street Online Support report February 2021

42nd Street Online Support report February 2021 [PDF]

In the very early stages of this project 42nd Street conducted a survey of college aged young people to understand help seeking behaviour online and used the results of this to create a bespoke online platform

Supervision pilot project: Interim report

Supervision pilot project: Interim report [PDF]

This project focuses on supportive supervision for people in pastoral or student support roles

Wigan and Leigh College: Transition - Care leaver support package

Wigan and Leigh College: Transition - Care leaver support package [PDF]

This project aimed to support care leavers who were transitioning or preparing to transition from their Level 3 studies in college to higher education

Wigan and Leigh College: Transition

Wigan and Leigh College: Transition [PDF]

This project aimed to support students who report mental health issues round LGBGTQ+ or transgender identification in their transition from school to college.

Aquinas Sixth Form College: Transition

Aquinas Sixth Form College: Transition [PDF]

This project aimed to support the transition of students who identified as having anxiety, OCD and/or depression

Aquinas Sixth Form College: Transition

Aquinas Sixth Form College: Transition [PDF]

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

Bolton College: Transition

Bolton College: Transition [PDF]

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

Bolton Sixth Form College: Transition

Bolton Sixth Form College: Transition [PDF]

The aim of this project was to support students to develop and build self-reliance and coping skills and to discover stress management, relaxation and calming methods to suit them personally.

Bury College: Transition

Bury College: Transition [PDF]

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: Transition

Connell Coop College: Transition [PDF]

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

Hopwood Hall: Transition

Hopwood Hall: Transition [PDF]

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

Loreto College

Loreto College [PDF]

This project aimed to support the mental health of high achieving students and in particular those who were at greatest disadvantage

Salford College Worsley campus: Transition

Salford College Worsley campus: Transition [PDF]

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

St John Rigby Sixth Form College: Transition

St John Rigby Sixth Form College: Transition [PDF]

This project aimed to create a culture and community in which mental health is openly discussed and addressed without shame and stigma

The Manchester College: Transition

The Manchester College: Transition [PDF]

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

Wigan and Leigh college: Apprentices

Wigan and Leigh college: Apprentices [PDF]

This project aimed to facilitate the creation of a safe space for employers and assessors to develop skills and the confidence to support students presenting with poor mental health.

Xaverian College: Transition

Xaverian College: Transition [PDF]

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

 

Bury's Advice and Signposting Offer 2023

Bury's Advice and Signposting Offer 2023 [PDF]

The Greater Manchester (GM) i-THRIVE programme team spoke to Marina Nixon, the senior commissioning manager in Bury about the new Advice and Signposting offer.

The THRIVE Navigator role across Pennine

The THRIVE Navigator role across Pennine [PDF]

Under the THRIVE model of ‘Getting Help’ and ‘Getting More Help’ those children and young people approaching end of treatment at CAMHS will be stepped down to the Navigator

How did Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale’s Healthy Young Minds Service become an NHS Benchmarking Top Performer?

How did Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale’s Healthy Young Minds Service become an NHS Benchmarking Top Performer? [PDF]

Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Programme team spoke with Kim Marshall, Associate Directorate Manager for Healthy Young Minds in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale about how the service became a top performer for NHS Benchmarking

Longdendale High School Emotional Wellbeing Offer-v6

Longdendale High School Emotional Wellbeing Offer-v6 [PDF]

Longdendale High School’s whole school curriculum to support the emotional health and wellbeing of students, staff, and the wider community

M-THRIVE Implementation Story

M-THRIVE Implementation Story [PDF]

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE programme team spoke with Rachel Pilling, the service manager for M-THRIVE about the development of the THRIVE Framework in Manchester.

Wigan CAMHS: The role of the Thrive Mentor

Wigan CAMHS: The role of the Thrive Mentor [PDF]

Marie Baron, the Commissioning Transformation Manager for children and young people’s Mental Health and Learning Disability Services met with the i-THRIVE team to discuss the role of the Thrive Mentor in Wigan.

