How to promote the Crisis Tools
We are delighted to announce that we have been working with colleagues at Healthy Teen Minds to develop and launch a suite of mental health crisis learning resources.
These resources have been designed by young people, working with professionals too, allowing you to hear directly from them about what helps in a moment of crisis. The tools complement existing training and education. They aim to build an individual’s confidence to have effective conversations and provide personalised support to a young person in a mental crisis.
The short Crisis Tools learning guides we have supported are:
• What you need to know
• How to start the conversation
• So you want to talk about risk?
• How to wrap things up
We need to ensure this learning resource gets to the front line, especially to those who work in health and care, educational and emergency response settings.
Please can you share these online tools far and wide with your networks? We have provided suggested copy for your communication channels and the intended audiences we are hoping to reach. We will be actively promoting on social media channels too, so please do support us with this by sharing if you can.
Also, as part of the build up to this year’s World Mental Health Day, you can join us on 7 October 2021 for the Healthy Teen Minds online Crisis Tools celebration event.
Finally, but most importantly, we would like to extend a special thanks to the young advisors who have co-produced and co-led on the curation and development of these resources. They have all selflessly shared their lived experience of mental health crisis, so we can better understand what support young people want and need to hear in a mental health crisis.