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Mental Health Educate

Youth mental health educational resources for teachers and other educators

Mental Health Educate is a website that provides access to a range of resources about young people's mental health. The resources are primarily aimed at educators but are free to use by anyone with an interest in exploring issues affecting young people's mental health. All of the resources were developed by clinicians, researchers and academics at the Department of Psychiatry, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences along with a number of collaborators across the education, Arts and online sectors. The target age range for most of the resources is young people aged 13-21 years. Some of the resources are available in both English and Irish.

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Educational Resources

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Four introductory videos and a powerpoint presentation about mental health and mental health difficulties in young people.

INTRODUCTION TO

MENTAL HEALTH 

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH ANIMATION SERIES

A series of six animations on the themes of Feeling Different, Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression, Being Bullied and Body Image.

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EXPLORING LOCAL YOUTH

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Group-based lesson plans on exploring youth mental health services in your local area.

JOURNEY THROUGH 

THE BRAIN BOOK

An informative guide to

the anatomy of the brain in the style of a mindfulness colouring book.

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A YOUNG PERSON'S

GUIDE TO THE MIND

More information from our companion website about

the brain, memory, psychosis

and scientific research.

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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH

AND CANNABIS 

Interactive lesson plans about cannabis and the link between cannabis use and mental health difficulties.

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