Transforming care: Wigan’s GP referral pathway

Transforming care: Wigan’s GP referral pathway [PDF]

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Programme team caught up with Graham Doubleday from Wigan Start Well, Chloe Charnock from the Early Help Hub, Amy Cotter from Sensoriel and Sarah Marshall Wigan commissioner to discuss Wigan’s General Practitioner (GP) referral pathway.

Manchester and Salford’s Integrated Access and Care Pathways

Manchester and Salford’s Integrated Access and Care Pathways [PDF]

The National i-THRIVE Programme spoke with Dr Paul Wallis, Director of Psychological Services, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, about Manchester and Salford’s Integrated Access and Care Pathways.

Company Chameleon: improving children and young people’s mental health through dance and movement

Company Chameleon: improving children and young people’s mental health through dance and movement [PDF]

Kevin Edward Turner, Artistic Director, and Sam Broadbent, Learning & Participation Manager at Company Chameleon meet Kat Taylor, GM i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme Manager to explore how arts and cultural provision can support emotional health and wellbeing for children and young people.

Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme

Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme [PDF]

Katherine Taylor, practising clinical psychologist and manager of the innovative programme discusses the aims and progress so far.

Manchester’s Virtual Mental Health Team for Our Children with Disabilities

Manchester’s Virtual Mental Health Team for Our Children with Disabilities [PDF]

The Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Programme team spoke with Dr Liz Bailey, Clinical Lead for the Virtual Mental Health Team for Our Children with Disabilities, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, to discuss the creation of a virtual mental health team as part of a local transformation plan to support children and young people.

How Unity Radio adapted their offer to continue supporting young people’s emotional health during the COVID-19 lockdown

How Unity Radio adapted their offer to continue supporting young people’s emotional health during the COVID-19 lockdown [PDF]

The Greater Manchester (GM) i-THRIVE Programme team spoke with Lee Dinsdale, Director at Unity Radio in Greater Manchester, to discuss the innovative ways in which their offer has been adapted during lockdown

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

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

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 and Wellbeing Workforce Training Programme Strategy [PDF]

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

Transforming Care Pathway in Stockport to better support Parents and Infants [PDF]

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.

THRIVE Framework for system change 2019

THRIVE Framework for system change 2019 [PDF]

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

Promoting Engagement and Resilience in Manchester’s Young People [PDF]

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

The innovative Thrive service in Rochdale [PDF]

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

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

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

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

Liaison mental health

 

Emergency mental health care pathway

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

Greater Manchester Liaison Mental Health Competency Framework [PDF]

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

Treat as one

Treat as one [PDF]

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

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

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

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

Quality Standards for Liaison Psychiatry Services, Sixth Edition [PDF]

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

Royal College of Psychiatrists self help information and printable leaflets:

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

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Pharmacy

Medication information covering a wide range of illnesses

Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network

Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network

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

MENTALLY HEALTHY SCHOOLS

 

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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

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

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

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.

NHS Talking Therapies (formerly known as Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

 

The NHS Talking Therapies manual

The NHS Talking Therapies manual

The NHS Talking Therapies manual and its resources have been produced to help the NHS Talking Therapies programme improve the delivery of, and access to, evidence-based psychological therapies within the NHS.

Parent and infant mental health

 

Pregnancy's, family and metal health: resources and support

Pregnancy's, family and metal health: resources and support

Your pregnancy and parenthood will be a journey, whether you’re looking forward to having your first baby or it’s something you’ve experienced before. This guide aims to help you with your emotional well-being and mental health from pregnancy through to parenthood and to let you know about the different supports that are available to you, should you need them. The guide is also for your partner and their mental health.

Suicide prevention

 

Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Strategy 2020 - 2023

Greater Manchester Suicide Prevention Strategy 2020 - 2023 [PDF]

This document sets out our strategy for working to prevent suicide in Greater Manchester, with an initial focus onmeeting the challenge set out within the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health for at least a 10% reduction by 2020/21

Shining a light on suicide

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.

Training materials and Connect 5

 

Mental health promotion and prevention training programmes

Mental health promotion and prevention training programmes [PDF]

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.

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

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

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

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

Connect 5 in the north delivery and evaluation report [PDF]

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

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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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